For this assignment we needed to find a map that wasn’t printed; it didn’t matter if the map was from Savannah or from Scad or from Colombia, as long as it was a map. I chose a historic map of Savannah , that was not very big but neither very small , it was normal size. I put dirt , water, juice, paint , markers, rubber cement, Uhu glue, gum and finally I lighted it . The parts that survived were the parts I’ve already been so i started thinking globally. I thought I could represent somehow the places were I have already been. I saw some masks in Blick store so I decided to paint the mask representing North and South America as well as Europe and Asia. I made a very bad decision by putting a golden background just because i though the paper was really cute. I did understand at the end that sometimes is better to leave some things out of the composition.
This was one of the most challenging and exciting projects we had in this quarter for design. The objective was to identify all the letters of the alphabet and the numbers from 1 to 9 in the environment. I walked throughout all Savannah to find all types of figures and form that were similar to the letters or to the numbers. I found most of them on Broughton St and Taylor St.
For this assignment we had to tell the story of Jack & Jill using specific symbols. Our group didn’t attend to class on Monday when the assignment was first said ; we had a hard time on wednesday being creative. We decided to make words with the symbols but we went out of track because the words were not well placed . I did the first 2 panels of Jack & Jill.
I like to associate colors with sounds specially red . I see red very frequently in the day even more than blue . I drew the conversations in red because that was the sound I heard the most . I drew some speakers to represent all the sounds that were coming to my mind when I was trying to record. The triangles are symbols of steps and the curve lines the air . The short lines with the diagonal green line intercepting is a representation of all sounds mix .
I frequently visit some sound designers blogs , and this are my favorites:
this is relative a new blog with only 3 pages. There are many reflections about deep listening, silence in the world and the points of listening. It is very interesting and intriguing to read others peoples perspective about the importance of learning to listen. I wish there wasn’t that much reading and more videos but overall it is great.
I have been obsessed with this blog for a long time now. It has so many new articles about music technology and new ways of creating new sounds. In this blog I found an artist that is one of my largest inspirations, Craig Colorusso.
Craig Colorusso explores the intersection of sound, light , and space through sculpture since 2000. His creations consist of wood, metal , fabric and electronics. My favorite installation that Colorusso has made is the Sun Boxes; It consist of a stereo that radiates different sound depending on the landscape. The sun box accommodates and interacts with the landscape.
Craig Colorusso personal blog : http://www.craigcolorusso.com/
This last blog is focus more in sound effects and designing sounds . There are several videos demostrating how people simulate sounds like rain with simple artifacts. My favorite one is Liquid Metal from Soundcatcher .
I didn’t know a water phone was actually real , in fact it has so many utilities it is fascinating. This “instrument” has a huge amount of different tones that can be use to simulate any type of situation.
http://vimeo.com/58697591 (this is the video of the water phone)
This artifact is usually used to call whales and other Cetaceans.
this article was written by Shaun Farley a sound editor and re- recording mixer
For this assignment I had to represent Order, Increase, Bold, Congested,Playful, Tension using flat black squares.
I used sharpie and indian ink to create my six designs. Some squares I decided to let them on blank without filling them with black , to contrast with the other ones.
For this project I created several different motifs mixing two different shapes , and I had to choose one that I liked the most . When I chose my motif i started playing around with this design. I arranged my motif in different ways in a grid of 10×10. I liked one in particular because it reflected my personality . Even though it was very simple it looked elegant , and I knew I could change something when i got to the part of the negative space. After this I start painting with the ink , for the first time in my life. I wanted to be very careful because I didn’t know how thick or thin this ink was; I didn’t want to screw things up. I took my three designs to class and I noticed that i used outlines for all three designs which I wasn’t supposed to it , but i though they helped the design. I knew this could take me some points out but I was willing to take the risk. The last step was transferring the best design into an illustration board. I decided at first to do it without outlines, but i noticed it looked actually pretty nice and neat that it wasn’t necessary to paint the outlines. For the last details I chose a black thick board so it highlighted the black squares and arrows.
I use two different techniques, number 1 and 2 i used the technique of concentration and number 3 of isolation. I used lines, curves and circles to create simple shapes as according to myself, being real associating them to my own real life and its simplicity.
A better use of negative space