PSYCHO-PASS

Words cannot describe how excited I am to start Psycho-pass, it’s next on my list and will most definitely require a full day of duvet and tea so I can marathon it out. From what I’ve read online it’ll be something like a combo of Dredd’s weaponry / themes of future oppression and surveillance meets Minority Report’s ideas of violence and punishment for future crimes that are yet to happen. Let’s hope my impression is right!

This post is just a quick collection of Psych-pass content before I begin and to give you fans some great imagery and videos.

The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world. In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person’s emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.” myanimelist.net

Digital Play: YouTube Gameplay

SO my next development idea was to photograph online gameplay from youtube, hundreds of people film themselves playing games in screen and upload it. I started with Halo because i knew it would produce nice shots form my last shoot.

Halo Reach Gameplay

I Used this video for these images…

These images were taken on full brightness. average about 2.5 of a second

I then realised I control the brightness of my laptop, so i put the brightness right down, and changed the shutter speed to around 10 seconds. The Images came out totally different, the colours aren’t as bright and the action isn’t strong but they make beautiful compositions.

I then started to think about other games with great graphics, Batman spray to mind, I carried on with the low brightness 10 second shutter speed technique.

Batman Arkham City gameplay

I used this video for these photos…

Low brightness, long shutter speed.

I was really happy with these images but I anted to try some shorter shutter speeds and higher brightness on my laptop images, I only really got 1 good image from doing this.

I think this new technique works better in darker games like Batman, but games like Halo that use colour and light the shorter shutter speed is definitely more complimentary. I’m starting to think i’m ready to take my finals, and capturing gameplay from youtube is definitely the way forward.

Digital Play: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Halo was a great source of colour and shape for this Digital Play series, but I wanted to explore more games, so I went for the complete opposite in terms of colours and visuals. Call of Duty is one of the biggest selling shoot em up games, so it’s perfect for this project. To be honest I didn’t expect good things, because visually i knew Halo would be more interesting.

There is no real appeal for me in these images, maybe thats because my love of colour, and also my relationship with the game, these are all personal feelings however, i have to remember that million of people play this, so it gives me a bigger target audience.

Digital Play: Halo

After my attempt at making images of resident evil on my nintendo 3ds, I realised that it is hard to keep the console still because the controls are on the console. So i moved on to the x box for this series of images. I knew instantly which game I wanted to shoot, halo. The colours and shape in halo reflect the futurism ideologies of technology and advanced life, the tron-like neon lights everywhere look beautiful on the screen and i had a feeling them would look just as good on the camera. Here are some of the best shots from the series.

Some of these pictures are great, although i’m still not 100% with them, I keep on comparing them to my anime photos, which i will always hold in a higher regard because i am obsessed with anime. But these images are colourful and very futurism styled.

Futurism Search

One of the first place i call at for research… Youtube. I know I want to use futurism as my influence, exploring the movement and discovering more about it. Whilst on my inspiration hunt I found this great video, ‘F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto’ is a video interpretation of Marinetti’s Futurists Manifesto, it’s much better then just reading it, so listen carefully.

you can also read the manifesto here.

These are the 11 points of the Futurism Manifesto

  • We intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness.
  • Courage, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements of our poetry.
  • Up to now literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to exalt aggresive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer’s stride, the mortal leap, the punch and the slap.
  • We affirm that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath—a roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.
  • We want to hymn the man at the wheel, who hurls the lance of his spirit across the Earth, along the circle of its orbit.
  • The poet must spend himself with ardor, splendor, and generosity, to swell the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.
  • Except in struggle, there is no more beauty. No work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece. Poetry must be conceived as a violent attack on unknown forces, to reduce and prostrate them before man.
  • We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!… Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.
  • We will glorify war—the world’s only hygiene—militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.
  • We will destroy the museums, libraries, academies of every kind, will fight moralism, feminism, every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice.
  • We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; we will sing of the multicolored, polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capitals; we will sing of the vibrant nightly fervor of arsenals and shipyards blazing with violent electric moons; greedy railway stations that devour smoke-plumed serpents; factories hung on clouds by the crooked lines of their smoke; bridges that stride the rivers like giant gymnasts, flashing in the sun with a glitter of knives; adventurous steamers that sniff the horizon; deep-chested locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses bridled by tubing; and the sleek flight of planes whose propellers chatter in the wind like banners and seem to cheer like an enthusiastic crowd.

