Alison Lucy's Blog

AVA Academia Student Profile
October 18, 2011, 21:14
Filed under: Research/Inspiration | Tags: , , ,

Check out my interview with AVA Academia to find out more about my personal work here


‘ the idea becomes a machine that makes the art ‘
September 7, 2011, 12:49
Filed under: Research/Inspiration

– Sol LeWitt “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” Artforum, June 1967

Unsung Exhibition
June 25, 2011, 21:51
Filed under: Final Year


I’m very excited to be part of the Unsung exhibition at the Brick Lane Gallery Annexe in London town between the 28th of June and the 4th of July. Do come along to one of the private views on the 28th or the 30th of June to have some drinks and say hello.

It’s the final degree show for the 2011 graduates of BA Graphic Communication at Bath Spa University.

Mirrored- Final Video Composition
May 30, 2011, 22:35
Filed under: Mirrored

I wanted the typography for the video to be simple and unobtrusive. I feel like I have achieved that and am pleased with how the typography is positioned at the beginning of the video in particular, in keeping with the composition in the overall frame. This final edit involved tweaking the movement of certain mirror sequences to the music. It was a constant challenge to create a balance between keeping in time with the track (referencing certain sounds with the mirror sequences) and also a degree of subtlety. I didn’t want to ‘over-do it, I wanted the visuals to appear to move naturally with the audio. Overall, I am happy with this final edit. I do however wish I could re-shoot certain close up angles of the mirrors at higher quality. This youtube video isn’t the best quality, but you get a sense for the final edited composition.

Mirrored – 3rd Edit
May 25, 2011, 13:21
Filed under: Mirrored

This is the third edit of my final video composition. I think I’m moving in the right direction, I wasn’t completely happy with the final forty seconds of the previous edits, so in this composition I’ve paced it a bit better I think, and also included a different piece of footage that has a beautiful stormy cloud in which I thought was a shame not to include. I would like to add some typography to the piece, but currently I am unsure what I would add. Perhaps the title of the audio – ‘Inner Sunshine’ by the Solar Bears might be enough. I am not sure if I want to over explain the mirror time lapses themselves, there is beauty in their simplicity.

Mirrored – 2nd Edit
May 20, 2011, 09:01
Filed under: Mirrored

Here is the second edit of my Solar Bears music video. I feel that this works better as a whole, with less rhythmic cuts and hopefully more of a focus on the abstract contrasts between shots. I also triple checked that the edits were exactly on time with the audio, which involved careful observation of the audio tracks.

Mirrored – 1st Edit
May 18, 2011, 13:56
Filed under: Mirrored

Above is the first edit of my mirror time lapse music video to the track ‘Inner Sunshine’ by the Solar Bears. I feel pleased having made it through the whole track and now feel I can go through it again and think about what areas work well and what areas don’t and why. I’ve used clips from pretty much every mirror time lapse I have filmed, which I don’t think I necessarily need to do. This will hopefully gradually begin to bring the final video together a bit more, into a cohesive whole!