Thursday, 17 February 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

bbc2 loves turquoise

alternative bbc2 ident segment w/voiceover

This is an ident for 'That Mitchell and Webb Look' that was shown on the BBC relatively recently. The ident ending has an alternative aesthetic as it relies on a voiceover rather than type to communicate the information about the program.

bbc2 ident segment

This trailer contains an ident segment at the end for BBC2 that will possibly work for the end of my 10 second idents.

This particular trailer is for 'The Wonders of the Solar System'. If you haven't seen it it's a great watch. The ident segment is right at the end of the trailer but I have added a screenshot too.

This trailer also a good example of music working within an ident for effect.

Monday, 7 February 2011

lollipop music cd

Some funky packaging right here. Bold and sophisticated on the outside and crazy and psychedelic on the inside. This is pretty much on the money for an idea that I was thinking for packaging for my DVD.

Cheers Sai for finding this for me.

big sky documentary film festival title sequence

This is a very nice title sequence that makes good use of 'camera work' which I have utilised in my own animation in after effects.

helvetica title sequence

The challenge posed in the brief for this title sequence for the film about the Helvetica typeface was to keep it simple and effective which is done very successfully. It makes for an effective sequence.

The titles themselves are interesting as it simply reals off lots of big names in the world of design as contributors to the film. This is a possibility for my sequence.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

arne jacobsen - stackable chair

This is a fantastic example of form following function in design. The Stackable Chair does exactly what it says. It is possible to stack them on top of each other for each of storage (the function). This design was so revolutionary that is commonplace is a lot of households, offices and schools today. I even have 4 stackable chairs as kitchen table chairs in my student house that I am typing this from right now.

ludwig mies van der rohe - barcelona chair

Van der Rohe was the final director of the Bauhaus and what a fine designer he was. He is responsible for the Brno chair as well as this one, the Barcelona Chair. This design is commonly seen today. I myself have seen it in department stores as casual seating as well as being for sale in the very same department store! I need not say any more of it's status.

ludwig mies van der rohe - brno chair

Because of Dan Cruickshak's enthusiasm in the video I simply had to include this chair! To be fair to Dan, it is a very well designed chair and I fully appreciate how groundbreaking it was for its time!

girret rietveld - red and blue chair

Definitely one of the most famous chairs in art. The Red and Blue Chair is a classic piece of De Stijl art and is arguably one of the most recognised pieces of De Stijl work asside from Piet Mondrian's.

wassily chair - bauhaus

Probably one of the most famous chairs to come from the Bauhaus. A lovely design. Designed by Marcel Breuer, worth putting on the eye chart i should think!

different types of eye chart

Brief investigation into eye charts as a guide to follow for my chair one:

dan cruickshank loves the Brno chair

This is a great video that came to mind when I received the topic of 'chairs' for my eye chart. Dan Cruickshank visits the Bauhaus to investigate their collection of archived chair design. He is extremely enthusiastic about the experience. Particularly the Brno chair than he looks at last. He is rather funny when looking at the thing. He caresses it a lot, it's quite strange. But nevertheless, he showcases a very well designed chair for its time. And as we know, the Bauhaus was monumental in forward thinking design in the 20th century.

Skip to 3.14 for the Brno chair. It's a peculiar watch!

I may look at Bauhaus chairs for my poster.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

lenny kravitz documentary title sequence

This title sequence is very helpful. It pins down that I should use option number 2 in this design context post in terms of what names should appear as the titles in my title sequence. Due to the fact that 'Top 10 Beatles Songs' is a factual, documentary style program, this approach is definitely more appropriate than simply reeling off a list of famous people that appear in the program.

Titles in this documentary include:

  • Director of Photography
  • On the road footage by:
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Editor
These are potential titles for my own sequence.

opening credit titles

The opening title would have to mention people who have been involved in the making of the program.

There are 2 ways that this can be approached:


The following names could appear in the opening titles as potentially having a contribution in the program:

  • Paul McCartney (living Beatle)
  • Ringo Starr (living Beatle)
  • Yoko Ono (John Lennon's widow)
  • Olivia Harrison (George Harrison's widow)
  • George Martin (Beatles producer)
  • Eric Clapton (Close friend of George Harrison)
  • Noel Gallagher (massively influenced by The Beatles)
  • Paul Weller (influenced by the Beatles)
  • Essentially anyone in music that has been influenced by or likes The Beatles could contribute

  • 'Producer'
  • 'Art director'
  • 'Photographer'
  • 'Edited by'
  • 'In Association with'
  • Etc.

moon title sequence

A look into how titles appear in a title sequence. Similarly to the Madmen title sequence, these flash up. It looks simple and professional. However, the title sequence names would be different for a factually based TV show such as Top 10 Beatles Songs.

penny lane street sign and barber

I will be referencing the genuine Penny Lane sign in my animation as a reference to the Beatles song that is written about said street.

Note within the first 10 seconds of the official video for the song Penny Lane the barber shop to match the lyrics:

"In Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs,"