Thursday, 5 February 2009
So here are a few shots form the photo shoot, setting up & also some editing of the photographs in photoshop. Most of our group have copies of jpegs from the shoot, and it would be interesting to see their own authored / manipulated images for the final piece.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
This is the tomorrow with white paper behind it, the text comes out clearer but this is at a close distance.
Here's a rough image of the final thing (without any backing on the text) in my homemade studio
White-collar jobs go as TfL axes up to 2,000
Dick Murray, Transport Editor
UP to 2,000 jobs are to be axed at Transport for London because of the credit crunch.
The transport body's 27,000 staff have been warned of a "significant reduction in jobs" over the next 18 months in an attempt to save £2.4billion and to make TfL a "leaner, fitter and more focused organisation".
The first job losses will be announced in January and most will be white-collar workers. Cut-backs are expected first in the marketing and communications, finance, business support and legal departments.
Union leaders today sought urgent talks with management and demanded to know exactly how many jobs would go. Gerry Doherty, general secretary of the TSSA transport union, which has many white-collar and managerial members, said: "This is going to be a very worrying Christmas for a great many people who won't know if they have a job next year."
He said the losses were "very bad news for Londoners who have already lost thousands of jobs in the current recession".
Although TfL stressed that "much of the job losses would come through not filling vacancies" any hint of compulsory redundancies will be met with fierce opposition from the unions.
The move follows Mayor Boris Johnson's pledge for a more cost-effective organisation after he discovered that there were more than 100 people in the press and communications section. An internal bulletin from Peter Hendy, TfL commissioner, to all staff, seen by the Evening Standard, states: "I will, with the chief officers, be making a number of changes to TfL's structure.
"While the proposed changes will result in a significant reduction in jobs within TfL these will be managed as much as possible through removal of vacant roles and transfer of existing employees into roles currently filled by non-permanent labour."
Mr Hendy said the "first stage" of the changes would begin next month and be completed by April. "It will be followed by a series of wider changes, the majority of which will take place over the next 12-18 months," adding: "This is the start of a long journey"
A senior TfL source told the Standard; "We are talking about a lot of jobs, with a figure of 2,000 being mentioned."
Was just thinking about the back ground and if we should use any thing to back drop some stuff in like hills or trees or buildings etc? Just wanting your thoughts on the idea, I might print some buildings off and buy some green card for hills, maybe.
Here is a rough sketch...
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Me and Dalaila met today and set up our makes for our narrative. We took some photos to show you what the set up is like so when we do the shoot, we'll hit the ground running. (hopefully)
Monday, 2 February 2009
For the final piece i am tasked with creating a 3dimensional visual representation of the sale/ticket to another dimension portion of the story.
Today is the day are group is to meet, or not to meet as the snow dictates. This will be a test on virtual conferencing and adapting to impersonal internet talking! so hopefully this blog will come in handy for showing sharing and feedback on how this photo shoot will work tomorrow! I'm expecting input from everyone, no exceptions!
Sunday, 1 February 2009
So this is the first trial I did with the clay, it didn't work very well because the clay was too heavy to hold up.
So i tried doing half a mouth and placed the platform in between the gap. I made the platform shaped so it has some kind of perspective to exagerate the length.
This is mouth is similar to what i did in the first workshop. This one holds up better, and theres more illusion of depth in the mouth. I might work on this one more
This is something i tried with leftover clay. It would be hard to bring in though. I'm more keen on adding text on the platform though.