Friday, 30 October 2015

OUGD502 Design Strategy Presentation - CryBabyCry (Studio Brief Two)

CryBabyCry is a band that I have followed across Yorkshire for around a year. Myself and Izzie recently decided to message them and see if we would be allowed to film one of their sets. They said yes, and we went to Chapel Allerton to film a charity gig they put on for a local radio station. The gig was quite awkward to film around, as you had to be very quiet as it was being broadcast live, so we had to set up three different cameras and just pray that we got enough decent footage. This is the final video that we created, that I think is very successful.

After creating this video, we have been in contact with another band that offered to pay us to film one of their own gigs. It just goes to show that putting your name out there and doing work you love will get you recognised.

Monday, 12 October 2015

OUGD502 Creative Report - Summer Experience, Study Task One (Studio Brief One)

I began the summer holiday by trying to be as productive as possible within design as I wanted to keep in the swing of things and make art for briefs of my choosing. I started by designing logos for the online website 'Design Crowd'. I found this website really useful for finding possible clients, and although I wasn't successful with any of my designs, I thought it was helpful as I would receive feedback from the client which is what it will be like in industry. I created the designs below which were all for completely different businesses and companies across the globe.

Over summer, I also decided I would watch some Wes Anderson films as I find the colour palettes really inspiring and creating videos is something I really want to take further forward in Level 5. I finally got to watch The Budapest Hotel which I think was a really great film and the elements of comedy were really well achieved.

I also carried on working at the O2 Academy, meaning I got to see quite a lot of bands and musicians play, for example I saw Marcia Griffiths. I'm not particularly a fan of her music, however the atmosphere was very chilled and it was cool to witness. Through working at the O2, I was able to become a programme seller at Leeds Festival. I think this was a really great opportunity as I got to meet loads of new people and also ended up getting a weekend wristband for the festival, so I got to see loads of really cool bands and meet loads of people and actually got paid to go.

Finally over summer, I went to Kalkan in Turkey for 10 days and this is where I decided I would take all my photos for my summer brief. Although it was doubtable at times if I would get there, as the taxi driver dropped us off at the wrong terminal at Manchester, so we had to run with all our suitcases, and the driving of taxi drivers over there is insane.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

OUGD502 Design Strategy Presentation - Tutti Frutti @ Munro House (Studio Brief Two)

At the very end of last year, some students were offered an opportunity to have work displayed and on sale in an exhibition at Munro House in Leeds. The task set was to create a letter pressed print of a recipe featured in the magazine launch. The recipe I was given was for Welsh Rarebit.

This is the design that I originally came up with. I sent it over to Ellie and she gave me the all clear to start letter pressing and screen printing the design.

This is my work on display at Leeds Gallery. Although it didn't go completely as planned, it was still a really great opportunity and I would love to take part in more exhibitions at Munro House / across Leeds.