Our collaborative project was based on six different individual Journeys into London all connecting at the same destination London College of Communication. Each journey is to reflect the contrast of routes, surroundings, duration of time and our own individual personalities. With all our difference we come together to meet at one point that we all have in common London. Each book consists of one individual’s journey with a selection of visual frames taken from the video. This book includes our personal commentary and it’s here to explain our thoughts and reasoning behind our filming.
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Each film starts from where we live and ends at University London Collage of Communication, as the project developed we wanted to show our surroundings and reflect our own personality through our recordings.
We recorded with either a camera or phone, for me a phone seemed more natural to record with because I already hold it as I travel. Therefore within my video you may see strange angles, I would hold my phone naturally and allow it to record at the same time.
My surrounding from point A to B change very differently from couples strolling and green open spaces to bustling concrete streets and hectic traffic. I made sure I referenced this within my Journey. I also reference my personality I record part of my hair, I always wear it down and daily gets blown around and in my way, I feel to cold around my face when tied up.
Most of the time I look down as I walk and daily I have to remind myself to look up a couple years ago I started randomly taking photos of what’s above my head as I walked, so I occasionally record the ceiling or sky as I walk, it also shows me a unfamiliar view of my journey.
I also make occasional reference to reflections with windows and puddles. When I sit on tube I find myself looking at the people standing behind the transparent glass and the reflection of other peoples faces on the glass, and it remind me of double exposed images, or a ghost like appearance.
The following are videos of my own journey, I travel from amersham to Elephant and castle. This normally take me on average 1 hour and 10 to 20 minuets depending on how quickly I walk inbetween trains! After my video you will see other map illustraiton these i designed for the other members in my group. You can find their video on Vimeo - Collabrative Project.
I printed the maps I had illustrated on a opacity thin paper to wrap with, to hold the wrapping paper in place I used string that was colour coded with the either the train line or red to represent a bus. I also made a sleeve for all six books to sit in this also mirrored the for individual journeys coming together to meet at one point.