Vanist 17

A photography project for Vanist clothing. Bringin their new products into 2017. I took photo’s of collected models from MMU. The photo’s featured on the online store and social media.

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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 😀

 

 

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.

Abandoned Barn

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Experimenting with long exposure has helped me understand more about my camera and how it works, for this project I went to an abandoned barn that would of been pitch black without my torch. I noticed I could create complicated looking lighting setups just using the one torch. A tripod was particulaly important to keep the camera steady while taking these 30″ long exposures, this also allowed me to move around with the light.

Identity Project

Imagine forgetting your identity, loosing yourself. Going missing. Family and friends would worry where you are, report you missing. You wouldn’t remember anything of your previous life, completely unaware you are living a new identity, or maybe an old identity, someone you used to be. My college project themed “Identity” is about finding your previous identity through clues your family and friends have placed. Graphics and photography based I have expressed some clues as missing posters placed around my college, with myself being the subject.