// www.chrisgavin.com: September 2005

Friday, September 30, 2005

No Time for Art

Today's the day if you're filing a UK Tax Return... Leave it any longer and the IR also expect you to calculate how much tax you owe too!
Suffice to say, I've not got so much creative work done this week while I've been scrambling around to find all the paperwork and create the mother of all spreadsheets. Hope to get back onto the movie work next week.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Photo: 'Passing By'

Shot from a train heading out of Kings Cross one evening. The elements are here...
Layered construction, buildings formed from planes. The latticework of cranes and pylons.
The parallax of scenery slipping by.

Moodboard: 'Pylons' Ref. Images

Sketchbook: 'Power' Sequence

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Making Movie

Since the beginning of this year I've been working to make a short animated film though It's not got a title yet...

Quite a lot has been done already; I'm hoping that the piece might be around 2 minutes long. I'm planning to document progress here, and invite feedback from readers.

This image is from an earlier test. It suggests some of the themes and techniques I'm pursuing. The movie would represent a journey through space and time, a road journey encompassing all human evolution from nomadic wanderers to city dwellers. A kind of 'uber timelapse' compressing tens of thousands of years into a couple of screen minutes. All elements would construct themselves on screen and possibly be represented in a multi layered or stratified form.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Retro Rugby Poster

Just completed; this poster for a local rugby tournament.
I'm becoming a big fan of the typeface 'Rosewood'. It's quite old-fashioned and rather flouncy. It's got a built in drop shadow to the bottom right, which I removed because I wanted the text to bulge forward and the drop shadows to 'radiate' from the centre of the image.
The image of a retro rugby squad, was re-arranged to give the appropriate arrangement for a 'Sevens' team.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Is there anybody out there?

Is anybody actually reading this stuff ??? or at least just passing through? This blog accepts replies, though at the moment the Blogger reply window is somewhat masked inside this frame... i.e. you need to hit 'comments', type in your response and then scroll down a bit to see the vital 'Publish Your Comment' button. You don't need a Blogger account to post a reply, if you click on 'other' you can post giving a name, or even anonymously...
BTW (By The Way) as we ITK (In the Know) LTS (Like To Say)... I've just purchased the domain www.chrisgavin.co.uk/ too, so this now points here as well as the existing www.chrisgavin.com domain. I'm expecting site traffic to double soon as a result; better get in touch with the service provider and give them a heads up ...
My fave three letter acronym ... it's TLA which stands for er ... Three Letter Acronym. Neat.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Clickable & Draggable

At the end of tonight's session, I've got the 'poematic' code working much as I had hoped for. Now, all of the words in the poem are clickable as well as draggable. Clicking sharply on any word will create a new poem based on the chosen title. An endlessly hyperlinked bad poetry slam ... ENJOY ;)