Production Company Logo Development

So today not only did research Title Sequences but I also started my production company logo concepts.

I wanted to start with pictorial logos because they are the strongest visual I think of when I think of Kath & Kim.

I stared on and pulled various screen shots into a file, printing them out and marking the ones I liked in my Process Book.

I then made vectors of Kath & Kim in both cartoon style and hand drawn style, once again printing them out and putting the ones I liked in my book.

I came up with the following combinations.













I am leaning more towards the cartoon style picture and a sans serif font. But I’m sure Hannah will say ‘push it futher and don’tbe lazy’ so I guess I still have more work to do!

Next I started on some Workmark logos.

↓ My favourite!






Once again I know I will be told to keep going, keep pushing… onward ho!




Title Sequence & Production Company Research

Now then fun begins….

Believe it or not I actually enjoy research, that a good thing considering the Degree I am doing is FULL of research! So I started doing recon on existing title sequences to see where they started compared to where they are now.

“Fahrenheit 451″ (1966)

This title has no text and is completely spoken, very fitting for a movie in which all books are banned.

This just reiterates to me the importance of making sure the title sequence is in line with the theme of the movie!

“Watchmen” (2009)

The title sequence is very long but it has to be to fit the condensed alternate history of the world. It uses snippets of the past and an emotional soundtrack (Time’s they are a changing) to set the scene for the tone of the movie. It also uses 3D credits within the snippets themselves.

Damn video won’t embed! So link is here

“The Kingdom” (2007)

Once again the sequence is a condensed history (a prequel if you will) but this time they not only set the scene for the movie but also inform the audience of the backstory. The sequence contains strong visual info graphics…my favourite a bar graph showing the US being the biggest consumer of oil in the world, morphing into the twin towers just before they get struck by the hijacked plane. A very strong visual and really sets the scene.

The titles themselves are not the main focus and do not distract form the purpose of the introduction of the history leading up to the beginning of the movie.


So now to production company logo animations…

Found a great video with a selection of different production companies..its got me thinking what I should do.

Sea Organ at Zadar

So I stumbled across this amazing musical instrument in Croatia, it blew my mind so I though I would share it with you.

The Sea Organ is located on the shores of Zadar and is the world’s first musical pipe organ played by the sea. It is made of 35 organ pipes locate under the white marble steps. The organ uses air created by the movement of the waves and tides to create musical chords. The velocity and size of the wave creates different harmonies.

The Sea Organ was created by architect Nikola Basic in 2005 in an attempt to redevelop the coast line that was devastated by the second world war. The organ now draws tourists from all over the world who come to listen to the unique sounds and to enjoy the wonderful sunsets with a view of the nearby islands. In 2006 the organ was awarded with the prize ex-aequo of the fourth edition of the European Prize for Urban Spaces.

The Sea Organ has recently be joined by another Nikola Basic creation, Greeting To The Sun. The installation is made up of solar powered light panels built into the pavement in a circular shape. These panels are activated at sunset and react to the music created by the Sea Organ.

So what do you think?

I love it! I close my eyes and can just imagine being there, listening to the Sea Organ, watching the Greeting To The Sun and smelling the ocean. God I wish I was there now!

On another note my weekends plans consist of a BBQ tomorrow under the Story Bridge with some friends and then Sunday I will be volunteering at the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run. If your not doing anything Sunday you could always enter, they are taking entries all the way up to 3.30pm tomorrow.

Lauren Lucille

Lauren and I have been friends since high school and it makes me so proud to bring to you her amazing talent in singing and songwriting.

The following song Words Fly Out The Window is from her upcoming debut album and it is unreal. Now I’m not much of a Jazz fan but Lauren smooth voice and cool music makes it inviting. I could be a tad biased though! So check it out and if you like it feel free to donate to her project through her page, or give her some love here.

First day back at uni

Well after 139 days it was finally here……..the start of fourth semester! We started at 1.30pm, the whole gang was there, the usual people were on time and the usual people were late.

