Professional Unit – ‘The Partizan Project’

June 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm (Influences, Professional Unit)

partizan poster final

This project is perfect for me, as it concentrates on all the areas I’m particularly interested in. As the night is real event, I also gain valuable experience in many areas, such as dealing with clients and costings. The launch night is on 20th June 2009 at the Empire Club in Bournemouth, and hosts a range of music talent from across the UK, from Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Electro and more.

For the work side of things I have set up a separate blog to deal with entire unit, located at

partizan flyer front finalpartizan flyer back final


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Kinetic Type – Other Examples

November 23, 2008 at 7:20 pm (Influences, Motion Graphics, Research)

Here are some other examples of Kinetic Type. They all have their strong points but for me not as much impact as the other examples…

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Kinetic Type – Full Metal Jacket

November 23, 2008 at 7:10 pm (Influences, Motion Graphics, Research)

I really like the speed and layout of the text used on this example. Its clear, crisp and on time, utilising the main aspects of good kinetic typeography. The word flow is extremely accurate and the creater has used the space and movement of his text very well, creating a well balanced final outcome. These properties are important to remember when working on my final piece.

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Kinetic Type – 8 Rules of Fight Club

November 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm (Influences, Motion Graphics, Research)

This one has a much more gritty feel to it, both in background image and fonts used. This is probably related to the dark, underground feel to the speech and the movie itself. This contributes wonderfully to the finishing feel, giving it a really nice, raw texture. It actually looks like it could be written on the walls of the basement the movie is set in. Great use of typography, image structure and movement.

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Kinetic Type – Pulp Fiction

November 23, 2008 at 6:45 pm (Influences, Motion Graphics, Research)

I find this to be an particularly good example of Kinetic Type, its fast, interesting and well timed, whilst the feel and typography used fits the speech well. The speed and timing of the words is especially important, as kinetic type looks awful when out of sync. The designer has changed the mood particularly well when the second man gets shot by changing the colour scheme and font. The only thing I don’t like about it are the brief parts of the speech you cant see because the words move too quickly across the screen.

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Movie Title Sequences – Motion Graphics

November 23, 2008 at 5:11 pm (Influences, Interesting, Motion Graphics, Research)

Here are some examples of Movie Title sequences. Even though they are not strictly Kinetic Type, which our final projects will be, the use of typeography and motion is useful to look at. The sequence for Fight Club is a lot faster and video orientated, utilising a moving background with overlaying text, where as Sin City’s sequence is all done digitally with a comic book feel to relate it back to its origins as a graphic novel. Both sequences contrast massively in look and style, yet both work extremely well for their intended impact.

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November 4, 2008 at 3:35 pm (Advanced Web Design, Influences, Interesting, Research)

This site has got some pretty cool bits nd bobs to play around with, most notably the Spyrographer. All these use code to generate the graphics and are good examples for the advanced web desin unit.

This link will take you to the fun and games page –

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Bestival 2008

November 4, 2008 at 2:30 pm (Influences, Mixes, Raves)


Bestival…the best festival of the year for its size, if not overall, has once again landed on the shores of the Isle of Wight. And this year to make things even more interesting Mitsubishop and Duvstar will be throwing down a two hour back to back drum nd bass special to kick it all off! How sweet is that?!

Anyways, before I get too big-headed I’ll return to earth and give you the lowdown. We’ve entered the Island based DJ competition for a few years but never had much luck, this year was no different with a host of talent up against us. The rules were 15 mins, no more no less, to show the crowd and a panel of judges what you can do with some turntables. Our set was sick…and the judges agreed.

We were scheduled to open up the Red Bull 54 Speakeasy tent on the friday from 1 30 till 3 30. Originally we thought this would be too early for drum nd bass, but after 15 mins the tent was packed and the crowd was jumping…this had success written all over it. And thats exactly what happened, if anything 2 hours was not enough! Bring on next year…


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Not So Silent DJ Comp

May 12, 2008 at 10:17 pm (Influences, Mixes, Raves)

The Not So SIlent DJ Comp…So You Think You Can DJ? Saw this and thought ‘why not?’.  Turned out to be quite a good thought as I ended up winning so yep…bring on more thoughts like that! After a good first round I almost buggered it in the second, although to be fair the DJ on before me could have switched the fader over to turntables. Mixing on a mixer you’ve never used before isn’t easy at the best of times. Somehow I made it to the final and after a long wait with severe disruptions to the schedule I played my set…and won. Not much mind you, and unfortunately no regular sets anywhere, but hell…its experience aint it? And fun, when it goes to plan anyways…

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Coldcut – True School

May 12, 2008 at 4:05 pm (Influences, Research)

A small example of some of the work Coldcut produce. You can clearly see the use of VJ techniques and ideology behind the video. I love the use of mixed media, so versatile and ever interesting, its use keeps the viewer watching and interested in every element of whats happening. Great video, well produced. Big fan of the Coldcut collective…

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