Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Design Production/Digital//Silent Movie Workshop I//TASK//STRETCH.


Source a minimum of twenty examples of the research material (written below) for each one of my two words with source links and critical analysis where necessary.

WORD II//STRETCH

TASK I// OTHER RELATIVE WORDS

http://thesaurus.com/browse/stretch 

1. Branch
2. Bridge
3. Distance
4. Expansion
5. Extension
6. Extent
7. Gamut
8. Orbit
9. Radius
10. Range
11. Reach
12. Region
13. Scope
14. Space
15. Span
16. Spread
17. Sweep


18. Decrease 
19. Deform
20. Elastic
21. Force
22. Increase
23. Strain
24. Tense
25. Unfold



1. (Of something soft or elastic) Be made or be capable of being made longer or wider without tearing or breaking.

2. Pull (something) tightly from one point to another or across a space.

3. Last or cause to last longer than expected.

4. Make great demands on the capacity or resources of.

5. Cause (someone) to make maximum use of their talents or abilities.

6. Adapt or extend the scope of (something) in a way that exceeds a reasonable or acceptable limit.

7. Straighten or extend one's body or a part of one's body to its full length, typically so as to tighten one's muscles or in order to reach something.

8. Extend or spread over an area or period of time.

9. An act of stretching one's limbs or body

10. The capacity of a material or garment to stretch or be stretched; elasticity

11. A difficult or demanding task

12. A period of time spent in prison

14. To draw out or extend (oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent (often followed by out ): to stretch oneself out on the ground.

15. To extend, spread, or place (something) so as to reach from one point or place to another: to stretch a rope across a road.

16. To recline at full length (usually followed by out ): to stretch out on a couch.

17. To extend in time: His memory stretches back to his early childhood.

18. A continuous length, distance, tract, or expanse: a stretch of meadow.

19. To make taut; tighten: stretched the tarpaulin until it ripped.

20. To put to torture on the rack.

21. To wrench or strain (a muscle, for example).

22. To subject to undue strain: to stretch one's patience.

23. A continuous or unbroken length, area, or expanse: an empty stretch of highway.

24. Informal The last stage of an event, period, or process. (home stretch/home run)

25. If really necessary or in extreme circumstances ("at a stretch")

TASK III// RELATED OBJECTS (IMAGES)

1. ELASTIC BAND




http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/thermeq/TE-images/rubberbands.jpg


(Also called rubber bands) Stretchy rubber bands that are used to bind, gather and organise documents, papers, and various other materials.

2. YOGA



http://dimitrova.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/yoga-poses31.jpg

One of many yoga poses in which the body is stretched and manipulated in order to increase good health and flexibility in joints, muscles, etc.

3. STRETCH ARMSTRONG


Classic 1990's toy, the Stretch Armstrong was the ultimate stress-relief toy... allowing you to stretch the rubber material of the toy (what felt like) infinitely.

4. STRETCH LIMO




Stretch limo automobiles- popular for VIP events and parties.

5. ABILITIES/TALENTS




Working hard to achieve great things in a task is often referring to as "stretching yourself" as you are pushing your capabilities to the limit.

6. REACH




Reaching for an object/item often requires your body to stretch- if unable to reach the height (eg, reaching for a book on the top shelf in a library).

7. STRETCH MARKS




Stretch marks (tiny white lines on the skin) often emerge from rapid growth or weight gain- commonly found on the stomach, hips, etc.

8. TRIPOD (EXPANSION//HEIGHT)



Tripod arms and legs "stretch" by expanding and heightening/widening for optimum photographic opportunities.

9. LYCRA


Lycra is a man-made fabric with body contour stretch- commonly used in leotards, sportswear and other skin-tight clothing.


10. REFLEXOLOGY



In relfexology, certain pressure points of the foot are squeezed, stretched and pinched to relieve aches 
and stress ailments.

11. PREGNANCY




In pregnancy, the skin and uterus stretch to accommodate room for the baby growing inside the mother's body.


12. ELASTICATED WAIST



Elasticated waistbands are often designed into garments for comfort, or to fit a wide range of sizes and ages due to the stretch material used.

