3D Final Project

For out 3D Final, our task was to look for various locations (one on campus and one “fantasy” location) and then create site specific sculptures that we could see being placed in those sites.

What: The material I used to make this sculpture was dark blue card stock that I cut into thin strips. Once I did that I covered them in mod podge and then twisted them to give them a curly type of feel. By using the mod podge it helped to strengthen the strips so it was easier to bed and twist them and tie them together.

Why this material: I chose this because for my concept I had really wanted to create something that was sort of like an “invasive” type thing. Or perhaps a virus or other specimen trying to infect the area. Like the sculpture was coming across the structure and creeping all around it trying to find all the little cracks and hidden spots before fully unleashing itself. So I figured that by using thin strips of material I was able to twist it and intertwine it the way that I had wanted for the concept of this thing “infecting” the area.

Where: I decided to base my sculptures off of hallway type structures so I chose an upper, long hallway the in the CVA building and a hallway from the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, OH.

Why these locations: One reason for choosing these was definitely because they were both similar hallways, both seeming to have the same sort of structure that would work really well for my sculpture to creep up and around. And that was another reason for choosing a hallway specifically as well, because I felt that it was a good spot to have my sculpture “infect”. By just starting out in a seemingly peaceful place inside of an art building or inside of an abandoned and run down prison it seems that this sculpture is just starting out with its journey to eventually take over the whole structures and spread itself. And that was kind of the whole vibe I was going for with this project.

And as far as what materials I would use if this were to be made in real life, it would be cool to see it be made out thin sheets of metal that could be bended and twisted around.
But Overall, I felt this project turned out pretty well I was happy with it.

  

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MÖBIUS

Now entering our stop motion project in 3D Composition, we were shown a stop motion video titled “MÖBIUS” to demonstrate the flowing of a shape using stop motion.

By carefully cutting the forms into different proportions and moving them ever so slightly each shot they took, they were able to use the stop motion technique to create a sense of these bright green forms flowing in and out of the ground. And it was crucial that they had all of the proportions and movements between shots correct so that they could get a very smooth movement in their video.

The video definitely had a mesmerizing effect to it, and drew you in by putting it in a city setting because of how the time lapse would show all of the people moving around the sculpture pulsing in and out of the ground. Also by changing the lighting it created and interesting appeal to see how the sculpture would look in different darks or brights. Also at the end of the video when they shot a scene of the form flowing on a stage in a theater it gave you a great time to just look at the flowing of the form and observe the craftsmanship that went into creating this video.

And as far as the music, it helped with creating that soft feel of this green organic form coming in and out of the ground.

This video without a doubt did give me some inspiration for my own videos in the sense of how to create a very flowing and smooth video with my shapes. It also helped to show me how forms can be used creatively in stop motion videos. Also too by watching the behind the scenes video of how they made Mobius, it helped show me how to perhaps manipulate my shapes in order to get the effect that I want.

Stop Motion Blitz

http://youtu.be/7jDpn5S8yh0

http://youtu.be/5dnnz21hafc

For our stop motion blitz, we wanted to show some spinning motion. So what we started out with in our first video was three of us spinning in rolling chairs down the hall. We kind of slowly made our way down the hall while spinning to try to get a flowing effect. 

For our second video we ended up finding a table with wheels on it and put Kyle on top and spun him around in a circle go get a flowing spinning motion. 

Emotion Definitions 

– Playful

Orientation: horizontal

Balance: Radial balance because of how it gives off a more different and round type of pattern which goes along with the lighthearted vibe of playfulness.

Contrast: High contrast to show the liveliness of being playful. 

Movement: Most likely more towards faster movement because of the liveliness the word playful gives off.

Scale: More towards the bigger side because of how lively and joyful playfulness is. 

– Victorious: 

Orientation: Vertical because it can show success by having something move in a vertical direction toward the top because the top can show more power over the lower area.

Balance: Symmetrical because 

Contrast: High to show excitement of winning.

Movement: Slower because you’re in the moment of winning and everything is slow.

Scale: Big because winning can fill you up with a big proud happy feeling.

– Hyper:

Orientation: Vertical 

Balance: Radial to show movement happening all around. 

Contrast: High to show the high energy that is being hyper.

Movement: Fast to show high energy. 

Scale: Big and small together to create a sort of frenzied and hyper vibe. 

– Passionate: 

Orientation: Horizontal 

Balance: Radial to show a round soft sense that passion gives off. 

Contrast: high contrast because passion is something that shows strong emotion and high intensity.

Movement: Slow and flowing nicely. 

Scale: Big and round because passion is full of emotion. 

-Restfulness: 

Orientation: Horizontal to show peace and a laying down position 

Balance: Radial to show a soft round edge that can be felt with the peace you get with restfulness. 

Contrast: Low contrast because restfulness can be calm. 

Movement: Slow to have a tranquil feel to it. 

Scale: It could be either big or small. 

-Weak: 

Orientation: Horizontal because that seems more weaker than being upright and vertical.

Balance: Asymmetrical to show weak unbalance. 

Contrast: Low contrast to show weakness. 

Movement: Slow because it does not have much power. 

Scale: Small to give off weak vibes. 

-Broken: 

Orientation: Horizontal to show the pieces laying down and all broken up. 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show the scattered, broken pieces. 

Contrast: Low contrast to show weakness of being broken up. 

Movement: Things falling apart, fast or slow could work. 

Scale: Small little pieces.  

-Volatile: 

Orientation: Vertical/horizontal to show changing.

Balance: Something that can show a quick change in the shapes or movement.

Contrast: High contrast to show the frenzied vibe of changing quickly. 

Movement: Changing the motion rapidly, quickly. 

Scale: Could be many different sizes and could change a lot. 

-Confused: 

Orientation: Vertical 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show confusion.

Contrast: High because of the intensity that sometimes comes with confusion. 

Movement: Slow and fast to show varied somewhat confused movements. 

Scale: Varying sizes. 

-Anxiety: 

Orientation: Vertical. 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show tenseness of non-organization.

Contrast: High contrast to give a tense vibe. 

Movement: Fast and rapid. 

Scale: Big and small to show pounding motions. 

-Trusting: 

Orientation: Vertical to show the strong bond that trusting is. 

Balance: Symmetrical to show balance and trust. 

Contrast: High contrast to show the strong intense bond of trusting. 

Movement: Slow or fast and maybe slow to fast to show the gaining of trust. 

Scale: Big and powerful yet soothing. 

-Strong:

Orientation: Vertical to show high and strong power. 

Balance: Symmetrical balance to show power and unified strength. 

Contrast: High contrast to show high power. 

Movement: Fast and powerful.

Scale: Bug to show strength. 

-Languid: 

Orientation: Horizontal to show a laying down vibe of being weak and fatigued. 

Balance: Asymmetrical to show some weakness of not being able to pull it all together. 

Contrast: Low contrast to show weakness. 

Movement: Slow and weak. 

Scale: Big and droopy. 

– Exuberant: 

Orientation: Vertical because it would convey tall liveliness. 

Balance: Radial to show a lot of vibrancy and openness. 

Contrast: High contrast to show the high energy of exuberance. 

Movement: Fast and with energy. 

Scale: Big and full of energy.