The Rotten Lemon of Enlightenment


Creative Project #006

I have spent a fair amount of time on the creative portrait concept so figured it was time to investigate the first idea I had. Harman, J (2011) pointed out the importance to “entertain all ideas” not based on its merit but on where it may lead. If you recall I was interested in creating a visual representation of the creative process. I was inspired from a video I found on the net where an animation was created from graffiti (or street art depending on who you are). Here is a link to the original post if you are still a little hazy: Creative Project #001.

First thing was to find a surface that I could use legally. More importantly a surface I could draw or paint images on top of each other in rapid succession. After some consideration a whiteboard came to mind. The main problem I found using this surface however was how reflective it was. Will have to look into ways to minimize this if this is the way I decide to go. I setup a tripod with a camera and began a trial run. I had a very basic idea of what I wanted to do but it was still very much on the fly. Will definitely have to storyboard in the future. This short animation is called ‘how ideas are made’. The plan is to illustrate the whole creative process. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

References

Harman, J (2011).  Personal Creative Process: John Harman.
http://sandbox.ea.ecu.edu.au/staffuse/mtmcmaho/CCA1103/CCA1103L3/index.html

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Jason, really like this idea . It has the right feel for the project your undertaking. The hand drawn graphics and stop motion give it a raw and immediate feel, so its all good.You are constantly referring to the creativity unit and its influences on the decision making process, I think Mark would approve. He may even use it as an example in the future.Looking forward to see how it continues, Franco.

Comment by franco Iannantuoni

Great stuff Jason. Brilliant idea in relating it to the creative process. Shame about the reflection of the whiteboard, im guessing the first thing you’d have to do is find a room without any windows and maybe set up your own lighting to reduce reflection. I may try this idea on a chalkboard, just for fun…oh how I wish I could draw.

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