Monday, 16 October 2017

Perspectives of Postmodernism Word Definitions


  1. Avant-Garde is a new experimental idea and method in art, music, and literature.
  2. Nostalgia is a a feeling of  of pleasure and also  in the past:. It is also an affectionate feeling you have for the past, especially for a particularly happy time.
  3. Appropriation is an appropriation that is about the amount of money that a government or organization reserves for a purpose.
  4. Pastiche is a mixture of pieces of writing or music in which the style is copied from somewhere else, or which has a variety of different styles.
  5. Parody is a humorous piece of writing, drama, or music which imitates the style of a well-known person.
  6. Irony is the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
  7. Ideology is the body of doctrine, myth, belief, that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
  8. Genre is a class or category of film or music having a particular form, content, technique.

Sherrie Levine



In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a group of artists including Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, and Sherrie Levine dubbed the "Pictures" generation and began using photography to examine the strategies and codes of representation. In reshooting Marlboro advertisements, B-movie stills, and even classics of Modernist photography, these artists adopted dual roles as director and spectator.  These artists were not only exposing and dissembling mass-media fictions, but showing complicated scenarios of desire, identification, and loss.

In 1981, Levine photographed reproductions of Depression-era photographs by Walker Evans. The series, entitled After Walker Evans, became a landmark of postmodernism, both praised and attacked as a feminist hijacking of patriarchal authority, and showing the death of modernism. Far from a high-concept cheap shot, Levine’s works from this series tell the story of our hope to create meaning, and recapture the past, and our own lost illusions.



Structure of the Film- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets







First Plot Point: When serving detention for crashing the Weasley’s flying car, Harry hears a voice that no one else can hear. He follows it and discovers a message, written in blood on the wall: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Now he is fully engaged with the main conflict. What was only a shadow before has now become a defined.

First Pinch Point: Harry’s arm is broken during a Quidditch match by a rogue ball that was tampered with. While in hospital, he learns that Dobby the house elf did it to save Harry from further danger.

Midpoint: After learning from Draco that the Chamber was first opened fifty years ago, Harry finds Tom Riddle’s diary and learns that Hagrid was involved with the first opening of the Chamber.

Second Pinch Point: After Hermione is found petrified, Harry and Ron go to Hagrid to find the truth. They hide and watch as Hagrid is arrested by the Minister of Magic, and Lucius reveals that he and the other school governors have called for Dumbledore’s dismissal. Hagrid tells Harry and Ron to follow the spiders. This is a great pinch point and a rat-a-tat emphasis of every single antagonistic force in the story.

Third Plot Point: After the spider tells them he is not the monster in the Chamber, Harry and Ron return to the school to discover that Ron’s little sister Ginny has been captured and taken to die in the Chamber.

Climax: In the underground cavern of the huge basilisk serpent, Harry re-encounters the “memory” of Tom Riddle and discovers that Riddle was, in fact, Voldemort before he changed his name. Riddle is trying to steal Ginny’s life force, so he can return from the dead. Harry fights and kills the basilisk. This destroys Tom Riddles soul and he wakes Ginny and returns out of the Chamber of secrets.

Climactic Moment: Harry kills Voldemort.

5 Reasons why Inception is postmodern


1.      The whole concept of the film. In modern times, people couldn't or wouldn't have thought about the whole idea of inception. It’s different and the film itself employs deeper thought into the theory of inception.

2.       Another postmodern aspect is the way all the characters address each other by their surname and not by their forename.

3.      The music has been slowed down. The music to give a slow and distorted sound effect. It has also been mixed so that the two tracks together show the audience the way that they create one song even though they are from different genres.

4.      In the film they have used CGI technology to simulate what happens outside the dream. It is shown at the end of the film. This show the van off the bridge after the first 'kick' and they illustrate that in the film by putting the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt in antigravity.

5.      The way the five different grand narratives within the film that interconnect, each using a different genre e.g. sci-fi, action etc to make a new film.

5 reasons why scream is postmodern


1.      The film scream is arguably original for owning its unoriginality. Much of the film contains intertextual references to other works of art and these allusions give the film a postmodern self-awareness.

2.      To further demonstrate its postmodern sensibility, the film contains allusions to other works of visual culture. For example, the white mask Ghost face wears pays homage to Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” an expressionist horror painting from 1893.

3.      Another postmodern reference is the plot of Scream as it is not unlike other slasher films: An unknown killer who goes by the name of Ghost face terrorizes the suburban town of Woodsboro, California.