13. EARS




Stretched ears- where stretcher "plugs" are inserted into pierced ears, gradually increasing the mm size to widen and stretch the hole.

 

14. STRETCHERS (EARS)




Stretchers to be inserted into pierced ears to increase the size of the piercing hole.


15. LIP RING




Commonly used in African tribes, lip rings, like stretchers are used as a decorative body modification/art- stretching the diameter of the bottom lip.


16. STRETCH RACK (TORTURE IMPLEMENT//GRIM)




"The Rack" was a historical weapon of torture, to which it's victims would be tied up and stretched- breaking bones and dramatically deforming the body.

17. KERNING




Kerning- where the negative space between words is either increased or decreased- almost "stretching" the word to affect the visual communication and feel of what is being written/said.

18. CANVAS




Canvas material is stretched over wooden frames to showcase printed designs, or to be a surface to paint upon (traditionally used in Fine Art practice).

19. RUBBER



Rubber- a natural material with stretch and give- used in rubber rings, tires, etc.


20. SLINKY




The classic children's toy- the stretch of the slinky, with the aid of gravity helps it to bend, flex, move... and even cascade down a flight of stairs.

21. MOZZARELLA 




The stringy Italian cheese, Mozzarella, when processed, increases it's stretchy, stringy texture.


22. LEGS




Stretching is important to prevent injury and/or muscle strain before exercising.


23. NYLON




Nylon is a stretchy, man made fabric, usually used, like Lycra, (see post above) in skin-tight or body contour garments and materials.


24. MUSCLES




Stretching muscles before and after exercising to help prevent any avoidable strain or injury that
may otherwise occur.


25. PILATES



Much like Yoga- Pilates is a low impact exercise which helps to increase flexibility (stretch) and cardio health.


TASK IV// SITUATIONS

1. Stretching an elastic band over a pile of documents/papers.

2. Stretching and flexing your body into a yoga position.

3. Two children pulling on the arms, legs and body to stretch the 90's classic toy, 'Stretch Armstrong'.

4. Stretch limo- "stretched" appearance automobile, usually used for VIP, events and parties.

5. "Stretching" your capabilities in a task- pushing yourself to achieve success/working hard.

6. Stretching up to reach a book on a top shelf of a bookcase.
 
7. Stretch marks- white pale lines that appear on the skin when it is stretched through growth/weight gain.

8. Stretching and expanding a tripod to make the legs wider apart/more balanced/to make the camera positioning higher, etc.

9. Lycra is a stretchy, man made fabric- usually used for skin-tight clothing such as leotards or body contour evening dresses.

10. Stretching and manipulating the skin on the feet and the muscles in reflexology.

11. In pregnancy the uterus and stomach (appearance) stretch to accommodate room for the growing baby.

12. Elasticated waistbands stretch to provide more room and comfort in the garment.

13. Stretched ears- a fashion statement, enlarging the holes in pierced ears with plugs and jewellery.
 
14. Stretchers- worn in pierced ears to increase and stretch the hole size.

15. Lip ring- used in (largely) African tribes to increase and stretch the size of the lip.

16. Stretch rack- used in Medieval and historical examples of torture to stretch the torture victim- breaking bones/spine, etc.

17. Kerning increases and decreases the negative space around letterforms in a word- almost a stretching action with negative and positive kerning.

18. Stretching canvas over a wooden frame for a printed image or fine art (painting onto a canvas).

19. Rubber is a stretchy, natural material- used in clothing, tires, etc.

20. 'Slinky' is the iconic children's toy- can be stretched, thrown and sprung to manipulate it's shape and movement (with the aid of gravity).
 
21. Mozzarella- the stringy, stretchy Italian cheese- often manipulated and handled throughout various processes to add stretchiness and mealtime novelty.

