Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Video

Dreams of the Sleep Cycle from braeden cox on Vimeo.

Here is the video. It looks pretty cool when it's being projected on the side of a building. I was rather pleased and surprised how well it worked for the big showing.

On a side note, Thank you everyone for a great class... and for not killing me after a week of having to hear that Ratatat song

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Idea

I talked about my idea earlier, but I feel that I should go into it a little more as somethings have changed. When people ask, I explain that my idea as an abstract representation of a dream about a dream cycle. I'm interested in how shapes found in minimalistic and Russian constructivist work convey a feeling or idea and I wanted to explore that. I researched sleep cycles and tried to portray each cycle in its own way. In the first part it starts off slowly to follow the N1 stage where drowsy sleep occurs. Then into N2 where conscious awareness of the external environment disappears the animation speeds up a bit. When N3 occurs I start to use a faster pace and sharper shapes. Then back to N2 where it slows down a bit. Then going into REM where I use more rounded shapes. I timed it to a song and tried to match it to the beat. That is basically the idea behind the animation.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Screen Shot and Another Picture

Inspiration for Ideas.

Here are a few shot of images that I found that helped me get some ideas. I'm interested in Russian constructivist and abstract minimalists. I find the use of geometric shapes quite interesting in describing a certain tone.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

mez log

3:42am June 9th

All sanity has been lost, I fear the worst. The Mez lab has claimed another. I wonder when it will finally get the best of me, or perhaps it already has...


12:06am June 9th

I have become unsure over the last few hours about the decisions I made. I fear the outcome. Supplies are, at this point, non existent. I hope no rash judgements will come from the lack of nourishment. I am losing my sense of awareness but must continue on for success. Time has become scarce and I know that once the sun rises, I will have one day to reach my goal. The summit looks so far away from here...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More Pictures of PROGRESS!!!

It's a geometric party up in here.