Polaroid FMP

FMP. My final major college project is about cameras and film photography. My sketchbook well documents how my ideas have changed over time, initially I wanted to create a car advert but looking ahead of time, I needed to change my idea so it was realistically possible. I then found a project idea I was happy with, then developed it recording each step. Rebranding Polaroid, a well known company from past to present for producing film cameras. The project theme became: Instant memories.

I wanted to advertise the joys of film photography, and encourage the younger generation to continue using this dying  technology. This project required alot of background research into advertising and the product market. From this I learnt key aspects needed to create a successful advert.

Mixing my knowledge of product design and graphics I produced a new camera design aimed specifically at the project’s audience. The 3D side of the project became a key role featuring in the video. I wanted to show off the new camera design, which was best expressed through the help of visualisation tools. This also allowed me to place the improved camera into the advert seamlessly.

An experiment using 3D printing and motion tracking. For the project I wanted to experiment using new CGI techniques. I took advantage of 3D printing technologies and figured it would be easier to motion track an accurate model generated on the computer. This worked perfectly! This is a short video but shows the trick works. Using a mirror ball environment map of the scene before filming created a further realistic and natural look. Tracked and rendered In Blender3D.

 

The examiner was pleased with my work, I received a Merit for my final grade 😀

 

 

PentaxMX

My first photographs using an old SLR, Pentax MX. I was worried all these photos would be either over or under exposed, thankfully my shutter-time judgement was correct. Using a fixed wide angle lens with a completely open aperture was a good first choice, this gave me enough light to play with. I love the warm and green colours produced by this film, the picture inst completely sharp but gives a soft feel.

Snowy Asylum

A thick layer of snow fell over stockport, brought my camera to college to find college was closing, feeling productive I revisited the Asylum. One of my favourite photography locations. I made sure to use the Cameras large colour depth to boost the perceptual saturation so the viewer could see more colours than they would their naked eye.

Aeolian Light

A large outdoor light installation in Salford Keys, This large cubic array of lights change colour to the wind and your movement. Walking through the tentacle like dangling lights feels much like a scene from avatar, this immersive experience feels warming to the eyes despite the actual freezing feel. Salford keys is very open space and modern, a location to revisit.

Deer in simple line

Using a graphics tablet input I am able to draw directly into the computer. Whilst browsing Tumblr I noticed a popular theme for deer. I decided to draw one in my own style. There is a simple outline in white, that without would make the shaded parts harder to understand. These lines are what balance out the image from the edge of the image. The simple pale colour scheme reflects on the gentleness of the deer itself. This project took about 1.5 hours.