Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
DIRECTED BY : JAMES CAMERON
JAKE SULLY : SAM WORTHINGTON
NEYTRII : ZOE SALDANA
The Avatar scenery is something to look at in complete awe. The level of detail that helps bring them to life is incredible. There are two very different but both very strong atmospheres in this film. The human world of Hell's Gate and the Alien world of Pandora contast so much, just like black and white. Hell's Gate is contained with grey tones, metal, technology and smoke; an industrial world. Whereas the jungle is full of colour, air, life without machines; a beautiful world. It comes to a point where the audience feels like they live in the jungle and the human world is infact the alien world. Warren Samu has also noticed this, 'The film builds up to an inevitable showdown between the human race, fighting with their automatic machine guns, their flamethrowers, their mech-like suits and ships, and the native Na’vi, fighting on horseback, on top of flying banshee, shooting arrows.'
It is enjoyable to see the extreme creation in this made up world, a world so thought about that it looks as real as the one we live in. Every plant and animal has been thought about, in design and movement. For example the Helicoradians that Jake Sully touches in the film are designed from the Christmas Tree Worm that surround coral reefs on earth. A very beautiful colourful created. 'The Helicoradians were originally inspired by the feathery feeding structures of the Christms tree worm, a tube worm common on coral reels' Fitzpatrick, 2010,117.
'...all living beings are connected and that those who seek to exploit nature rather than respect it will only destroy themselves.' Adams, 2009. Mike Adams has decoded a very power message in the film, it sums up everything about this masterpiece.
Samu, W, (2009), Hubpages, http://hubpages.com/hub/Avatar-Review (Accessed on 30/11/10)
Adams, M, (2009), Natural News, http://www.naturalnews.com/027810_Avatar_James_Cameron.html, (Accessed on 30/11/10)
Fitzpatrick, Lisa, (2009),THE MAKING OF AVATAR, New York, ABRAMS
Figure 1. Avatar Movie Poster, [Digital Poster], http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001013881/avatar_movie_poster_final_01_757743_xlarge.jpeg, (Accessed on 30.11.10)
Fig. 2, Powers Robert, Helicoradians, Photoshop, (2010), THE MAKING OF AVATAR, page 117, New York, ABRAMS
Sunday, 28 November 2010
I wanted to experiment with an overlaying colour, of yellow, red and blue. They all turned out really beautiful and gave the image a totally different look. My favourite one is the blue one but the yelow and red ones has a connection the african background so those are the ones I'm need to swing towards most.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Also a BIG thank you to Jackie for helping me out with everything over these last couple of days
I hope this gets read by atleast some people.
For my essay I will writing about the Production Design of Avatar. What I would like to focus on though is the designs behind the Human's Hell's Gate and Pandora's Jungle world and contrast the two together, I will like to investigate into the develop of technology that was used to create such real life animations. For example Performance Capture.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
I tried to keep the shapes slightly curved to keep the viewers eyes circling over the middle of the piece. I really like this piece, mainly because I've kept close to the style of african art of colour, silhouettes and blocked shapes. I think the sky really works in sense of distance, I like how it looks like it's stretching back behindthe mountains.
I had already created the scene and composition in black and white, and at this stage I wanted to create a contrast in the strongest light to the possible darks. I wanted the pile of treasure to be the brightest area in the concept.
Another experiment. This time i've added a lot of colour bouncing around on the far wall. what I like about this technique is the new sense of depth the piece has and the colour explosion. What I dont like about it though is the way it looks too much like disco lights.
Here im just playing around with the composition of the piece, I've extended the piece horizontaly, i like the way it makes the piece look longer.