skip to content | Accessibility Information

Group 10 { Experience, Examine, Express }

Capturing the essence of buildings and spaces // Drawing // Modelling

Atelier: MSAp

Poppy D // Benjamin H // Alexander W // Anthony W // Luke I // Wan WMA // Damilola F // Fabio SFC // Iustina N // Elina B // Muhammad MR // Trevor S // Felix M // Laura D // James F // Tuan P // Alexandra S // Alexandra S

stopmotion in progress - animating the described journey of the construction worker through Picadilly from bus to construction site and the changes of space experienced in this journey.
Posted 17 May 2014 11:57
animating sketches with colour and including them in context for final slide of stop motion (finishing point of narrative)
Posted 17 May 2014 11:55
further design sketches for narrative to generate stopmotion
Posted 17 May 2014 11:54
Beginning to edit my film using Movie Maker. Filtering through and collating all of my footage to express and translate my theme.
Posted 17 May 2014 05:26
Development of my Comic Strip, based around real individuals at Shudehill Interchange and how they interacted.
Posted 17 May 2014 05:23
My comic character, 'Ste', based upon interviews and interactions with real people at Shudehill Interchange.
Posted 17 May 2014 04:54
We Interviewed people in and around Shudehill interchange to build an understanding of the site through those using it. Questions I posed included 'Why are you here?' and 'Do you think this is a place where people interact?'. Responses were overwhelmingly negative; Members of the public viewed each other as 'peculiar' and 'rude'.
Posted 17 May 2014 04:53
Recording footage in and around Piccadilly Gardens to create short films that reflect a chosen theme; mine was occupation. What makes people occupy this space and how do they go about it?
Posted 17 May 2014 04:46
Collaboration with Manchester Urban Sketching Group; Manchester Library.
Posted 17 May 2014 04:24
animating initial sketch illustrations of naratives described
Posted 17 May 2014 00:13
animating initial sketches of narrative with colour
Posted 17 May 2014 00:11
Urban Sketching at the Manchester Central Library
Posted 16 May 2014 20:24
Oops! Missed a day - forgot that on the morning of Archontia's workshop we again filmed, photographed, sketched, and interviewed people on site in real life situations!
Posted 16 May 2014 17:10
The next session was a creative writing workshop in Chatham, however an unfortunately timed visit to the US Embassy in London meant that sadly I missed this workshop day. However, I did write the storyboard for my now ANIMATED comic idea - to be interspersed with real film - for the exhibition on Monday 19th.
Posted 16 May 2014 17:02
So I'm not that good at drawing people in Manga style okay... However, I did have to write a comic book about this so I must plod on!
Posted 16 May 2014 16:58
You're not a man, you're just a mannequin:

Today we learnt comic book/sketching skills with Archontia from MSA_Praxis. (I also chatted with her quite in depth about her atelier, but that's a different story.) However, sketching little wooden mannequins in no fun when there are real people in the room sketching mannequins to sketch. So I sketched the people instead. However, these were then to be developed into a comic much like Archontia's amazing portfolio work,. Results to follow.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:55
Learn to love Premiere Pro (Or not...) Regardless of your relationship status with Adobe's editing software, today we spent some time in a media suite in Chatham collating our videos and editing them into our own mini documentaries. Next tram to media city please!
Posted 16 May 2014 16:48
Let's film! The second day saw us film in Piccadilly Gardens, which was quite fascinating; this really allowed me to capture people in everyday circumstance, moving through transient space.
Posted 16 May 2014 16:45
The first day of events saw us sketching with Simone Ridyard and the Urban Sketchers at Manchester Library After giving us a talk in the morning, Simone set us free to wreak havoc in the library and observe, watch, and absorb the activities happening there. Here I explored my fascination with people and the way that they interact with space; I find this particularly exciting!
Posted 16 May 2014 16:43
initial sketches illustrating the day to day activities described by pedestrians in picailly when interviewed,
implementing cartoonistic style of representation
Posted 16 May 2014 14:40
Some of the final outputs. Looking forward the exhibition.
Posted 16 May 2014 14:00
Day out to explore the northern quarter by filming and talking to people.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:55
Presentation about narrative in architecture by Alexander Watts.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:53
Some final outputs. Looking forward the exhibition.
Posted 16 May 2014 13:51
Putting together a video about the new site, with comics, photographs and sketches.
Posted 16 May 2014 02:31
Filming and photographing a new site (Upper Brook Street) for interpretation.
Posted 16 May 2014 01:45
Day 05 - 07/05/2014 : Creative Writing
Posted 16 May 2014 00:04
Second sketch of the city centre - Market Street. The volume of people is much higher and movement of people dominates the image, buildings and structures are forced into the background, much how a shopper thinks.
Posted 15 May 2014 23:43
Work in progress.
Drawing a comic book using Northern Quarter as an inspiration. I'm trying to combine pictures of different sites with the comic book drawings.
The story is inspired my the people we met during this event.
Posted 15 May 2014 23:43
I finalized my idea for my final output and started working on it after the last workshop session on the sixth day. I completed some design drawings of the characters and started working on a short comedic narrative comic detailing a cartoon bears struggles gathering site analysis information.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:41
For the fifth day we did creative writing. From the storyboards i devised the previous day i split the structure into 3 parts to make it more concise and finalized a story idea for my final output.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:38
Day 03 we edited the footage and created videos. I based mine upon movement - human and transport.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:02
Day 02 We went filming around Manchester in order to create a video based upon a theme we chose.
Posted 15 May 2014 20:00
On the fourth day we started looking at how to do comic narratives and character design. That morning we went to the Shudehill Interchange and interviewed people to get ideas for narratives and i basically storyboarded how that went for me and designed cartoon versions of the interviewees.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:40
Work in progress - sketching various levels of human traffic and transport
Posted 15 May 2014 19:37
Comic book workshop - Looking at how people ignore their surroundings with the rise of technology.
Posted 15 May 2014 19:37
Day 01 - My sketches from the urban sketching event at Manchester City Library
Posted 15 May 2014 19:01

