CONVERSATION THROUGH TIME

ANDY WARHOL

Andrew Warhola, 6th of August 1928 Oakland, Pennsylvania.

Born with a neurological disorder Andy found peace with DC magazines and celebrity magazines. 

Andrew Warhola became Andy Warhol dropping "a" from is last name then moving to New York followed by his graduation with a degree in Pictorial Design from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1949.

In less than one year Andy garnered top assignments as a commercial artist for a variety of clients including Columbia Records, Glamour magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, NBC, Tiffany & Co., Vogue, and others. He also designed fetching window displays for Bonwit Teller and I. Miller department stores.

The turbulent 1960s ignited an impressive and wildly prolific time in Warhol’s life.  It is this period, extending into the early 1970s, which saw the production of many of Warhol’s most iconic works.

In 1968 Warhol suffered a nearly fatal gun-shot wound from aspiring playwright and radical feminist author, Valerie Solanas. The shooting, which occurred in the entrance of the Factory, forever changed Warhol.  Some point to the shock of this event as a factor in his further embrace of an increasingly distant persona. The brush with death along with mounting pressure from the Internal Revenue Service (stemming from his critical stance against President Richard Nixon), seem to have prompted Warhol to document his life to an ever more obsessive degree. He would dictate every activity, including noting  the most minor expenses, and  employ interns and assistants to transcribe the content of what would amount to over 3,400 audio tapes. Portions of these accounts were published posthumously in 1987 as The Warhol Diaries.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Key points about Andy:

  • Lost his father when he was 13yo
  • Eccentric
  • Gay, who lived openly before the gay liberation
  • Loved to high society and to socialise participating in social events favourites spots Studio 54 and Max's Kansas City

Education

  • Degree in Pictorial Design at Carnegie Institute of Technology 1949

Media used

  • Hand drawing
  • Painting/ Print making
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Music
  • Silkscreening

Work place

  • Studio - The Factory

Legacy

  • Book (1967) - Andy Warhol Index 
  • Book(1970) - The Philosophy of Andy Warhol ; Exposure
  • Co-founder (1982) of New York academy of Visual Arts

SCRIPT

 Influence of Social Network in our society

Fictional conversation between Andy Warhol and Steve Jobs by Giovany Lourenco first year student at University of Greenwich this project was developed for course of Design in Context. 

Script available for download, here.

 

POP ART 

Art made in America and Britain from the mid 1950s and 1960s that drew inspiration from sources in popular and commercial culture. Artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney were the pioneers of this new movement, they used simple  and common objects such as Campbell’s soup tins or bottle of coke and transformed in art, taking art into new areas of subject matter and developed new ways of presenting it using different medias. 

American pioneers: 

British pioneers:

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STEVE JOBS

Co-founder of Apple inc. and Pixar and founder of Next a really successful business man which changed the computer, mobile world and open the world to a new era of technology leaving the doors open to new forms of interaction with the smartphone.  

Steve had a really aggressive temperament, with vision set toward future but at the same time is loved is privacy and secrets made him mysterious. He was obsessed with perfectionism and simplicity, hippy while young and some of the trace of that life style stayed with him. Most of the most important decision he made were while taking long walking down Palo Alto (California, US).

Key point about Jobs:

  • Cold heart
  • Charismatic
  • Visionary
  • Hippy
  • Arrogant
  • Rule breaker
  • Passionate about art
  • Businessman
  • Bastard

 

TOPIC OF THE CONVERSATION

I Influence of Social Network in our society

Is a really debated subject due the high dependance by teenagers and adults to it. Multiple countries face high dependance rates which compromise real social life, breakdown families and solid relationships.

Social Network have being banned from companies due the high dependance and source of distraction. 

The idea of social network is to unify people and connect them even if they are fare away from each other share creativity and interact with friends, but now a days the word social or the concept of being social changed and people don't tend to associate it anymore to a friends/family gathering but to talk to someone on Whatsapp, stay hours on Facebook literally being virtually together or just together but alone. 