So Thats futurism as it started, i don’t want to dwell on it too much yet, I should probably research some other experimental videos, even if they have nothing to do with futurism.

Digital Play: Resident Evil on Nintendo 3DS

Rather then keep talking about how I am going to continue my Futurism series with this project, I thought I would just get stuck in. These are some shots i took whilst playing resident evil: mercenaries on my 3DS, as i presumed It was hard to keep the console static, if i were to use an xbox this problem would be solved because the buttons are separate from the console itself.

These images are a good starting point, as much as i love the 2 screen shots because it gives a sense on the device, the one framed crops are compositionally better. If I had my remote for my camera the images would have been a lot less shaky, in the future I need to make sure I use this.

Adam Kang: response to futurism

I came across this work which is similar to the stuff I have been doing and want to continue, it’s always good to look at other people who work in the same field as you.

These images are from Adam Kang’s Flickr set ‘Futurism’

This work is beautiful, especially the top piece, i’m gathering from the shapes and intensity of colours that these images are produced using a street light rather then TV light, but they are still beautiful.

Digital Play

I wanted to put the series of images that I have already made that are influencing this part of the project.

These are just a few from the futurism series which you can see more of here.

I achieved these results by taking long exposures of the screen, this will be quite hard with my nintendo 3DS because i will have to move the character myself which may in turn move the console. All I can do is try though. Thats why it’s Digital Play, and that’s why I love this project, It’s fun.

FINAL PIECE

So there has been 1 reocurring image people have been telling me they think is the best visually. This is my final piece:

Project Title: Silk Fibres
Date Made: November 2011
Image Title: Futurism

‘Futurism’ ©Daisy Ware-Jarrett

 This image would be printed across a whole wall in a gallery space, so people become immersed in the detail of the fibres and the colours surrounding them.

Editing down is HARD!!!

I’m having the usual problem photographers have, you see your images so many times the original impact and individual image gives you has disappeared.

I am trying to choose a final from these images here

I’ve been asking people their opinions to see if one reoccurring image comes up as the best. If not I will just have to choose.

Genea Bailey (Photographer) like this Futurism (the brighter one)

I asked all the photography students at Coventry University, This is what some of them said.

Craigs choice:

or

Helens Choice:

So Far the only reoccurring one is the Futurism one, that Helen and Genea chose.

Tokyo Mew Mew

These need to be seriously edited down, from this series, Naruto series and kore wa zombie desu ka series i need to choose 10 images that will be my finals. This is going to be hard.

I took so many for Tokyo Mew Mew because the colours are so vibrant and exciting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

help would be appreciated, any opinions on which ones work and which don’t.

Futurism…

The basic fundamentals of Futurism are to embrace new technologies, movement, speed an violence. It is considered a spin-off from Cubism, using similar techniques but different ideologies. It was founded in 1909 and only lasted 7 years, but that was long enough to create new ways of thinking and painting. The main founders were…

Umberto Boccioni

Carlo Carra

Gino Severini

Luigi Russolo

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Development of Peter Lippmann

My Lippman project has come to a sudden holt over the last week or so, i attempted the vinyl series but i got so captivated by the lighting and texture i completely went off topic. But today as i began packing for uni i came across all my old art books, as i looked through them i found a project i completely forgot about that fits hand in hand with the idea of photographing with a strong influence of art. My A-level art project was based on futurism, i forced myself into doing it because all my paintings were realistic so i wanted to learn more techniques. I loved studying the meaning f the movement and i loved even more that the creation photography and new technologies were the influences.

This is an essay i wrote on Futurism…

‘Futurism’ by Daisy Ware-Jarrett

And these are some of the pieces i created, a mixture of photographs and paintings…

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I can definitely mov this project on, incorporating all the information i’ve found and painting techniques to create Photographs influenced by Futurism.