As part of the College of Arts two week Festival of Creativity, LSFM are exhibiting a Collective of student work that celebrates creativity and innovation in the field of film and media. The End of Year Show Collective celebrates the next generation of animators, photographers, film producers, directors, designers, audio, radio and much more.
One of my main passions in life is music so if I could incorporate some of my favourite artists into these cards I felt I could create something very engaging. I knew the centrepiece of all playing cards are the royal cards so if I could find 3 distinctive figures to portray as the King, Queen and Jack then I could build the rest of the deck around that concept.
I had many ideas of who to put in like using David Bowie and having each card represent one of his many personas. The problem I found was that there was no reason for making these cards. Giving the cards a purpose, I felt would strengthen the brief and it was by complete chance that I was listening to Abbey Road when I noticed that it would be 50 years old this year. So, I decided the cards would be a celebration of this period of The Beatles career.
BA (Hons) Media Production - Design
The exhibition shall showcase a clothing brand I created during Semester A of third year.
The exhibition will to allow anyone visiting the show to be able to envisage the clothing products I have designed, using Augmented Reality. The exhibit will be used as a ‘virtual pop-up shop’ allowing visitors to go to the ‘Digital Rail’, where they can scan trackers using Augmented Reality, a 3D model of the product to appear in the camera lens. Along with the model shall be information regarding the specific piece, such as the price, colour, name and what sizes remain. The colours and shapes are vivid in order to allow the tracker to be picked up easier.
Once the visitor has been to the ‘Digital Rail’, they can move over to the ‘Dressing Room’ where they will be able to ‘try on’ the clothes I have designed virtually. Once again using AR, I wish to be able to have the t-shirts placed onto the user. This would be used in order to see if the product would suit them, as it would not be possible to understand correct sizes – because of this, it will be specifically noted that the brand would offer free returns and exchanges to combat this issue.
After trying on their desired product, they can head to the ‘Checkout’, where there will be another set of trackers, sending the user to the ‘checkout’ page of the website, allowing them to choose what size they desire, before paying for the product and having them sent out to their desired delivery addressed, all via their own mobile phone. As I had originally intended the brand to be an online-only boutique, using a ‘virtual pop-up shop’ will allow this aspect to continue. However, as people could simply not attend the pop-up shop and just order the items online at home, special discounts and free delivery may be included as an incentive.
BA (Hons) Media Production - Digital Media