Entry for www.IdeasTap.com “60 second thriller” competition.
I haven’t posted anything for a while! I started back at work last month after a long time off with illness so I’ve been getting back into the swing of things and re-learning to manage my time.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago my better half and talented actress/writer Hayley, found a competition brief that we could have fun doing together - IdeasTap 60 Second thriller!
We decided we wanted to try (knowing it would be a challenge) tell a full story in our 60 seconds - rather than creating a ‘trailer’ like piece. After looking into the various types of thrillers we swayed towards to idea of ‘Psychological Thriller’ and ‘Paranoid Thriller’, brain storming the ideas of mind games, stalking, obsession and other psychological themes. We thought about real world situations, and agreed the feeling of being followed and running away instilled a real thrill. Ultimately, we focused and played with the idea that it isn’t always the most obvious source of fear that presents danger. In order to get our story across in just 60 seconds we used both the visuals and audio to our full advantage, so please watch with volume!
Story By: Hayley Irving and Rachel Titherington
Staring: Hayley Irving
Shot and Edited by: Rachel Titherington
Special Thanks: Sarah Titherington and Rick Jackson
Royalty free sound effects from www.freeSFX.com
Shot with: Canon 600D, Canon 18-55mm IS Lens. Edited with After Effects CS4.
After Effects Wednesday (tutorial) - Advanced Spin FX
Started uploading some designs to a website that prints them on to products (such as t-shirts, mugs, phone covers etc) and sells them, giving me a tiny bit of profit. Worth a go seeing as it was free to join! Anyone any recommendations for other sites I can use?
You can buy the stuff here - http://society6.com/himynameisrachel?promo=b9526f
And using that link only, there’s a promotion for free Shipping and $5 Off Kid’s Tees and Baby Onesies
Decided I want to do a little mini series of chubby X-Men! Although after doing this I’ve decided not to do them in this style, probably going to ditch Illustrator for Photoshop for this.
Here’s Wolverine anyway, he’s sad because he’s fat.
Any suggestions who I should include? Wolverine, Beast, Cyclops and Magneto are first, then who?
A little personal project I’ve been working on. I look at design blogs on a daily basis, and found that I began skimming through to find articles that really interested me, and these would be about design projects done for charity’s or to help raise awareness for an important cause. Sometimes the actual work wouldn’t impress me (such as this project) and it would make me think how they could have made it better and done more for the cause, other times (and most the time, like with these anti-racial campaigns) they are brilliant and show how great design can drive positive social change.
I’ve looked high and lo for websites or blogs where I can find this type of stuff in one place but failed to find anything that fits the bill (though more recently I found a ‘Charity Comms’ website that has a lot of the marketing and communication elements in one place, which is great!) So, I decided as what I want isn’t there, to do it myself!
Once it’s set up properly Koko will be a blog I keep of all these things. The name comes from Koko the Gorilla, a gorilla who can communicate with humans extremely well using sign language. Koko’s story stuck with me from the first time I saw her online and to me it really brings together whats really important about communication.
On top of all that, my ‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’ answer has always included setting up my own studio dedicated to this type of design and communication work, and it would be called Koko Comms! (Better start actually playing the lottery hey!?)