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PROJECT 2: THE SINGAPORE DIARY

 

Title of the work: The Battle Box

Medium: Video

Work description:

A Promotional video, restoring the lost memory and history about Fort Canning park and its role during WWII.  By applying the mixture of motion graphics and real photos and videos as a story-telling, the story became much more dynamic and interesting, which the aim is to draw public’s eyes and make them curious about how and why that historical moment (the decision of surrender to Japanese)  occured on 15 Feb 1942 in Singapore.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMSDKTfQnY

 

 

 

Timeline

Timeline

 

Storyboard

storyboard

Whole_board

Motion graphics will occur within the text ” Battle Box”, indicating lots of stories are all related to the main subject.

Reflection

From this project, I had a chance to learn more about the situation in Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore in the 1940s. However, as asking some of my friends about the history of fort canning and Battle Box, I was a bit shocked by their ignorance. I think it is necessary for us to remember that history and not repeat the same mistake. And that’s why it prompted me to make a video to get attractions from the public to visit Battle Box museum.

Walking Home 2

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Task 2

 

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY
2016
Video

 

A thousand miles away is a photo essay, in which the artist represents us with a collection of photographs implying the intimacy of home. With ambient sounds playing, audience are led to experience different feelings about home with artist together. As a foreigner living in Singapore, the physical home is rather obscure and intangible. It can be represented as a suitcase which is always on the way. Spiritually, home can be established on the relationship, such as family and friends, and the taste of authentic hometown food.

 

 

 

Brief discussion

As playing a very important part in story-telling,  still images sequence provides us a whole framework of the story and allows audience to observe every image in detail, whereas in moving image, audience have to follow the timeline of the video. However,  still images may also make audience confused. Because it will either give too many clues or little hint that could lead to varies of directions. Under some context, because of culture or background difference, sometimes visual is not enough to bring up or recall some emotion. It needs motion or audio to support the visual content. For instance, in my work, I’m using ambient sound as a second narrative form to bridge the cultural gap as well as add a hearing dimension to my work. If you have never heard of how Sichuan dialect sounds or been to a China restaurant, you will experience it when video plays at related images.

Typographic Portrait Problem Process

MINDMAP

mindmap

MY NAMES IS 

night_2

And I’m in insomnia.

michael2

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Slow shutter speed of camera creates an illusion of ghosty lines, which can be applied in creating typography.

SKETCHES

phtographer

 

 

BIRTHDAY CARD MAKER

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01

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I’d like to design birthday card for my friends as a birthday gift. The font is always cursive and elaborated.

SKETCHES

birthdaycard_1

birthdaycard_2

 

 

ARCHITECT

sprint-letters-theme

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I have a strong obsession on cubic architecture and interior design, which I can apply on my initials “L” & “F”.

 

PILOT 
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It was inspired by how pilot observes our cities and recognises individual building for reference object or signs.

 

 

MANUAL MAKER

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222e-typography

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I was inspired by how manual book has changed the efficiency of work through simple visuals and imageries. Maybe I’ll combine “Architect” and “Manual maker” together as one concept, showing how to build a house.

 

Hello my name is_____

1.TYPOGRAPHY

1.typography

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Concept

Applying a mixture of Chinese and English letters from my name to represent my identity and imply my strong interest in typography and design.

 

2.ABSTRACT SOLUTION

2.Abstract

2

Concept

Symbol of eye and colorful light rays indicate my desire in exploring and experimenting new things.

 

 

3.CONCEPTUAL

3.Conceptual

3

Concept

Using negative film to represent my favorite hobby ‘Photography’ literally.