Category Archives: narrative

fringe, first round

for the last project in narrative we are animating a logo that the seniors redid for their design systems class. i have chosen anna de sando’s fringe logo. the attributes for fringe are//inclusive, diverse, extraordinary, engaging. fringe is all about bringing expressive freedom to the community and being “wilder than your family parties.” here are my videos that capture this feeling. there are still some alignment and possibly timing adjustments that need to be tweaked out but i think it’s going in the right direction.

iphone formatted//

timeline in motion

for the initial design stage brittany and i were in different directions. i went with creating something personal and handmade, showcasing texture in comparison with the cold materials of union station’s architecture. i wanted to bring an unconventional look to the motion piece, it’s atypical to see something interactive that is made up of analog elements which capture the feeling of all the textures brought along for a train journey.  brittany’s design concept revolved around incorporating union station’s architecture and creating the same context for showing off the history facts.

for the next round we attempted to combine these sensibilities together and create something unified.

after the previous round we moved into a photographic dominant scheme, but the current home image just wasn’t there. so we went back to union station and hunted down strong architectural elements that could house our information.

we now had something to build off of and refine. at this point we realized that the hand generated elements were really losing their strength and could just be a subtle detail.

now that we had all of our screens created it was time to put this thing in motion, starting off with storyboards.

and now a draft with the timeline in motion and with voiceover…my little child voice. brittany and i are going to clean up the animations and redo the voiceover as well as tone done the music. i will also be editing the linear narrative piece by removing the frame within a frame, and maybe adding an additional script.

union station wireframes

here are the initial concepts that brittany and I developed to hold our content and demonstrate our decade of the 60s.

we decided on building on our concept that took advantage of the union station clock. the home screen would replicate the line up of clocks seen in stations that relay the different time zones. then after pressing which decade it will bring you into a large clock that is reminiscent of the one in union station. moving the hands you can chose which year you would like to explore and then pull out content.

taken digital//

and then for our linear narrative motion piece, we are going to animate the replacement of the wood benches in the main waiting area, with newer colorful plastic chairs. as the motion goes along there will be narration of the story. as the motion piece finishes it prompts to play a game of connect the chairs, similar to dots. below is the storyboard.


initial gatherings

next we are off to create an interactive screen based timeline. the timeline’s home would be down the block at kansas city’s own union station. we are to capture union station’s history along with including general happenings in kc and the nation. pairing up with brittany, we have decided upon the 1960s as our decade of emphasis. we have started a pinterest as our initial exploration into researching content, inspiration, and facts. so far we have thought about creating a timeline that captures the era by using interlocking, pattern like forms to create the timeline, as well as demonstrating the change in culture by stylistically transitioning from one year to the next.

stein motion

an accompaniment to the tender buttons anthology from type, these videos go along with the same concept of needing all the pieces of information to complete the thought. in the book it’s needing the black and the white pages to overlap and make sense of the poem, in the videos this similar idea is seen in the second one, in the first video however, pages are replaced with hands. with these motion pieces i definitely pursued experimentation quite a bit easier than what i experienced with my book. but these too i think could still use refinement in the craft area. i am getting more interested in motion/filming the more i work with it.

THIS IS THE DRESS, AIDER. Aider, why aider why whow, whow stop touch, aider whow, aider stop the muncher, muncher munchers. A jack in kill her, a jack in, makes a meadowed king, makes a to let.

ORANGE. Why is a feel oyster an egg stir. Why is it orange centre. A show at tick and loosen loosen it so to speak sat. It was an extra leaker with a see spoon, it was an extra licker with a see spoon.

another test

storyboards, for the concept above, and for the previous testing.

with my motion piece and book i’m focusing on the discovery of understanding by un/covering and connecting the pieces of the poems to create something whole. with gertrude’s use of repetition, in her mind all the repeated words seem necessary, and that you can’t have one without the other, they come as a set, this is how my kinetic type and book concepts correlate to one another.