Introduction to Design, Fall 2011


Kyle Steinfeld

In this exercise, students test the limits of orthographic projection and descriptive drawing, and seek to depict space as formed through what Brian McGrath and Jean Gardner describe as "matter-flux".

Starting with a clip of a film set in the San Francisco Bay Area, students visit the physical locations depicted in their films and graphically map the architectonic spatial conditions present. More than documenting the spaces in the film, these graphic analyses seek to describe the space of the film, identifying the spatial qualities produced by the cinematographer's choice of camera position, framing, cuts, and lighting quality. The resulting graphic construction ought to contain both a space-based and time-based mapping and synthetically and simultaneously represent the visual-spatial construct depicted in the clip under consideration.

There's more!

Some other projects from this same class have been posted, as well as some interesting student work from this same year.