Sunday, 17 June 2012
Final stop motion from Megan van der Poel on Vimeo.
This is my final stop motion. As you can see it has been changed slightly since the last upload where it now has the sketches put in. I also decided to cut out some of the beginning because I felt it was unncessarily long and that part of the clip wasn't adding to the overall look. I have also put some music to it which I found on sound cloud.
A new way of seeing from Megan van der Poel on Vimeo.
Short clip of how I am displaying 'a new way of seeing.' I have chosen to use this font as it gives a sketched look which is an important aspect of my stop motion as I am trying to get people to see the world through an industruial designers eyes.
This is my new stop motion and has the general idea of what what final is going to look like. I like the new location a lot better as it is aesthetically pleasing and still relates to industrial design. Obviously more editing is to be done. Where the camera focuses in on objects such as the chair, rubbish bin, water fountain and wind wand they will turn into a sketch which is what I am now working on.
This is my stop motion video to date. After the presentation and feedback gained from tutors I have decided to changed the location of my stop motion to somewhere more inspiring. The location that I have chosen is the new plymouth foreshore, in particular the wind wand. I chose this location as I believe it has incredible industrial design features which will make for a good setting for my stop motion.
Industrial design is everywhere, everything.
The graphic designer Paul Rand once said that ‘everything is design. Everything!’
What he meant by this was that every object that a person comes into contact with has some sort of design process behind it. At one stage all objects were just an idea that someone had, a problem that was in need of a solution or a product that had the ability to be advanced. From this original idea an industrial designer has followed a process to create products with enhanced form, aesthetics, usability and/or ergonomics; products that we often take for granted. When living our day-to-day lives it can be easy to overlook this concept, overlook the fact that everything once started out as just being an idea. Take and alarm clock or a remote, when using these objects we do not think about the design process behind them, we only see it for what we gain from it. An alarm clock is to wake us up; a remote is to turn on the television.
This concept of seeing products for the design behind them is what I believe needs to be highlighted, in order to get people to appreciate the products that they use everyday without a second thought. My stop motion will show everyday products such as a bench, rubbish bin, water fountain and the wind wand and turn them into sketched forms to represent the design process behind them. This will encourage viewers to look at objects through the eyes of an industrial designer and appreciate the thought process behind them. In doing this they will be gaining ‘a new way of seeing.’