The first project of Class 1: Introduction to Design & Animation is a design project that we affectionately call, “Designing for a theme.” The idea is to create a conceptual & visual style based around a broad theme. Students could choose from a list of themes (technology, school, breakfast, etc..) or create their own. The goal of this project is to explore a process driven approach to creating visual imagery, from concept to execution. Below is Wolfram’s project with his process and thoughts.
For the first Mograph Mentor project we had to design 6 frames and a title frame. We had to choose a theme, and make the design and frames fit this theme.
I quickly decided on the theme: Organic Tech. I wanted to make my designs sci fi and in 3D.
This in combination with looking for images on the internet to express what style I was thinking of. The ghost in the shell homage from Ash Thorp was a huge inspiration. I also started looking for visual reference, I liked the idea that the technology could grow like nature. Therefore I started looking at images of dividing cells. I came up with the idea that a nano bot had started dividing.