A&P Revisited: Mondriaan Stopmotion Animation

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  1. Yason

    Yason New Member

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    After making the first version last week, I wasn't to happy.
    It was to short and it was a bit dull.
    That was basically also the feedback I got from you guys/girls here.
    So I thought about it a bit and made an extension to my original.
    It still isn't the best I ever made but i think it improved.
    Hope you agree! :big grin:
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSRF5HpB0-4
    Comments are welcome! :)
     
  2. tenplanescrashing

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    I wouldn't even know where to start with this!
     
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    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    I can't say I really like anything about it...

    I just don't get it.
     
  4. FindersKeepers

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    I dont like that your lighting is obviously different.

    Try remote shooting if you can so your camera doesnt get moved around.
     
  5. Yason

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    @SuperCzar: It was inspired by Mondrian: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet_Mondrian he made a lot of kubistic art. Like:
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    @BLU-S15: The lighting problem was caused by an auto white balance feature of my camera that I could not get put out. I'll have to figure out for the next time.
     
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    looks pretty cool?
     
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    Yason, what camera were you using?
     
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    I like it, and I think the different lighting makes it more interesting. ^_^
     
  9. Yason

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    I use a Pentax Optio M10 which is a good camera for animation but there are some auto features that are hard to eliminate.
     
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    I don't think I could hate stopmotion anymore than I do.
     
  11. free_notes

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    what's strange is that mondrian was modernist and what you're doing feels very postmodernist, almost caricature-like, but without the postmodern/contemporary question.
     
  12. Yason

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    Nice observation. So what do you then conclude?
     
  13. free_notes

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    contemporary art has been said to be 'asking questions,' or if you prefer to be avant garde, you could say postmodernity was questioning the validity of modernism and its nearly overbearing dogma and biases on how humanity actual behaves and perceives reality.

    i don't get that feeling here. or maybe i don't understand what you're questioning/critiquing. in picking such an influential modern-era artist as your foundation its almost implicit that you are establishing a polemic relative to this work. i could guess that you're deconstructing the work but you don't take it far enough or distract that focus with the caricature-like representation. if it is caricature, push the absurdity by being polemic and making us aware of it.

    if you just picked a piece of art you liked and did stuff to it that you thought looked good then i can't really comment, since it's an internal exercise and not meant to communicate an idea through a critical project. as a viewer of such a piece, i can only make personal reactions about its aesthetic and composition, which in my opinion isn't so interesting, extraordinary, curious, or possess qualities to question origination.
     
  14. Yason

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    @free_notes: Thanks for your comment.
    I was inspired by this work of Mondriaan because he started as a classical painter and by experiment started painting more and more abstract until he only had left some lines and colors.
    I started just by animating the build-up of one of his well know works. After that I wanted to give the viewer an idea of growing absurdity by making this painting and its components come alive. Not only in 2D but also in 3D.
    I also wanted to ask the question what if Mondriaan was alive to day: How would he use video as an experimental medium?
    I end the video with a message which is the name of painting from an other cubistic painter: Barnett Newman. Who made a red paining with two small lines in them: yellow and blue. I think he carries a bit of the legacy of Mondriaan and the "stijl" into our current time. And proven it be still actual, or at least I think so ;)
     

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