Bishop Union Communications

July 31, 2010

Concept silhouettes for the Bishop Union’s Communications Expert, Daniel.

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Boondock Saints

July 31, 2010

A film precedent, Boondock Saints (1999). Of particular interest to me are the interviews with the public (starting 05:32), which show a conflict of opinion on whether the Boondock Saints are good or bad.

The difference to my project comes from the Bishop Union taking it further than just taking the law into their own hands, killing obviously innocent people because they meet their description of ‘evil’.

Bishop Union Sniper

July 29, 2010

Concept silhouettes for the Bishop Union’s Sniper, Amos.

Bishop Union Captain

July 28, 2010

Concept silhouettes for the Bishop Union’s Captain, Esther.

Face Sketches 1

July 19, 2010

Base Character Faces

July 1, 2010

Character Design

June 7, 2010

Working Paper and Design Brief

May 27, 2010

Working Paper and Design Brief:

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Group Abstract

May 27, 2010

Forgot to upload this earlier…

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Group Abstract

The French writer Gustave Flaubert (1857) states “Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times”. This quote epitomizes the key theme for our studies – the significance of historical knowledge and the potential dangers of ignorance. Based on research into the loss of knowledge from an ageing population, there is reason for concern that the younger generation is becoming apathetic to the history and knowledge of their ancestors (Delong, 2004). Through different perspectives, research will be undertaken into how knowledge is evolving, educating or influencing.

Forewarning, meaning to inform (someone) of a danger or possible problem, is a concept closely intertwined with the loss or misunderstanding of knowledge. George Santayana (1905) discusses this concept through his influential quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  According to Stein (1980), “Ignorant young people are not prepared to continue society, as they do not understand enough to value it.”

Through New Zealand’s history of the Great War, the stories of privations, squalor and horror, become a forewarning. By choosing to remember the fallen men in a particular way, by forgetting the realities of war, we are underestimating the contribution in how New Zealand’s national identity was born. ‘When one has dwelt upon these things, the expression lest we forget takes on additional weight.’ (Beckett, 2004). How do young New Zealander’s identify with their ANZAC history?

Are societal pressures causing the English language to suffer rapid, non-unified changes? This is reason to explore the rich embedded history of the alphabet and the sudden, rapid, deterioration of the written language. Is this a normal period of evolution, or is the beauty and complexity of English dwindling to a simplistic and emotionless ‘newspeak’?

The use of narrative as medium, is the ultimate vessel to depict these themes. By harnessing semiotics as an encoder of historical information, storytelling is enhanced and maintains crucial aspects of the past.

Through both fictional and non-fictional history, the way good and evil interact will be explored. The different perspectives on what defines these concepts can result in misunderstanding (even conflict) amongst different groups. “The whole gamut of good and evil is in every human being

False Protagonists

May 23, 2010

In fiction, a false protagonist is a technique for making a scene more jarring or a character more memorable by fooling the audience’s preconceptions regarding who the story is really about. It involves presenting a character at the start of the fictional work as the main character, but then generally disposing of this character, usually by killing him or her – but sometimes just by changing their role (i.e. making them a lesser character, a character who (for reasons other than death) leaves the story, or revealing them to actually be the antagonist).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_protagonist