Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The word on the street

The task was to produce a short movie containing photos of "found letterforms" - examples of signs, posters etc. The movie was to contain a soundtrack which would echo the theme being created.

Most of the images I have used are examples found on the street - more specifically in rougher, run-down areas of places I have recently been - off Oxford Road in Manchester, near Preston Bus Station, and around Whitmore Reans in Wolverhampton.

The soundtrack chosen is background noise - recorded cheekily whilst people were working in the base room (however my friend found out I was doing this, hence her comments around halfway through). Using background noise was meant to show that these examples of letterforms are found in everyday life, and are looked at as mundane - mundane like the soundtrack. The transitions are also simple for this reason - I wanted the viewer to be aware of the images, and to consider each photograph as the most interesting thing on the screen.

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