22. Stretching legs (and muscles) before an athlete runs a race to warm up the muscles.

23.  Nylon- similar to Lycra, a stretchy, man made fabric- body tight- used to create a slimline silhouette.

24. Stretching muscles with warm up exercises before a work out to ensure no muscles are pulled or strained.

25. Similar to yoga- Pilates is an gentle stretching exercise for the body.

TASK V// TYPEFACES (X3 PT SIZES)

Experimenting with various typefaces to visually communicate my word- with three different point sizes- 10pt (average book/magazine pt), 30pt (mid way), and 72pt (1 inch measure on the page).

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Design Production/Digital//Silent Movie Workshop I//TASK//FLOAT.


Source a minimum of twenty examples of the research material (written below) for each one of my two words with source links and critical analysis where necessary.

WORD I//FLOAT

TASK I// OTHER RELATIVE WORDS


1. Bob
2. Drift
3. Glide
4. Hover
5. Sail
6. Skim
7. Slide



8. Aloft
9. Ascend
10. Buoy
11. Flow
12. Fly
13. Hover
14. Lift
15. Rise
16. Submerge
17. Plane
18. Ride
19. Sail
20. Swim
22. Current
23. Freewheel
24. Skate
25. Taxi





1. A thing that is buoyant in water, in particular.

2. A small object attached to a fishing line to indicate by moving when a fish bites.

3. A cork or buoy supporting the edge of a fishing net.
 
4. Rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking.

5. Cause (a buoyant object) to rest or move in such a way.

6. Be suspended freely in a liquid or gas.

7. Ice-cream soda: a drink with ice cream floating in it.

8. (FLOATING) Separation of pigment colors on the surface of applied paint.

9. (Floating) Referring to a circuit which has no connection to ground.


10. To remain suspended within or on the surface of a fluid without sinking.

11. To be suspended in or move through space as if supported by a liquid.

12. To move from place to place, especially at random.

13. To cause to remain suspended without sinking or falling.

14. A sum of money representing checks that are outstanding.

15. A soft drink with ice cream floating in it. See Regional Note at milk shake.

16. A buoyant object, such as a cork, used to hold a net or fishing line afloat.

17. A raft.

18. A buoy.

19. A life preserver.

20. To start or establish (a business enterprise, for example).
 
21. To move easily or lightly: "Miss Golightly . . . floated round in their arms light as a scarf" (Truman Capote).

22. Float - the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment

23. Float- to put in water; "float a ship".

24. Lie on the surface.

25. Displace water.

TASK III// RELATED OBJECTS (IMAGES)

1. DUCK


Perhaps not that interesting as an animal itself- though the motion, and the movement that ducks make on the water could make for a strong visual communicator?

2. BREAD

http://www.healthymealplans.biz/wp-content/uploads/2009/Bread-Types.jpg

Obviously not a great example- bread not floating on the water- not a lot of potential in the idea, but good to exhaust all potential avenues nevertheless.
3. BOAT



The bobbing motion on the water produced by the momentum of the boat upon the water could be quite interesting as a "float" motion- could play around with the anchor points as well as the positioning of the word as a whole, or the separate letterforms- manipulating the "current" produced by the waves and the steadiness of the word through the "boat".

4. FOAM SWIMMING LESSON FLOATS




Foam floats are used in swimming lessons in order to help beginners have confidence with floating on the surface of the water.

5. FISHING BAIT




A fishing float- helping the fisherman distinguish when a fish has caught the bait.

6. BUOY



An inflatable object found in seas and oceans, with various uses including an anchoring point and safe water boundary markers, etc.

7. LIFE RING



Life rings are thrown into the water to help overboard passengers/crew members of swimmers, in order to help them float on the surface and prevent accidents/drowning.

8. LIFE JACKET


Life jackets are worn to help aid buoyancey on the surface of the water and prevent drowning- particularly useful when worn by people with disabilities and/or those who cannot swim- a safe aid for those who may not be able to swim when in danger.
 
9. HELIUM



The gas element, Helium, most commonly used with balloons, is pumped into objects to help them float.

10. BALLOONS



See type about helium above- can also temporarily float with air (breath).

11. SWIMMING


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Swimming.breaststroke.arp.750pix.jpg


Swimming upon the surface of the water to help maintain air circulation and buoyancy.

