The more observant amongst you lovely readers may have noticed my brand spanking new colourful logo. I will now be using this cheeky visual shortcut as a way of immediately branding my work.
And now for the hopefully none annoying or cheesy marketing ploy; One thousand pictures is so named from my young love of animation. My fascination of the craftsmanship of juxtaposing pictures has long sparked my desire to make films and produce art that comes to life. I’ve always felt that a 1000 pictures of any nature could be edited together to create an interesting narrative. Like so there is no ideas barred when it comes to my scripts as I tend to write things that challenge the typical conventions of mainstream narratives.
What I hope my logo says about my artistic approach
Hands are pretty individual and personal. I used my own hands in my logo to show how my work is my own creations nobody else’s and like the DNA and creases on my hands it cannot be found elsewhere. Hands that can be used to reach out and to interact and as you can see frame a scene. My hands are not perfectly shaped but they are mine.
The framing gesture is universally recognisable so appealing as a logo. It suggests the competence and ability to outline ideas and think cinematically . I positioned the camera as if it were the audience to give the viewer an up close experience; They are both the scene from behind and an audience member that can empathise in front as my hands frame a multitude of literally fast and free flowing ideas.
The little rectangles inside my hand are figurative of many things. The obvious may be simply clips of films although it may be interpreted that as the shapes hold a scattered motion they become the boundaries of how you or I think. Stretched to the limits of interpretation until an explosion of creativity that per say from a concept becomes a film or perhaps the film I have created itself creates a new way of thinking unto its audience. The rectangle at the bottom falls but it is not constrained by any boundary as it touches the text as if to confirm how a thousand random pictures can still produce a million different ideas.
Purple,green and orange also have many connotations. Being colour-blind they represent something unique to me but on another level especially combined with a bold font they contain a vibrancy I hope my writing reflects . The colours from different places within the colour spectrum reflects the diversity in my ideas and genres.
It made sense to size the picture larger than the text. I wanted a logo that could speak with or without any text so the emphasis on visuals with these proportions was thematic to my writing approach;
Show it don’t say it
I considered the use of photographs from on set flowing from within the inside but I came to the conclusion that it overloaded the logo with unnecessary detail. Who ever looks at the logo can look for themselves and come to their own conclusions as to what various aspects mean. The simplicity of the design is the initial outlook an audience can see but as they look further there is more than meets the eye. The conclusion of my films are far from black and white by outlining the frame with my hands with a simple covert use of colourful squares the creation is in my hands whilst the interpratiaton is ultimately up to the audience.
My main inspiration for the colours and vibrancy was the CBBC logo designed by Lambie-Nairn. It’s playfulness is reflective of a childlike mindset which I wish to embrace. Its 3D typeface reaches out in a similar way that I hope my texts will and so proactively reach out to its young audience in a successful and original way.
Using a quirky screenshots projects I have begun to brand myself online as a mysterious filmmaker as I learn more about who I am and what I want to do.