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Lesson 5

5. Finishing Graphic Design

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- Ash Thorp

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- Jama Jurabaev

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- Florian Aupetit

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- Tim Zarki

Building upon the contents of the previous lesson, Ash will further explain his philosophies and techniques behind creating a title sequence based in graphic design. You will revisit the world of typography, building out final composites in Photoshop, and learning to take a step back to reflect on our work.

Homework

Assignment

Applying the principles you've learned, refine four (4) of your storyboards to final frames with type.

Extra Credit

Applying the principles you've learned, refine six (6) of your storyboards to final frames with type for both of the films you selected.


Student Gallery

So... I get a litte excited in this lesson, I did 12 frames from my SBoard, is an adaptation of Shakespeare play (Macbeth). At that time I was doing another workshop in the British Council (Shakespeare illustrated) analyzing their works and contexts. I decided to unite both and make the styleframe of his most current adpatation in the cinema (With Michael Fassbender y Marion Cotillard).

I tried to symbolize all the feelings of the movie, revenge, guilt, anger, sadness and graphically interpreting events such as betrayal, ambition, power, being blind by power, madness.

Software used: photoshop, daz3d, cinema 4d and a lot tutorials on youtube XD

For homework 05 I decided to go with The Office. It’s one of my favorite shows ever while also having a title sequence that could be improved upon. I tried to limit myself to a black, white, and blue color scheme. I went with a more illustrative style as an excuse to practice, but I also thought the show’s comedic value worked with the look. Since the show’s premise is based on documenting typical office life I decided to incorporate things that would be found in any white collar workplace instead of things directly related to any characters or episodes. I chose Affogato as the typeface because it seemed to hit the right balance of style and thought while not being too flashy for the show that it is introducing.

Tried to work with a constrained colour palette and use red vs blue and light vs shadow to convey the contrasts in the movie.

I chose Ran by Akira Kurosawa
The font I chose is a serif with a lot of straight edges, giving it really strong and medieval look.

I really liked the idea that all the characters in the movie are represented with different colors. I tried to show that also in the frames. Ichimonji, the main character is white and fading away just like in the movie.

I learned a great deal and am happy with the results!

- Zach Ellis

For this homework, using the techniques shared by Ash, I did create a title sequence for the Predator film (1987). The idea is to recreate the heat vision map, use by the predator to hunt in the jungle.

For this homework, using the techniques shared by Ash, I did create a title sequence for the Predator film (1987). The idea is to recreate the heat vision map, use by the predator to hunt in the jungle.

Really enjoy this lesson. Illustration is a world apart.

Well, for the previous, I chose to design a title sequence for samurai Jack. It starts with him facing the evil, and losing everything, not even friends, family and home, but also his epoch. with time, he recovers in his travels, and faces his destiny, but discovers eventually beauty in his journey.

To narrate this visually, I gradually transform the sharp and peak forms to soft curves and lines, and did the same with color; from aggressive red and hard contrast, to a peaceful and homogeneous landscape.

I refine six of the images that I found key in the narrative. Really hard to get the lights that i wanted, but with the advices of my mate Mobo, I finally get some pleasing results.

Lessons in this Course

Software Used: 
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Bridge
Optional Software: 
Font Explorer, Mind Node, Adobe InDesign, Cinema 4D Studio R16, Octane Render, Marvelous Designer