4.      One of the ways Craven and the screenwriter Kevin Williamson display the self-referential nature of their film is through the characters’ knowledge of slasher film clichés.

5.      It is also about the countless slasher films to have come before Scream. When the main role (Sydney) calls attention to the slasher clichés, it might appear that the director is mocking the genre, until Sidney is attacked by Ghost face a few moments later and she comically runs up the stairs to find safety in her bedroom.

Perspectives of Postmodernism Word Definitions


1.      Metanarrative is (in postmodernist literary theory) a narrative about a narrative or narratives.

2.      Essentialism is a doctrine that uses traditional concepts and skills that are essential to society and should be taught to all students.

3.      Utopian is relating to, or resembling Utopia, as an idealized imaginary island.

4.      Axiomatic is a pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident.

5.      Dystopian is a society characterized by human misery, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.

6.      Scepticism is a sceptical attitude that has doubt about the truth of something.

7.      Relativism shows the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context.

8.      Pluralism is a form of society in which the members of minority groups maintain their independent cultural traditions.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Maya Tutorials Head Design



This is how far I have got so far creating the Jetpack Jones head. I have sculpted the outline of the head and Cut out the ear hole, mouth hole and the eye hole. I am currently fixing some mistakes and tidying up to make it better.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Life drawing year 2 lesson 4



These are some of my pictures i have tried something different, in using collage for my pieces. As the lesson continued i got more confident in my work and started to understand the way the piece should look. 
i will incorporate this style of work more in future pieces as i quiet enjoyed doing this. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

5 Reasons why Mulholand Drive is Postmodern




- In Mulholland Drive, we can find an example of schizoid postmodernism.

- The use of decentred narrative is the most abundantly postmodern feature of the film. We are led to believe that the film is centred around the bond developing between an aspiring actress new to Hollywood, and the only surving victim of a car crash with memory loss, as the two attempts to solve the mystery of her memory. While the film's fragmented narrative is interspersed scenes of the previously mentioned stories,

-several scenes appear to be independent from the rest of the film are included within the narrative frame as well. The lack of narrative line and some facts that most of the scenes act more as independent vignettes lends to the notion of a decentred narrative.

- The film is considered a pastiche of film noir on several levels. The film is based mainly in the 1950s era, especially with the story taking place in Hollywood. Whilst Mulholland Drive also echoes classic noir in the use of the detective plot during the dream portion of the film.

- The ability to combine many aspects of postmodern film is the sort of blend that is firmly sets in the films in the postmodern realm. Through the use of a decentred narrative and nostalgic feel for film noir that Mulholland Drive is able to be categorised as a postmodern noir film.

Perspectives of Postmodernism Word Definitions


Ahistorical: not concerned with or related to history, historical development, or tradition.

Irreducible: impossible to transform into or restore to a desired or simpler condition.

Objects: something material that may be perceived by the senses.

Transparent: having the property of light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly.

Universal: including or covering all or a whole collectively or distributivity without limit or exception.

Definitive: serving to provide a final solution or to end a situation.

Fixed: securely placed or fastened.

Poststructuralism: a movement or theory that views the descriptive premise of structuralism as contradicted by reliance on borrowed concepts or differential terms.

Reflexively: directed or turned back on itself.

Heros Journey Archetypes (Harry potter)


Hero: The hero of this film is Harry. He is the  loved, successful and morally straight Character that always saves the day.

Shadow(villain): Voldemort is the one out to destroy Harry and the muggle community. he creates an army to do it for him. 

The mentor: Dumbledore is the one that protects Harry from danger. Its through the wise advice that Harry becomes the hero that he is.  

The child: Neville Longbottom is the one that is unsuccessful in magic, but at the ends comes out successful. 

Allies: the allies are Ron and Herminie who go on adventures with Harry to help protect and guide him, and to make sure he doesn't get himself killed.

Trickster:  Dobby from Harry Potter is the trickster. He means well, but his efforts to help Harry do more harm than good. And every time he appears in person, his behaviour is ridiculous. 

Threshold Guardian: Ollivander help Harry pick out the best wand. He tells Harry about Voldemort and that he might be the chosen one.

The Herald: Hagrid is the Herold, he gives Harry the letter of acceptance to Hogwarts. He also helps Harry with his school supplies.

The shape shifter:  Professor Snape, when you first meet Snape he picks on Harry, he is the head of slytherin house. Makes Harry feel uncomfortable. but then shows his true intention when Harry tries to save him.

