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Willem de Kooning

Artist Promo

10.11.12 | Helene Chen

Treatment: Form + Content

Overview

Sell us your idea, top to bottom. Think it through. Big idea, Tone, Form + Content, Emotion, Action, Story, Impression

So I ditched my idea for Yuya Ushida (the collapsible sofa designer) and Im picking up one for Willem de Kooning. I want it to be the opposite of my Hanna piece - kinetic, lively, grainy, and most importantly a mix between live action and stop motion. Im going to use painted toothpicks instead of paints or 3D renderings. Im going to disregard the timeline of his work - Im going to jump from one artwork to another in this piece. There wont be a fully finished representation (or iteration, or render, or anything) of his work until the final three seconds. It should be jumpy and (hopefully) abstract. If I do this successfully, the toothpicks should look like the hairs on a back of an angry cat - bristling and attentive.

WHAT dOES IT lOOK lIKE?


Style, Palette, Imagery, Analogy

de Kooning used his oils liberally and filled up his whole canvas, but didnt make it a perfect image. His brush strokes look like slashes. Everything is sloppy, jumbled, kind of psychotic - Im going to drop them on the floor and with a very light touch, mold the composition to my liking, going from the form of his 1960s blind-eye charcoal drawings to Excavation, to Woman I.

WHAT dOES IT mOvE lIKE?


Animation, Camera, Edit, Analogy

It should be twitchy, the movement shouldnt be fluid at all. Staccato animations are to be expected. Kind of like Heath Ledgers Joker.

WHAT dOES IT SOund lIKE?


music, Sound design, mood, Tone

Right now, the best song I can think of is Easy Easy by TNGHT. I have a feeling that it might change - but overall, I want the music to sound as if its lurching from one place to another at an alarming speed.

Reference: Style

use as many images as you think make sense here... but keep it focused. We should see this and say aha!

Reference: Style

use as many images as you think make sense here... but keep it focused. We should see this and say aha!

Breakdown: Concept

This should come from your early thinking about the project.

Keywords
A list of Ideas, tone, motifs, techniques, moods, imagery etc.

Kinetic Jumpy Aggravated Pulsing Twitchy Alive Beating Wriggling

Grainy Abstract monstrous Explosion Awash Clattering lurching Staccato

Sharp vibrating Shifting Rabid

Theme
Pick one single idea that you think encapsulates the piece.

Pulsing

Thesis
This is a one-liner that sums up the entire piece

The randomness of fallen pick-up sticks and toothpicks create compositions that, frame after frame, surge together to encompass the essence of de Koonings art from the late 50s to mid 60s.

I sketched out these storyboards as quickly as possible so I could jump into actually doing the stop motion. Here are the paintings theyre supposed to resemble.

These frames need to reflect the finished look AND tell the story of your piece.

Storyboard: A

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Storyboard: B

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