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October 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Heard Adele’s new song and was blown away. So happy to hear a new  song that focuses on lyrics and instrumental high lights,. I looked up the music video and loved the black and white. It was simple but the imagery was so meaningful. The black and white helps the viewer to focus on the video. It really gets one to think about the relationships in life.

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A partial blank canvas

May 26, 2013 Leave a comment

I has seen this music video ”  Love Somebody” by Maroon 5 and really like the over all concept.  I know some music videos really play up the storyline of the video and need visuals to help with the understanding of the lyrics but this so simple. Playing with the concept of finding that someone to love and feeling complete and that special someone helping you feel complete. Relationships are a challenge to maintain but knowing yourself and taking the time to understand the other person, even if they don’t know themselves completely or vice versa is what loves is taking the time and making the time….. But any ways. This music video  is so simple and allows the viewer to imagine that person, since we do not see the complete image of the man and woman there are no ideal images pushed forward, there is enough present for the imagination to take care of the rest.

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Black helps emphasize White and Red

January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Heard this song on the radio ( Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”) and was impressed with it. It is a nice love song with great instrumental highlights – so I decided to look up the music video. I like the focus of the guys experience with love perspective. The black and white old time movie feel really keeps it simple but the there is focus on the words, not just as he is singing but the set is designed with it. The white lettering on the glass panels and on the piano show how one can be consumed but the desire of loving someone and being loved. It really gives it a personal touch instead of having words appear through out the music video. Also the use of the red is very little, but effective for the emphasis and enhancement of the item of the color application: the lettering, roses and roadway markings…  The use of the red can refer to love, the heart, fire of love and so on and so on…  but is used enhance the desire to make some one feel wanted: flowers and kisses.

 

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Strong Concept is a PLUS

March 14, 2012 Leave a comment

On the second season on Face off – Rayce Bird won!! It was as close one since the top three contests were amazing and so different – I wasn;t sure what each one would bring to the table. For the final challenge the contestants had to create  three looks, in 4 days and the models would be performing in the costumes for the final act. Rayce had chosen the theme of Sci – Fr and is concept played off dualities – light and dark. His execution was amazing. Each character stood out as an individual but place together it brought his vision and idea to a full completion. The middle character is my favorite. Thye model has two faces and the idea of being a split mind-set or divided into two was amazing.

Here is the final dance scene for Season 2 of Face Off:

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Consistency is important.

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

I heard Katy Perry’s New song ”  Part of Me” and I really like it and I came across this youtube. I really like the Type Design for this and the consistent treatment for the letters do present an urban grunge feel. I really like the hard use of edges, I guess the jagged edges on the vertical lines on the letter forms really incorporate the song title and the lyrics. It is so simple and straight forward but the change in color and use of effects to literally convey the iconic version  of the lyrical sense. (Hope that makes sense.) Examples would be the glowing, the fading and drain and so on and so on…..This really keeps your eyes moving and it is not overly done to the sense where you have to struggle to read the lyrics.

For the type treament it seems theres was a play on addition and subration to the anatomy of the letters. The counters of the letters were remove and jagged line to the main vertical line of the letters were added. I thin when designing type faces the over all apperance of the letters seperate and together are some of the main challenges for type design. In this case you have to remove one thing to add another.

Katy Perry - A part of me (from http://www.katyperry.com/)

Katy Perry - A part of me (from http://www.katyperry.com/)

The World has lost another Great Star.. but Heaven has gained Another Angel.

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Whitney you will always be remembered for your achievements and the impact you had on music. You are and will always be a legand.

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Black and White as a Neutral ?

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Madonna was the performer for the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show (Sorry Patriots, LOL) , it was a great surprise to see how well she pulled it off! She had a great opening and bringing in Cee-Lo Green, Sky Blu, Red Foo, MIA and Nicki Minaj was the surprise for me. Yes I know there is controversy based on what MIA did but things happen.

Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

I really like how the black, white and color were used for this performance. It was themed for each section and song. It was Egyptian/ Greco-Roman, Futuristic, Modern, Preppy/Sporty, and all around FUN! The unifying colors for the show  were black, white, red and a metallic. I was so simple but made a great impact and beside the great costumes the stage was amazing – I was really impressed with her first song “Vogue” and magazine covers faded in and out. So simple but nicely done, and it brought a vintage feel. This performance really kept me looking for more and it was one surprise after another. Black and white did make a statement but the colors and the different uses helped make the performance pop. When each artist came in for their segment we would notice the difference with the artist, song and change of costume. I think with the black and white being base we noticed the difference styling for each mini performace. It was not to blad and one tone. And I think this was also a great way to transition to her new single and promote it,Give Me All Your Luvin’ (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj)  . Not too straight forward with it being the fist song of the night.

Also congratulations to Rami (From Project Runway and Project runway AllStars)- for his deigns that were feature in the Superbowl Half time Show!!! He had designed the goddess outfits – they are in the front line up all in white.

Using Gray to Help Soften White and Black

January 17, 2012 Leave a comment

 

I was looking for music on-line for possible showcase material to use at a dance competition and I cam across Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment. I really like this song – the phrasing of the music demonstrates the great pitch and range of the song and instrumentals. I would use this and  would have fun playing on the words and dance steps to showcase a couple’s feelings and relationship. But in terms of black and white – I really like how the set is all white and the band members are  in black suits. But what really helps this music video be successful is the use of gray. The use of gray was displayed with the use of the stark white set, the black suite sand the use of lighting. The lights placed under the stage and over head helps with reflecting the white off the white and then intensifying the shadows where the light doesn’t hit.  But the use of the black and white wedding photos in the background help sets and keep the tone – it works with the over all look of the video.

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Reason for Color?

January 7, 2012 Leave a comment

I have heard the song  “Domino” by Jessie J and find it catchy. It’s fun and seems to have attitude. But I saw the music video while watching MTV AM and really like the black and white clips, but I noticed the color purple. Im not sure why some things are in purple; her lipstick, the radio, the jacket and so on….. It really catches your and keeps me looking for the next thing that will be in purple. It  makes me wonder why those items and only the items she is wearing or holding?? I might be over thinking it but I figure there must be a reason….

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It’s Love at the End of the day

December 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Saw  this movie on tv  and there is so much to take in, but this sence is really powerful. (I had seen it before but this time it made me think a little more) I guess realizing what have in life and there’s nothing wrong with wanting a little more. Sometimes it takes doing something out of your comfort zone to realize things about your life and helps you see the greatness you already have.

This scene of the couple in black and the red rose – it seems so classic and there is a clear focus on them. No one else in the scene is in all black. Along with the song (Book of Love – Peter Gabriel) is so touching and does tie the story of Richard gear’s character developement all together.

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