 

"Together but alone"

TED Talks with Sherry Turkle - Connected, but alone?

"As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have."

http://www.ted.com/playlists/26/our_digital_lives

“Graphic research about the influence of Social Network in 2013 and 2014

PLACE

JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Is a easy place to meet people and have quick conversation about the most high commented topics.

Andy is going to visit his family in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania after three years living in NY and Steve is going back to California after 2days of meetings.

Andy is asking for a coffee while Steve is already in the bar having his breakfast, croissant and coffee.

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CONVERSATION THROUGH TIME - THE MOVIE

SIGHT AND SOUND

Group  

  • Giovany Lourenco 
  • Sarah Daniel
  • Tom Helm
  • Temenuzhka Harizanova 
  • Maksym Poda

Roles

  • Director - Tom Helm
  • Producer - Sarah Daniel
  • Screenplay - Sarah Daniel & Tom Helm
  • Editor - Giovany Lourenco; Maksym Poda; Tom Helm
  • Illustrator - Temenushka Harizanova; Sarah Daniel 
  • Camera - Maksym Poda & Giovany Lourenco
  • Animators - Maksym Poda; Sarah Daniel; Tom Helm
  • Sound - Giovany Lourenco & Tom Helm

SCRIPT

Imaginary conversation through time between:

  • Tom - Sight and Sound, John Cage & Luis Braille 
  • Giovany - Influence of the social network, Andy Warhol & Steve Jobs
  • Temenuska - Selfies, Lev Manovich & Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Sarah - Frozen, Self & Creature

SELECTED SCRIPT

Cover

Cover

Second Page

Second Page

Third page

Script adapted to the Movie

 
Louis Braille

Louis Braille

Braille Alphabet

Braille Alphabet

Braille applied to maths

Braille applied to maths

Louis Braille

Born on January 4, 1809, Coupvray, France. Louis became blind by accident, when he was 3 years old. Deep in his Dad's harness workshop, Louis tried to be like his Dad, but it went very wrong; he grabbed an awl, a sharp tool for making holes, and the tool slid and hurt his eye. The wound got infected, and the infection spread, and soon, Louis was blind in both eyes. 

1821, a former soldier named Charles Barbier visited the school. Barbier shared his invention called "night writing," a code of 12 raised dots that let soldiers share top-secret information on the battlefield without even having to speak. Unfortunately, the code was too hard for the soldiers.

Braille began to spread worldwide in 1868, when a group of British men, now known as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, took up the cause. 

Now practically every country in the world uses braille. Braille books have double-sided pages, which saves a lot of space. Braille signs help blind people get around in public spaces. And, most important, blind people can communicate independently, without needing print.

Explore the silence

John Cage

John Cage

John Cage

Born on 5th of August California, USA.

By 1939 he had begun to experiment with increasingly unorthodox instruments such as the "prepared piano." He also experimented with tape recorders, record players and radios. His 1943 percussion ensemble concert at the Museum of Modern Art marked the first step in his emergence as a leader of the American musical avant-garde.

Although music was not clearly to be his chosen path, he did say later that he had unfocused desire to create, and his subsequent anti-establishment stance may be seen to have its roots in an incident while he was attending Pomona College. Shocked to find a large number of students in the library reading the same set text, he rebelled and "went into the stacks and read the first book written by an author whose name began with Z. I received the highest grade in the class. That convinced me that the institution was not being run correctly." He dropped out in his second year and sailed to Europe, where he stayed for eighteen months. It was there that he wrote his first pieces of music, but upon hearing them he found he didn't like them, and he left them behind on his return to America. 

He returned to California in 1931, his enthusiasm for America revived, he said, by reading Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. There he took lessons in composition from Richard Buhlig, Henry Cowell, Adolf Weiss, and, famously, Arnold Schoenberg whom he "literally worshipped." Schoenberg told Cage he would tutor him for free on the condition he "devoted his life to music." Cage readily agreed, but stopped lessons after two years when it became clear to him that he had "no feeling for harmony."