quick sketches of a site
Posted 15 May 2014 15:52

Experimenting with montage to depict movement
Posted 15 May 2014 15:49

Photographing and sketching of a site.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:44

Day filming around Piccadilly and Market Street, before editing into a short film describing how the area is used almost like tunnel to people ignoring the surroundings just walking fast to their destination.
Posted 15 May 2014 15:39

Comic books describing narrative within a site
Posted 15 May 2014 15:33

Sketching Central Library
Posted 15 May 2014 15:25
Editing the footage taken in Picaddilly area to make a short film
Posted 15 May 2014 15:06
event 10 - day 6 - working on final output
I spent morning in NQ taking footage for my short movie.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:57
event 10 - day 5 - creative writing

We had to write a story based on the comic story line from the day before.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:54
event 10 - day 4 - architectural narrative and comic making

We went around NQ speaking with people who work or live there. After lunch we had lecture about comic making and we had to draw a comic inspired by people we met that day.
Posted 15 May 2014 14:52
Exploring narrative through comics with Archontia Manolakelli
Posted 15 May 2014 14:04
Filming movement around the Piccadilly Gardens area.
Posted 15 May 2014 13:52
Here are some images of the interviews.
Posted 15 May 2014 12:01
Working on final output that depicts the journey of a character to, through and from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens
Posted 15 May 2014 11:59
Old and new. Old on the left new on the right, divided by the lamp post. We interviewed locals of Manchester asking what they enjoyed about Manchester Piccadilly.
Posted 15 May 2014 11:55
Here are some pictures of the comic book work we participated in.
Posted 15 May 2014 11:53
Picture of sketches
Posted 15 May 2014 11:47
Day 6: Final discussion with 5th years about the final output
Posted 15 May 2014 11:18
Nexus Art Cafe venue for the final exhibition on 19th May
Posted 14 May 2014 23:34
Final discussions of outputs before the exhibition
Posted 14 May 2014 23:33
event 10 // day 6 // working on final output

Spent the day filming people in Market Street. Working on the video for the final output.
Posted 14 May 2014 20:38
On the third day we were editing. The majority of the footage i used was from the filming but i did download some videos online for transitions between points of focus.
Posted 14 May 2014 16:38
On the second day we went filming and i focused on seeing how people interact with spaces and how that use changes the space.
Posted 14 May 2014 16:26
Creating a video including urban sketching techniques to represent varied views of Piccadilly, from a tourist, a shopper and a worker.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:28
Planning to create a film, sketching scenes, and ideas for the narratives.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:06
6th May - After visiting Shudehill, observing and interviewing people. We drew a comic book depicting a story of someone occupying the the site.
Posted 14 May 2014 12:04
2nd May - Editing Videos from piccadilly gardens in Studio
Posted 14 May 2014 11:58
Filming movement in Piccadilly Gardens & Market Street
Posted 13 May 2014 21:58
30th April - Urban Sketching at Manchester Central Library, recording the people occupying the space.
Posted 13 May 2014 21:37
digitally rendered initial sketches
Posted 13 May 2014 15:11
Day 6: Reviewing final outputs - NARRATIVE // COMIC // SKETCHING.
Posted 13 May 2014 02:40
Urban Sketching session
Posted 12 May 2014 15:08
Creative writing session
Posted 12 May 2014 15:06
Capturing the moment to create narrative
Posted 12 May 2014 14:59
Workshop to express the spaces through comic-style narrative
Posted 12 May 2014 14:54
Day 3: Editing.
Editing the footage from previous day to depict spaces
Posted 12 May 2014 14:42
Day 2 : Filming movement and interaction. Start the day with introduction session of watching some architectural short films. Following with filming session in the city centre
Posted 12 May 2014 14:38
Day 1: Sketching. First collaborator talk with Simone Ridyard following with sketching session at Manchester Central Library
Posted 12 May 2014 14:17
Sketching the Central library with Simone Ridyard's Urban Sketching group
Posted 11 May 2014 23:11
Day 5: Learning how to incorporate creative writing to help improve our comic strips from the day before
Posted 11 May 2014 20:17
initial Manchester Central library sketches gaining understanding of critical space, structure and details
Posted 11 May 2014 16:43
Day 04 - 06/05.2014: Architectural narrative and comic making
After spending the whole morning in Northern Quarter interviewing people and getting ideas, we moved back to the studio. Here we analysed how people experienced space and represented a short story in comic book style drawings.
Posted 10 May 2014 00:12
Day 03 - 02/05/14 : Editing
Creating a short video by using the footage from the previous day.
Posted 9 May 2014 23:47