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Capitalism off guard
Part of ‘Coalition’ talks about how the 60s counter cultural revolution caught capitalism off guard. Hippies and free-thinkers dropping out didn’t new new trainers, shirts and cars to express their inner selves. On the contrary, the new generation were bespoke self-styled indivuduals in every way that the homogenised production lines of the post-war era didnt cater for.
Absorbing the message of this section made me, in a weird way want to drop out of the animation conventions of our current era. Paint on glass, printing 3d outline renders onto acetate and photographing them, making men out of seeds all seemed to be a good way to leave the ’state of the art’ behind.
I decided that I wanted to make the office from paper cut out layers and have the desk as real wood on which I’d place the different layers of paper. This way the shapes of the office made in paper would frame the desk, you’ll see what i mean. I also decided that the office details should be line art, but not laid over in computer (I’m increasingly moving away from any ‘look’ a computer can spit out). So I made the office in Cinema 4D, created the line-art in the ‘Sketch and Toon’ non-photo realistic renderer and then printed each line art frame onto acetate. I then layered this acetate over the paper and wood. In case you dont know, acetate sheets are expensive and also an environmental abberation, so I only bought a pack of 25, but i needed to print out 90 frames. This meant I had to print on the wrong side of the acetate sheets (The side that doesnt dry) and clean off the ink so I could re-use them. This is why the animation starts to look messy.
Prior to the birth (build) of the Clapham Rd multiplane, I wanted to shoot some elements of the sections on glass and be able to key them out ready for composite. To this end, Max Halstead at Clapham Rd threw together this glass box with a chroma-key green base in about 10 mins. It worked a treat!
For the final part of ‘Capitalism off Guard’, the Clapham Road Multiplane was LIVE! A beautiful contraption designed by Matthew Day at Clapham Rd and built by Matt, the speedy hands of Max Halstead and myself (Mainly making tea and watching impatiently), the CRM boasts 4 x 100cm x 60cm fully sliding glass plains which can be raised or lowered to taste. It’s an old school compositor’s dream! I’ve certainly had a ton of fun animating with it and will feel jealous when someone else takes it over. Hands off my girl!!!