Thursday, March 31, 2011

Take 7:

I am in a better place now.
I have some killer thumbnails and I'm excited.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Legend of the Magical Bitching River

So I've worked on it for another 3 hours and still nothing.
So I've decided to tell everyone what it is I am doing..... because that is what this is for I guess.

I don't really know.
Apparently mine and Alan's talk yesterday was like an Obama campaign speech: full of promise and pretty words but now that its time to work I got nothing.

I got the vibe on crystal castles that he was being nice but really, maybe its a good direction but its eh.
Then he say my pathetic attempt at fungi girls and he told me to go that is what I have been doing.
I spent half the day yesterday exploring and most of the day today looking through fungi books and working some stuff out in the direction of a collage but it all sucks. This is a completely objective statement. It's true too.

So I hate it. Where do I go from here?

Well I have been thinking of this story I heard once, maybe it was told in class? Anyway I am 99% sure its true...
There was this person (someone I somehow am socially related to I don't know how, maybe my cousin's friend?) who was on a road trip in CO (or was it NM?) and their bud made them drive waaaay out of the way to visit this river the locals call the bitching river.
This guy had always been super depressed/negative/darkly sarcastic and while that seemed to be working for him, he really wanted to go to this river.
He had read that you go to this river and just bitch, really really bitch and let it all out.... I don't think the article stated a specific purpose just a general soul-vent.
So they two guys drove all the way out to the middle of nowhere to this bitching river.
The person I somehow know waited in the car while the other guy went out on a rock in the river where he sat and screamed and screamed and screamed. He let out everything that he had been holding onto for obviously quite along time...
He basically bitched the entire day while the other guy waited in the car. The other guy said it was getting pretty freaky like he thought the guy had had a mental break but after dark the guy got back in the car.

What I love about this story is what I remember most, what I know for sure, when asked what the guy was like afterward, did he go back to being all dark and negative? The guy said no, not at all, that ever since then he has been "super chill and mellow, like he said what he needed to and now he's all good."

Like I said I don't know where I heard this, I am quite sure it is my cousin's bud.

But the point is this:

There is a magical bitching river somewhere in the southwestern united states and I may be fucked on this project and have turned all dark and twisty inside the moment I chose this godforsaken career because once, along time ago I was a unusually happy, fun-loving, entertaining, relatively low-key kind of a person and if I can find this magical bitching river perhaps i can return to that.

No one ever called me optimistic

I need to vent a bit, forgive me.:

This is the most frustrating project I have had in a very long time.
I have been killing myself on it and have nothing.
That is at least 6 hours I could have spent working on any number of other equally or arguable more pressing projects. I do not know if I need to cry or stab my monitor but either way it has hit that point where even if by some miracle I make something attractive, I'll only see the nasty frustration put into and never want to look at it again.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take 2- Fungi Girls

I am now doing pretty much the same thing as before... just with fungi girls
Below are links to their songs..... they seem to be surprisingly punk surfer rock...

90's Punk Angsty?

Surfer Rock??

I like them.

So fewer colors and dynamic imagery???????


These are my selected color palettes...
From here I am just going to mix and match to create a nice range of vibrancy and contrast

...any particular favorites you feel especially fit crystal castles?


I'm starting to look at color schemes and I figure the best way (obviously) to find the right color vibe is to match the band is to match it to the vibe of the music..... Here are some examples:

Crystal Castles' sound is largely computer generated based.
It varies from really chill to really hectic..... my thoughts are linked to the videos....


This Is My Favorite

The More I Listen The Happier It Gets

I Recognize This One...  Does this one count as singing????

Pretty Sure This Is The Best Known

I am taking away from this that I need ALOT of colors... reflects the hectic overlaying of sounds.. there is just so much going on you know?  (Posters with few colors seem more appropriate for super low key indie bands like marching band or mates of state etc.... this is really active so I want it to be visual active as well)

Also I feel like super bright colors contrasted against dark colors is very electronic.. but I want to expand beyond just that to make it a little more interesting, like throwing some neutrals in there or something...

Anyway I am off to go searching

Saturday, March 26, 2011

This Town Needs Guns

For This Town Needs Guns I have been heading a direction more copy based, like "All the better to eat you with - this town needs guns"

For some reason I have a strong little red riding hood association going on with this name.

I can't remember who of y'all told me this but it was said that they do stuff with chinchillas?  
 had no idea what they were so....  


Anyway, I feel like I have a stronger more accurate direction with crystal castles or fungi girls....