Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Project - Lake Contemporary

Outline Of The Project

For my project I have decided to write a short novel (novella) about a family who enter a large populated city and decide to visit a lake, the lake is named "The Lake Contemporary. I would consider it as a horror, but it is really a thriller. Writing it is a long process and there have been many updates. The novella itself is pretty long. I am hoping to also design a front cover and logo (This will hopefully be finished by the end of March 2012) I started this project in January 2011.

My inspiration for this novella was collaborated when listening to slow songs involving dark gothic piano, Bands like "Evanescence" where specifically inspirational. After reading several Stephen King stories I knew what good character names where and what settings really enthused the horror experience. The novel "Pet Semetery" was really inspirational when trying to come up with new ideas.

Evanescence - Fallen (Their Debut Album)
Stephen King - Pet Semetery (1983 Horror Novel) 


(Evanescences debut album was inspiring as it contained dark gothic sounds and piano, this was the theme of my story, I had read a lot of horror and had enjoyed horror movies and so this music joined well with the horror theme and I started to write my novel).

When in the process of my story there where many obstacles such as; loosing work, Having brain blocks and being busy with other work and not remembering what I would have liked to have added. But all in all the story is going pretty well and there are very few chapters left.

The Chapters so far:

The Normans Arrival
The Lake Contemporary 
The Vivid Nightmare 
The Escape 
The Tale 
The Vivid Nightmare II
The Grand Tour 

The Chapters I will add:

The Cobra 
The Vivid Nightmare III
The Plunge 

These chapters will take a long time to add but once they are added the novella should be finished. After handing this in for the project I will begin to create a full length version. I believe that "The Lake Contemporary" could be much longer than it currently is. 

I would also like to create a front cover and art for the novella, Here is the cover art and logo so far: 


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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hayao Miyazaki

List of movies produced by Miyazaki in "Studio Ghibli" :

  • Nausicaa of the valley of the wind 
  • Castle in the sky 
  • My Neigbour Totoro 
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Porco Rosso 
  • Princess Mononoke 
  • Spirited Away 
  • Howls Moving Castle 
  • Ponyo 

Nausicaa :

The art of this movie poster has a sense of simplicity contrasted 
with the complexity of the background, this is a very common 
style in Miyazaki's work

Castle in the sky: 

Miyazaki has some really detailed backgrounds, these backgrounds
consist of usually a lot of different colours of the same shade.

My neighbour Totoro:

Totoro, again there are simple charactor designs
and the backgrounds are very detailed this is Miyazakis

Kiki's Delivery Service: 

Kiki's Delivery Service - film reviews

The anime's are usually set in an a Georgian/Victorian times,
 this is mainly shown in Kiki's delivery service.

Porco Rosso:

Monday, 28 March 2011

Revolutions (Artists)

                                            Walt Disney 




Born on the 5th December 1905 in Chicago, Illinois, US American and motion picture and television producer and showman, "Walt Disney". He was as famous as a pioneer of animated cartoon films and as a creator of such cartoon characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. He is also planned and built Disneyland, a huge amusement park that opened near Los Angeles in 1955, and before his death he had begun building a second such park, Walt Disney world, near Orlando, Florida. The Disney company he founded has become one of the world's largest entertainment conglomerates. 

Here are some of walt Disney's creations: 


               Mickey Mouse 

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Thankful By Charlie Stow

A young man walks down an dilapidated street. The extreme pain he had just faced in the previous hour is beyond anyone's belief. The bleak depressing thoughts in his mind recurred over and over. His life had only just changed in the past few minutes. He had only just started his new life and with no possessions, the road ahead was long.

________had just one of the worst incidents of his l

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A) Convention, a convention of any media text, A rule.

1) Cinematography
2) Color
3) Imagery
4) Lighting
5) Slogan
6) Logo
7) Font
8) Framing
9) Layout

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Arts Award [Bronze]....

Part A - What is the art form you are undertaking, get better at this....

Due in: Wednesday 2nd March

Inspiration !!

Today we have researched into a few artists and how they gained there artistic inspiration.