Ode to Jazz

Visual Homage

I designed, storyboarded, and animated this visual homage to 1920s jazz.

Audio: "Sing Swing Bada Bing" by Doug Maxwell via YouTube Audio Library

Concept

 

I want to create a visual ode to 1920s jazz and culture.  My goal is to capture the excitement of the music and time period through motion, dynamic transitions, and visual style.

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Art Deco, Encyclopaedia Britannica:
    

     “Art Deco is a popular design style of the 1920s and

     ’30s characterized especially by sleek geometric or

     stylized forms and by the use of man-made materials.
 

     ...Art Deco objects often showcase simple, clean

     shapes, usually with a “streamlined” look; ornament

     that is geometric or stylized from representational  

     forms such as florals, animals, and sunrays.”

 

Visual Inspiration: Art Deco Posters
- Clean lines
- Color Gradients
- Vector images with noise/vintage look
- Repetition

Visual Research

Type Exploration

Color Palette

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I pulled the color palette from Art Deco reference posters

Storyboards

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Style Frames

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Motion and Historical Research

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Motion Research:
Charleston Dance
Record (Coin) Spinning

 

Instruments in a Jazz Band:        

Trumpet or Cornet             Trombone       

Clarinet                               Saxophone      Drums                                  Piano       

Banjo                                   Guitar

Stylization

 

- Color Correction (more blue in darks/less blue in lights for a vintage look)

- Warm Light at top of frame                        - Vignette 

- Animated Texture                                        - Grain

 

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