12. CARNIVAL FLOAT

 
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/14/f5/d8/1-of-many-floats-in-carnival.jpg

A style of carnival float- often promoting a business, company or institution as it is paraded in streets during an organised event or street party.

13. ICE CREAM SODA


http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/files/2010/03/icecream-940x626.jpg


An ice cream soda- a fizzy, carbonated drink (often Coca Cola) combined with a scoop of ice cream for a creamy, rich drink- upon which the ice cream floats on the top of the drink (aptly nicknamed a "float") until it has melted- popular in America.

14. RUBBER RING



A popular lilo-like tire inflatable used for sitting in/upon and floating on the surface of the water, usually in a swimming pool.

15. LILO


An inflatable lilo (similar to a rubber ring- see above) which is used to help float upon the surface of the water (usually in the sea/swimming pool) and relax- usually sunbathing.

16. CORK




When placed in water, cork, like various other materials, floats.

17. WATER



Water- one of the two major elements (water and gas) which help materials to float- an example above of the boat floating on the surface of the water.

18. GAS




Various types of gases, such as helium, when pumped into objects such as balloons, enable them to float.


19. SNORKELLING


Floating on the surface of the water when snorkelling is important to ensure that air can still be taken through the snorkel mask pipe.

20. CANDLES


21. FISHING


In the sport of fishing, various floats are used to help the fisherman distinguish when bait has been caught, etc.

22. MILKSHAKES



Similar to an ice cream soda (see image and text above) the cream/ice cream used in a milkshake will often sit/float on to of the liquid surface.

23. FINANCE//CASH FLOATS


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N-tUsO3gFzk/TeOTcxAtgjI/AAAAAAAAAAk/rgC7dWKKs5I/s1600/cash-and-coins.jpg 

Cash used as change in a cash float at craft fairs and other similar events.

24. CHEQUES



When a cheque is deposited the time in between the deposit and the deposit amount into the physical bank account is called a "float".

25. HOT AIR BALLOON

Hot Air Balloons are filled with gases in order to help them to float and cruise along the skyline, carrying passengers below in a woven wicker basket.

TASK IV// SITUATIONS

1. A duck floating upon the water.

2. A boat floating (sailing) upon the ocean.

3. When thrown to ducks, bread floats on the top of water.

4. Floating on the surface of the ocean/water with a life aid.

5. Fishing bait floats on the surface of water (to be visible to the fisherman when the bait is caught).

6. Life buoy floats when thrown into water.
 
7. Life rings float to prevent "rescuee" from drowning.
 
8. Life jacket is inflated with gas/air to help the "rescuee" avoid danger.

9. Helium is pumped into balloons to make them float.

10. Balloons float temporarily with air, and with helium float long-term/aerial descent.

11. Floating upon the surface of water when swimming.

12. A carnival "float"- showcasing events and organisations and paraded in streets in America in carnivals.

14. A scoop of ice cream in a fizzy drink (an ice cream soda) is referred to as a "float", as it floats on the top of the drink before melting.

15. Lilo floats on the top of the surface of a pool of water, and can be sat/sunbathed upon.

16. Cork floats and bobs on top of the surface of water.

17. Water is one of the material elements used to aid floating (boats/rubber rings floating on water, eg, etc.)

18. Gas is another of the material elements used to aid floating (eg, balloons, etc.)

19. Float on top of the surface of water to still take in air through a snorkel mask when snorkelling.

20. Special type of candles which float upon the surface of water.

21. Fishing floats are used along with bait to help the fisherman know when to reel in a catch.

22. Ice cream float in a milkshake (also see Ice Cream Soda).

23. Cash float taken to a craft fair- pot of money to use for change for giving change to buyers.

24. Cheque float- the days between depositing a cheque to when it is placed into a bank account.

25. Foam floats used in swimming lessons to help children to float with ease (with little training).

TASK V// TYPEFACES (X3 PT SIZES)

Experimenting with various typefaces to visually communicate my word- with three different point sizes- 10pt (average book/magazine pt), 30pt (mid way), and 72pt (1 inch measure on the page).