for the first two classes, I was trying to find a speech or dialogue that I really wanted to do. Unfortunately, I couldn’t think of anything off the top of my head so I looked up “best dialogues in movies.” the problem was that I either didn’t like the dialogue or that the movie was too old.
However, I did manage to dredge up a small list of possible dialogues.
-American History X – “Hate is baggage.”
–Kill Bill Vol. 2 – “Superman and Spider-Man…”
–Do the Right Thing – “Love and Hate.”
and also a poem from a book that I couldn’t find spoken out well.
-“once on a yellow piece of paper…” Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I realized soon after showing my first draft posters that white space has a lot of significance in the anime. whether its “truth” or even the fact that the animes came from the manga which is in black and white. However, I still didn’t have any specific composition for Pragmatic, Poetic and Persuasive. so in order to get the flow going, I decided to create as many variations with all the content I’ve gathered and experiment with them.
then based on what I made I would decide what is what. then, I would narrow them down to three posters.
after this critique, I realized that a working system between my posters is the transmutation circle and the frame. so for my final posters, I decided to use both of them and incorporate them into “pragmatic” ” poetic” and “persuasive.”
after I got the critique I was trying to think of how to create something “persuasive” and something a bit more “pragmatic.” so I decided to use an actual picture of the characters. but in order to find one that is black and white, I would have to refer to the manga. which only exists as scans on the internet, which means that they are probably very low quality. which was apparent when we tiled our first posters. so in order to fix that I downloaded the image on my Ipad and made the image bigger, then I cleaned up the lines by hand using a Sketchbook program.
by then I was almost done with the posters and I was stuck with the last minute of deciding which to pick because I had too many.
I decided to to go with 2, 7 and 8. and print the rest of the posters as A3 to provide options for my “persuasive” poster.
after the last critique, I only had minor changes to do but everyone liked poster no. 3 better than 8. so I decided to go with that one. especially after realizing that it didn’t make much sense to promote the anime as a sad movie.
these are the final posters that I ended up with.
Two brothers seek to find the philosopher’s stone to fix their mistake but are shocked to find themselves in the middle of a plan that had been set in motion hundreds of years ago.
The main theme of the series is Equivalent Exchange which is something that is proven false by the end of the series. Another one is brotherly love. Seeking to find the ‘truth’. One for all and all for one.
- Edward and Alphonse Elric lose their mom
- they try to transmute her back using their father’s books on Alchemy
- it goes wrong and Ed loses a leg and Al loses his entire body. Ed then sacrifices his arm to attach his brother’s soul to a metal armor.
- Ed decides to find the philosopher stone under the guise of working for the military.
- they find out the secret of how Philosophers stones are made.
- after a series of tragic events, Al gets turned into a philosopher stone.
- Dante tries to use Al to transfer to a younger body
- Ed fights Envy and Dies
- Alphonse sacrifices himself and brings ed back
- ed comes back and passes through the gate in exchange for Alphonse
- alphonse comes back as an 8-year-old with no memory and Ed passes over to our word.
- Eds Sacrifice – brotherly love
- burning down their house – symbolizing never going back
- paying for your sins
- seeking immortality
- the law of equivalent exchange.
- the reign of military
- Racism and prejudices
to begin my journey in creating a sustainable package, i first had to pick a local product to use. i looked at spices and i looked at our homemade yoghurt drink. but in the end i chose my grandmothers special blend of tea.
i chose a metal container as they are least likely to be thrown away. dried food is sometimes thrown away without being used if it went bad so it also has an airlock mechanism which would help preserve dry food for a long time.
i was aiming for a 1940-1960s feel but in the end my design still looks modern. i tried to add some elements that i made by hand to enforce that feeling. the arabic type is done by hand, so was the illustration of the grandmother but as it stuck out too much i had to remake it using illustrator.
my first attempt at putting everything together:
the first thing i noticed after printing was that white type is not working on the “backyard” that i chose, another obvious thing was that the type size is way to big for what should be an A1 poster…
then the professors gave me a few suggestions on where i could put the text and i realized that the pink blanket is a really nice place to put type(with a box)
this was my tiled poster attempt. i wanted to make my type flow with the drapery of the blanket. for the logo i tried to follow what was told to my classmates and aligned it with the crochet hook.
it was pointed out then that the text is not actually with the drapery and that the logo would look better in a higher contrasted place. i also noticed that i ended up putting everything on the bottom of the poster so i wanted to diverge from that.
for my final poster i fixed the “going with the grain” thing and placed my logo in the darkest place on the picture. i also tried to balance it with the yarn ball by placing the rest of the type on the right of it instead of the left. because when i tried it on the left it looked too “tucked in”.
we met up this Saturday to put everything together. however everyone was quite anxious so we ended up worrying a lot of the time. it was unexpected but we were still working on developing the script. especially because a lot of the original word and phrases are to big for how simple we wanted it to be. we also mostly finished the actual space. we just didn’t practice enough by then..
on Sunday we decides to take advantage of the entire day to rehearse our scene. it had reached the point where we kept printing a new edited script every hour it was quite tedious but its amazing how determined everyone was to do their best.
on the day of the presentation we decided to come early to rehearse even more and ass final touches (like the broken cup and the overly organized desk)
even if in the end we messed up a little i am so happy with how we have done. we have worked so hard and accomplished so much in the past three weeks than we ever expected to do in these eight minutes. i am just glad that we had fun with it instead of freaking out and trying to make it bigger than it should be.
to support some of the things we are writing into the script we have researched a few titles such as:
- what drugs cause dizziness
- does antidepressants cause vertigo
- victim profiling (worst thing ever)
- victim profile
- sleeping pills overdose
- antidepressant overdose
- defining characteristics of a person (useless)
- character specific traits (again nothing)
I’m surprised the police haven’t come around yet.