In 1948, Cage joined the faculty of the Black Mountain College, where he regularly worked on collaborations with Merce Cunningham. Around this time, Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An anechoic chamber is a room designed in such a way that the walls, ceiling and floor will absorb all sounds made in the room, rather than bouncing them back as echoes. They are also generally soundproofed. Cage entered the chamber expecting to hear silence, but as he wrote later, he "heard two sounds, one high and one low. When I described them to the engineer in charge, he informed me that the high one was my nervous system in operation, the low one my blood in circulation." Whatever the truth of these explanations, Cage had gone to a place where he expected there to be no sound, and yet there was some. "Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music." The realisation as he saw it of the impossibility of silence led to the composition of his most notorious piece, 4′ 33″.

John Cage died in New York City on August 12, 1992.

 

 

Development of a storyboard

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Final Storyboard

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Behind the scenes

Group presentation

Group presentation

Sarah: Maks and Tom

Sarah: Maks and Tom

At the photography studio

At the photography studio

At the photography studio  - Temenuzhka; Maks; Tom

At the photography studio  - Temenuzhka; Maks; Tom

At the photography studio - Tom

At the photography studio - Tom

At the photography studio - Tom and Giovany (Me)

At the photography studio - Tom and Giovany (Me)

 
Group presentation - Sarah and Temenuzhka

Group presentation - Sarah and Temenuzhka

Group meeting 

Group meeting 

At the photography studio preparing the set

At the photography studio preparing the set

At the photography studio - Tom

At the photography studio - Tom

At the photography studio - Temenuzhka and Tom

At the photography studio - Temenuzhka and Tom

 
 

SIGHT AND SOUND - THE MOVIE

Sight and Sound. 

A world without sound or sight how it would be? 

With John Cage interpreted by Giovany Lourenco, voice by Geoffroy Riquett and Louis Braille by Tom Helm, voice by Darkwah Kyei-darkwah, animated and by Sarah Daniel and Temenuzhka Harizanova, on the camera Maksym Poda.

 

References

Andy Warhol

Pop Art

Script

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/write-a-script/
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/be-inspired/

Conversation Theme

  • TED conversation - http://www.ted.com/playlists/26/our_digital_lives
  • Social Network Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mseanDhl3zA
  • http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/mar/08/facebook-us-divorces
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/a-global-social-media-census-2013-10
  • http://wearesocial.net/blog/2014/02/social-digital-mobile-europe-2014/

Second Person - Steve Jobs

  • Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson  - http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_c5BBAAAQBAJ&source=gbs_similarbooks

Louis Braille

  • http://braillebug.afb.org/louis_braille_bio.asp
  • http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/braille/whoislouis.html
  • http://www.rnib.org.uk/braille-and-other-tactile-codes-portal-braille-past-present-and-future/invention-braille

John Cage

  • http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Cage_John.html
  • http://www.biography.com/people/john-cage-40612

Animations

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF2vEuFh4lo&list=PL78603A566EE7086D
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SA_kvN3pVk
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Ue1AXSzyw
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irOecGxh36g&spfreload=10

Storyboard

  • http://graphicdesign.spokanefalls.edu/dZine/projects/exercises/multimedia/files/storyboarding.pdf
  • http://laughingsquid.com/22-rules-of-storytelling-by-a-pixar-storyboard-artist/
  • http://microfilmmaker.com/downloads/How_to_draw_storyboards.pdf
  • http://www.skwigly.co.uk/storyboarding-tutorial-pt-1-the-dos-and-donts/
  • http://files.meetup.com/1639165/free-report-storyboard.pdf
  • http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/storyboarding-your-film.html
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/myplacemyspace/promote-your-day-out/with-film/storyboard-template.shtml
  • http://screencrush.com/movie-storyboards/
  • http://lfs.org.uk/documents/storyboard_1.pdf