Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Folly Final, Pamphlet, and a video of a bird flying cycle


So my concept for my video will be the microphone will open up and the bird will fly out, and land on the band name.



Flying Bird from Andrew Roper on Vimeo.
Paper Dreams from Kenneth Onulak on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Progress for Book/Joint Crit


Concept: fragmentation of the form, based on how Gertrude adresses language, contrasted with the duality of the linear forms of language and books.

First of all, I figured out my analog process, I scanned my book numbers while moving them around to create fragmented forms. I am still a little undecided on how I  want to use them, but I'm thinking they are going to be on the covers of my books (in color), or in windows in the middle of my books.
I don't plan on having page numbers because technically my books, accordions, are one continuous page.

Below are just a few moments I have printed up for my first book form.





Motion Tests & Story Boards

Alrighty, so here is a new motion test, and the old stop motion with story boards!
This new motion is one moment  in my story board, and I plan on having the motion throughout the whole video choppy, except a few moments, to strengthen my fragmentation concept.


strange motion test from Monica Roesner on Vimeo.

gertrude stopmotion from Monica Roesner on Vimeo.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Progression.....

After crit it seems that everyone agrees I have my form and concept nailed, down. Now I'm just getting down into the knitty-gritty and making all of those small pieces to put together.

Over the weekend I focused on getting an In-Design document going with all of the text and I'm slowly getting it all locked up in the compositions I want. I'm playing with purposefully justifying type so that it looks fragmented, but I need to start going through and spacing it.


I've also been playing with interesting type in with the cover images, in the style of how I will be animating for Narrative.


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Folly Poster Round Two!

 So I'm still clean up a few things before printing, but I think this has taken on a whole new life and is doing way better! I mostly just stripped it down to be simpler and more refined. I added a new background texture, and totally swapped out the color scheme for something that would look a lot more elegant and soothing to reflect my singer more.








Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fragmentation Experimentaion for Gert

Here are a few of my ideas for the motion pieces, I've just been trying to think in broad senses of what would work well to show fragmentation, now I need to take these overall themes and refine them into specific typographic moments.

The first storyboard on the top image is what I orginally intened for the stop motion, but the stop motion became a little more complex than that idea in the end.


Here is my experimentation video, I was sticking with my idea of fragmentation and not being able to see much of the poem, just pieces of it interacting with itself and fading out. I accomplished this piece by having a few pieces of vellum pinned to the wall and just playing around with their placement and movement.


gertrude stopmotion from Monica Roesner on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Visual Inspiration


FROM PAPER TO SCREEN from Thibault de Fournas on Vimeo.


Opening Titles for AMD Conference 2009 from Sebastian Lange on Vimeo.

These two above videos are great examples


Spacetime Fabric Softener from Professor Soap on Vimeo.

This video has a really nice transition that I liked, how it went from a chaotic scene to just the character tumbling in a plain background.


Ezra Vine - Celeste from Robert Wallace on Vimeo.

I thought the intro to this video had a great sense of depth and play with the framing, and I think it could be incorporated into a typographic moment.


The poems I have decided upon using are A Carafe, That Is A Blind Glass, and this excerpt from Rooms: A lline in life, a single line and a stairway, a rigid cook, no cook and no equator, all the same there is higher than that another evasion. Did that mean shame, it meant memory. Looking into a place tha

t was hanging and was visible looking into this place and seeing a chair did that mean relief, it did, it certainly did not cause constipation and yet there is a melody that has white for a tune when there is straw color. This shows no face.


Star-light, what is star-light, star-light is a little light that is not always mentioned with the sun, it is mentioned with the moon and the sun, it is mixed up with the rest of the time.

For the methodologies of creating this visual story with the poems I've been thinking about my themes from Kidwell's class of deterioration, and some of my experimentation of that has been from ink bleeding. I thought that an video of this process or some sort of water destruction of the poetry would be a fun thing to have analog experimentation with.



 
Lego Kinetic Type from Pino Russo on Vimeo.

Also I found this video last minute and thought it was a creative use of legos

Gertrude Process 2

So I continued on with the ink bleeding concept of deterioration, but decided to show more of the actual process that it goes through to deteriorate. This included showing how the water effects the translucency of the paper.



I then moved on to layer the poem based off of the translucency of the paper, writing the poem in cursive on one side of the paper, then writing in print on the other side, and once getting the paper wet seeing how the copies of the poem interact with each other.



This is where I moved away from the bleeding idea, and thought about how a leaf can shatter after being dried out. A more intense form of deterioration. Yet it still seems like it has a less destructive tone than the ink because it is a natural occurrence rather than a man-made form like the ink.




With the addition of the typewriter in class, I was having some fun experimenting with hierarchy and what pieces of the poem should be emphasized


Then I moved into one of the final forms I am thinking of for the final project, an accordion book.
I'm also thinking about making a multiplicity of the books, and having them bound together, or building a box/container for them to all live in together.

So this the small mock up I did with the typewriter, I was mostly experimenting with spacing and flow of the poems, because one of the advantage of the accordion book is that it can open up totally, and you can see everything in a linear format. But then it also has the versatility of of being flipped like a normally book, and the backside can have another form too.

I have also thought about experimenting with vellum because of how the pages come together, but I need to buy some to show formally how I will execute this.







Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gertrude Stein Process One

So I spent a good amount of time going through and re-reading Tender Buttons again to see which ones caught my interest the most, and narrowing it down to the ten I want to include in my anthology. I am choosing to somehow portray Roast beef, Apple, Butter, A Box, A Mounted Umbrella, More, A New Cup and Saucer, A Petticoat, A Carafe That is a Blind Glass, and these two excerpts from Rooms:

A line in life, a single line and a stairway, a rigid cook, no cook and no equator, all the same there is higher than that another evasion. Did that mean shame, it meant memory. Looking into a place that was hanging and was visible looking into this place and seeing a chair did that mean relief, it did, it certainly did not cause constipation and yet there is a melody that has white for a tune when there is straw color. This shows no face.

Star-light, what is star-light, star-light is a little light that is not always mentioned with the sun, it is mentioned with the moon and the sun, it is mixed up with the rest of the time.

I've also mostly been brain storming how I want to mesh all of these poems together, I've been thinking about making each poem, or a few small collections of poems, into a smaller book and making a container that would hold all of the smaller units together. Or having some sort of experimental book form, that seems structured but in actuality is a bit chaotic.

Some of the themes that I identified in the poems I have picked are sense of openness, death/destruction/or deterioration, experiencing, and repetition/rhythm/pattern.

Here is some initial experimentation; I am playing with the destruction theme that I have seen in the poems, and applying to this poem, even though it doesn't necessarily have an emphasis on that theme like some of the other poems do.