This project was required to select a short poem and create a Process Book for the poem. The focus of this assignment will be color, sound and using alternative and experimental techniques for creating typography. The storyboard and style frame artwork must be created outside of the computer.
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, who frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
“Ozymandias,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1817)
Ozymandias was so powerful in his days, but now his statues have fallen no one knows his name. What was once his empire is now a back water-an antique land. Everything that he worked for and accomplished has forgotten. His efforts were pointless. The poem is implying that all human life is like that.
This project will show the greatness and transience through the tactile text. It will also give audience the feeling of impermanence.
38~58 (people who are pursuing their peak of career at all costs)
magnificence, greatness X ruins, wreck, lifeless
woods look like cement X sand X subtle camera movement
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