Task 3, Part 1: Comparison – Bill Plympton’s “Your Face”

http://tu.tv/videos/bill-plympton-your-face-short-fi

In task 3 we were instructed to compare and contrast Andreas Hykade’s film “Love and Theft” with Bill Plympton’s “Your Face”, discussing how they differ and what they have in common.

After watching both, I noticed that some of the movements (?) were similar – or the same. For example in “Your Face” the man’s head twists into blobs – the exact same was in “Love and Theft”. Both have faces merging, changing, disfragmenting – a constant state of change. There maybe other similarities but those are the main ones I saw.

The differences between them are more than obvious. “Love and Theft” appears to have been animated entirely digitally whereas “Your Face” was done with traditional drawings. The styles are different also – Hykade has a more cartoon style and incorporates various aspects from pop culture and on the other hand Plympton has a more caricature-like style and is consistent with just one, most likely original, character.

Catching up with the weekly tasks! – Task 1~ ( for animation)

I have a confession to make. I have been very bad and left all my weekly research task till the week before submission. Am I going to face death penalty for this? No, but I will start them pronto and stress incessantly until deadlines are over!! Beginning with task 1 (well actually it’s task 8 but it’s the first task for the second project of the module – animation XD).

The task is to research my “client” – to focus on the work of the National Media Museum in Bradford, and in particular it’s film fests. One of them is the Bradford Animation Festival, who is the “client”.

What is the National Media Museum?

-> Well..it’s a museum (duh.) in Bradford.

-> It apparently aims to “be the best museum in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.”

-> Basically has various floors dedicated to,investigating, showcasing and celebrating film, photography, animation, T.V and new media (not entirely sure what the latter would consist of that’s not already mentioned..? Perhaps things that cross boundaries into other areas? Such as game animations or something?)

-> Houses items of historical significance – National photography,cinematography,television and new media

-> Has 3 cinemas – including and IMAX – and is home of BBC in Bradford.

-> All of the above is trivial trivia, the important point is that it hold cultural and educational events and festivals. Festivals like the Bradford Animation Festival. The festival basically is an animation and video games fest held annually in November. Guests are invited, some who are big in the area and top in the industry, and has workshops, screentalks and events and such.

A quick run through 2013’s submissions was entertaining, amusing and also some gave you food for thought. (For an animation student like yours truly looking at those works in comparison to my own kind of brings out my competitive side~ I want to be the best!!) There were different categories, such as short shorts, commercial, student films, pro films and many use different tactics and styles. Some were witty and funny where others were more serious, some had controversial topics where the rest were nothing more than entertainment perhaps. My two best picks from the winners and special mentions of 2013 were the 1) commercial winner: Rollin’ Safari – The Chase  and 2) music special mention: KILLER MIKE ‘REAGAN’ 

 

Whew! And that’s Task 1 people~

 

 

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