 



Friday, 6 October 2017

ideas for our collabiration work



These were some ideas that I thought of before we finally decided on our final idea of our character. these are some pictures of Victorian explores, inventions for that time and some clothing ideas that the Victorian gentleman would wear. 

Dramatic poses moom





 These are some more poses that I have done. I will keep on improving on them to get them the best that I can do 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

5 reasons why kill Bill is post-modern

1. Kill Bill can be considered post-modern because of the amount of intertextual references, that also includes different genres, such as Japanese cinema, horror and action

2. The second is the way the film uses anime in parts of the film. This could be considered post-modern as it is not a convention that is used very frequently.

3. The fight before the main characters fight between her enemy. There is a post-modern part in which the main role has to fight a vast amount of people. This is considered to be post-modern as it is hyper-real.

4. Another post-modern part in Kill Bill is within all the violence and gore. The director attempts humour as some fights scene are over dramatic and funny.

5. The film itself shows a lot of different themes and subject matter. It displays an array of different styles. When it comes to post-modernist film, Quentin Tarantino is definitely a film maker.

Perspectives of Postmodernism Word Definitions


High modernism also known as high modernity it is a form of modernity that is characterized by an unfaltering confidence in science and technology. high modernist movement was particularly prevalent during the Cold War, especially in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Capitalist is a person who has capital, especially extensive capital, invested in business enterprises.

Superabundance is a form of a condition of going or being beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate.

Disconnected is a break in a connection of or in between someone or something.

Pop is an abbreviation for pop culture and modern popular culture.

Fragmentary is consist of or reduced to fragments; broken; disconnected and incomplete.

Eclectic nostalgia is a sense of nostalgia that relates to the past ideas.

Simulacra is an image or representation of someone or something.

Superficiality is a lack of thoroughness and depth of character.

Flippant is a not so serious subject, to be funny or to appear clever.

Depthless is too deep to be measured.

Fabulation is a creation of stories, particularly with elements of fantasy in it.

Pastiche is an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.

Bricolage it’s a construction or creation from a diverse range of available things.
Aleatory is depending on the throw of a dice or on chance; random.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Our Group blog

to access our group blog this is the link https://lastlaughanimations.blogspot.co.uk/
many of our work will be posted here 

scenarios for our collabiration work

These are some behind the words of our group work. I have comprised some scenarios of what could happen behind the saying.
(What not to) 
these are some of the scenarios that I have come up with we have some more including this 
one on our group blog 
https://lastlaughanimations.blogspot.co.uk/

Life Drawing Year 2 Lesson 1

These are my first drawings back to this course. I still need more improvements to find my personal style and techniques. with these drawings I have tried a variety of different techniques to see which one works the best. I have more to show for next time and hopefully if I keep trying different styles I will eventually have mine. I hope that showing these pictures that you get an understanding of different ways the human body can be interpreted.


The improvements that I want to make are the faces, hands and feet. I want to be able to do them perfect to show the expression of how the model is feeling. I will be improving on this and adding this to further pieces.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

rotating ball

video

Street scene unfinished


Crane Rigging

video

Animation


You will find all animations on http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/4-legged-animation.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/abstract-animation.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/walking-forward.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/bird-flying.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/bouncing-ball.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/morph-animation.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/animation.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/bouncing-ball.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/morph.html
http://jess-bennett.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/into-to-animation.html

Into to animation

video

morph

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abstract animation

video

Friday, 12 May 2017

Fantastic Voyage reflective statement

The unit has had its ups and downs for me. This task has been a challenge and a hand full but i feel that many of the difficult situations that i have been  ive been able to fix them and get on with the task at hand. I felt at the start that I knew what i was doing, then i started to drift off. I did find this task hard and i feel that my work could be cleaned up and altered.Ii feel that I wasted time trying to think of a better idea after the pitch that I feel disappointed in the way that my work looks.  I will spent more time though during the holidays with bettering my skills so i can incorporate them into this animation.  On the other hand I feel that a lot of planning even before the Pitch went into this, and my skills in other aspects such as Photoshop and Maya have improved so much from the start. i understand how y models should look and creating the most simple shape can become so much more. I  will during this holiday to keep improving my skills in Maya an Photoshop for the second year. so that i will be prepared for what comes my way. I feel this year has been a roller coaster but net year will hopefully be different.

Fantastic voyage Pipeline