Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Project 5 Objectives

My objective for my final project is to fix and improve my Occupy KC logo build, by altering the timeline so that the elements appear to be dispersed and then regroup without the looping being needed. I also plan on working on the craft of the motion of the elements till I can make it fully natural feeling.

What is Motion Graphics?

The video begins its definition of motion graphics with a simple explanation as type or graphic forms moving. It then precedes to contrast this to animation, which tells the most about the application of motion graphics. The only difference between the two fields is wether or not the character expresses itself directly. Motion graphics lack the self-expression of characters, which in the present world makes it useful in the applications of short time-slots or as supplemental implied information. The short time-slots are the home of logo builds, t.v. interstitials, and advertisements, which can rely on the quick delivery of information that can be quickly read by the viewer. As supplemental implied information they can appear in the opening credits of movies where the motion and appearance can imply qualities that can be filtered through experience as empirical deductions. These implied qualities are chosen by whether or not they lead to common understandable deductions by the masses.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Occupy-KC Logo Build

This build for the Kansas City Occupy Movement was designed to operate on a display that would continuously loop it. The constant hum of people talking and the action of continually regrouping emphasizes the fact that this group like all occupiers will not give up and will keep coming back together.

I learned that five seconds is more than ample time for creating a small narrative and that through manipulation of repetition you can take something that is apparently negative in meaning the first time around and show it to have a positive meaning.