A month or so back, I was doing a project on human rights. We had to illustrate one of 8 selected articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, & I chose...
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with oth- ers and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
So this was my response, a drawing. But to be more accurate, an interactive drawing.
If you look in the mind you can choose a religion, choose a belief:
You can choose from Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism...
...Islam, Christianity & Judaism.
You can even chose from Atheism and Agnosticism. Ok they're not actually defined as religions, but you know they kinda count.
This is part 2 of a 3 part project. Over the holiday I'll be working on part 3, and part 1 is in a state of redux, so I thought I may as well put part 2 up, as it's the only bit that's "finished."
Just a bit of detail:
I just can't seem to let a project die these days. I'm going to re-do this. You see the character in the portrait is a little too stylised for the theme. So soon you'll see the same thing here again, but looking a little more generic. In a good way I think. If I'm lucky, in that future post, you'll enjoy a diptych.
It's a short film I created for a brief called 'My Eye, My Vision'. It deals with my vision of where character ideas stem from, and how they choose to manifest in your mind:
Did the boy look familiar at all?
& don't worry, it's not meant to be serious.
Despite choosing to specialise in illustration,
I do still very much love moving image.
Experimenting with some simple yet effective shots throughout the filming process
reminded me of this
My tutors said it was a very ambitious projects, as I was directing, filming and getting actors together. I got a feeling one of them wasn't too much a fan of some snippets of acting, but they were impressed on a whole... I think.
According to my friends & peers, I've come up with something cool.
But personally, I feel I missed the mark with this one, with a bunch of tweaks, and a few re-shoots, this could have been something great.
Hey, it's my first live-action film. I think I've done ok.
Oh, see what I had to put up with filming this!:
Just a thought, is it worrying that the outtakes are longer than the actual film?...
************* EDIT - The answer to that was yes, so years later for the sake of all our eyes and ears I took the videos down! No need to thank me!