The class is Advanced Media Integration and the lecturer Hannah Cutts from Cutts Creative, we have had her previously for other subjects we all think she is AWESOME. She will tell you exactly how it is, if its crap she will tell you and if your being lazy she will push you to do better.

So the first class consisted of catching up with everyone and then diving straight into assessments. This time we have three assessments and the best part…. they are all individual! I love my classmates but group assessments SUCK!

So Assessment One in summary is……

Design & produce a 20 second title sequence for our Advanced Design Research film we will create, a production company logo, a DVD label, a promotional package and poster.

Whoa thats a lot of stuff! Well the logo, DVD, promo packaging and poster – not so bad, but the 20 sec title sequence OMG I’m going to have to learn to use After Effects again. This is kinda exciting but scary at the same time.

Assessment Two in summary is…….

You are required to participate in group discussions throughout the semester.

Ummmmm done and done. HD already!

Assessment Three in summary is……

To set up and maintain a blog as a way of recording your reflective process throughout the semester.

Well thats easy…you are reading that one already. So keep checking back for regular updates, inspiration and self reflections.

It was pretty intimidating look at previous students examples, some of them were pretty good……but some were pretty bad. I suppose with a 14 weeks to produce the final product what we hand in should be pretty great. Looks like I will be spending a lot of time finding tutorials on After Effects. On the other hand I could always ask Liam for help……ha thats laughable! Good thing I have unlimited internet because over the next 14 weeks I can see it getting a thrashing!

Step one of Assessment One…..come up with a name for my production company.

  • The Cats Meow   
  • Gantry      
  • White Noise       
  • Static       
  • Kath & Kim       
  • Noir       
  • Anticlockwise       
  • Bloom       
  • Mondo                    

 I crossed out the names that are already production companies and I’m left with Anticlockwise and Kath & Kim. Both give great visuals (for those that don’t know Kath & Kim are my pet chickens!) and both are not existing companies. I am leaning more towards Kath & Kim as I can play on the whole chicken/egg theme.

So it’s decided Kath & Kim Productions! The girls will be happy they are staring in their first assessment. Helen has already stared in a video made for a previous assessment!

Onwards I go sketching different ideas for my logo which I will post here when they are done. Keep coming back as I’m sure you will find this journey pretty interesting….well at least come back in June to see the final outcome.

The most amazing guitar player ever!!!!!

I was just sitting on the lounge thinking about what I could blog about today….then it dawned on me I want more people to see the amazing talent of Jon Gomm.

John is an English singer-songwriter and using only one guitar produces melodies, bass lines and drum beats. He started playing when he was only two!

The following video is ‘Passionflower’.

“This song is about I plant a grew in my 10 foot square backyard in the Leeds inner city. I put the seeds in a tiny tub, but it grew like a Roald Dahl story until it took over the whole yard, then one day the sun shone extra hard and 100 flowers all went “Pop!”. It was amazing, so I wrote a song for it.” Jon Gomm

Once I read the inspiration behind the song I could see it in the music.

Isn’t it AMAZING!!! And the best thing you can download it (and all his other music) for free off his website.

If you like it you should join me 24th April @ The Old Museum.

See you there!!!!


Cake Pops

mmmmm...cake pops

I have always wanted to make cake pops and found this recipe for them on the awesome blog A Beautiful Mess

This blog is all about everything handmade and has some great ideas for some DIY artwork and home decor. Officially my NEW favourite site.

Cake pops just seem the best of both worlds…..cake made easy to eat on a stick! I hate getting icing all over my nose/chin!

How often do you feel like cake but don’t want to eat a whole one (or waste it but leaving it so long that it goes stale?) Apparently these can be frozen. Yay! Just pull one out in the morning and by lunch it should be defrosted and ready to eat!

Anyway check out the link for the recipe and I will keep you posted on how my effort goes!

How To Make Cake Pops – A Beautiful Mess.

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