January 13, 2017

ADAPTATION A: A Brief History Of... Bowie

One of my Adaptation A ideas is to explore the brief history of David Bowie. Instead of giving a biography of his life I thought it would be interesting to explore his different personas and looks throughout the decades. Below are some of his personas and most iconic styles.
DAVID ROBERT JONES

DAVY JONES

ZIGGY STARDUST

MAJOR TOM

ALADDIN SANE

THIN WHITE DUKE

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

PIERROT/ THE BLUE CLOWN

HALLOWEEN JACK

ELEPHANT MAN
JARETH

TIN MACHINE

THE NEXT DAY

BLACKSTAR
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Becky

    Pitch Feedback

    Having read your list and seen your ‘next stage’ post I agree with your choice. Whilst there was a few from your list that could work (factually) such as ‘Christmas, hair, coffee, shoes, and fashion’ they were a little non-specific and could have been too broad to do well. So yes, choosing David Bowie was the right choice. My only reservation is a how you do this without focusing on realistic depictions. In other word’s how do you establish a ‘simple / elegant’ graphical style? That’s harder to do when focusing on a real person. There are solutions (I’m sure you’ve considered them) but make it your goal to find a ‘neat and fun solution’ that engages your audience both visually and in animation terms.

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  2. Note - There are a couple of comedians who have done comedy skits featuring Bowie. Firstly, 'Flight of the Concords' had an episode featuring 'Ages of Bowie' and Adam Buxton produces videos on youtube that feature jokes (lovingly) centered around David Bowie. These may be no or some help - A fun watch either way.

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