Here are a few samples of the work created by students (past and present) taking art and media courses.
A foundation art student was so influenced by a trip to Poland that she linked the experience to her own family history from which she drew comparisons after listening to her family recollections of living in Italy in 1940-45. She tried to represent this through a video that she hoped would reflect those thoughts.
Martin Perret (Ice Skaters) (A2 Photography).
Title "Lost in repetition."
Martin produced a series of stop frame shots that were put in sequence each frame was shortened to give fluid movement to the piece, the piece was then repeated and reversed so that the begining became the end.
This way the sequences could be linked many times so that the viewer has time to watch the moving image, with the incorporated soundtrack. The intention was to create a moving image that would play with a flowing sensation similar to the motion of the sea across the shore line. This was linked with a sound track to enhance the motion of the piece.
Film title " BOO" (Film Studies GCSE/AS)
This animated sequence was developed to illustrate competence in the stop motion process, the student was encouraged to experiment with model making techniques.
Use of plasticine to construct characters.
The object of the film was to make a horror sequence, using information gained through research of traditional techniques and present day developements.
Sophie Winters Clown Face (Self Image)
The project was to be based around Identity, so Sophie (A2 student) decided to take a series of still images, these where then altered gradually in Photoshop, slowly building up into a clown like image.
The built up sequence was then put onto a time line with the speed increased to speed image flow. The sequence was then copied and put over the previous sequence. Adjusting the opacity made two moving images in the same frame this added to the sense of uncertainty.
Then a third sequence was added to give a further depth to the piece, though this sequence was altered through an effect that would break up the image giving an indistinct haze in the background. Finally a static image with an altered opacity was superimposed over the end of the sequence.
Altogether the film is a representation of the thoughts associated with identity.
Martin Perret, title "Movement".( Birds in flight ).
Martin took a series of still images and put them in sequence this enabled the images to be animated each image had to be cut down so that each images time slot was only a percentage of a second this was gradually adjusted so that the sequence would run smoothly to illustrate a breakdown of how movement is created from differing positions in flight. A sound track was then added to enhance the general feeling of movement.
Abishek Hans BTEC : Title: Transformation
This film sequence was put together in Adobe Flash.
The process required an origional photogaraph from which a line outline tracing was made then the origional photograph was removed.
This image was then broken down into individual frames building up to the final image. Evolving from the Eiffel Tower, Plane and then Robot.
Walking (Final Year Art Foundation Student)
This film was produced by using a series of drawn images which were traced of the previous image so that there is no movement in position. Then put in frames sequence to create moving effect. It is a long process if the smoothness of the clip is to be achieved.
Student went on to study Fine Art at University.
This animation was produced by students (in their second year) taking BTEC National Award in Media Production and this was the Animation Unit of the course. The students completing this course have progressed to the One Year Foundation Course at Havering Sixth Form College or Ravensbourne Art College, London.
One Year Art Foundation Students produced videos as an experiment using music sync and reverse and forward video effect. The students went on to study associated design courses (fine art, graphics and animation) at University.
Dean & Steve
Former AS/A2 Media Students were asked to produce a short horror sequence using editing software that would enable them to cut, paste and transform the footage they took. From this they produced a simple horror sequence that would illustrate their ability to use the appropriate software.
This A2 Student was aiming to reflect the movement of a tree in human form. Using video footage and the video software to reflect her conceptual content in its entirety. This medium offers considerable flexibility which allows her to reflect her ideas.
A2 Art Student produced this work as part of a larger project. It was made in stop motion by tearing and moving parts of the original painting so creating a moving image. It was teamed up with a piece of classical music to compliment the finished product.