Awakening - The visual emotions. Influences over a personal architectural perception of space.

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.advisorTremchev, Elena
dc.contributor.advisorKyösola, Satu
dc.contributor.authorWojciechowicz, Joanna
dc.contributor.schoolTaiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Arts, Design and Architectureen
dc.contributor.supervisorMäkinen, Kaisa
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyses my production design process for Awakening (2015), an experimental short film directed and written by Moona Pennanen. Working as a production designer influenced my previous experience as an architect and challenged my perception and design of architectural space. I started to perceive the architectural space through emotions, connecting different structures to certain feelings. The design process allowed me to reflect on architectural space and brought new perspective to my understanding of space. In this study, I focus on the impact of cinematic space on the observer and relate it to architectural space design. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest and growing need related to alternative methods of expression, communication and re-thinking the human relationship with built environment. Contemporary architecture practice is more and more influenced by other disciplines and film is one of them. The way space in cinema is perceived raises important aspects, which I try to bring forth in my current research. The process of constructing cinematic space lies in the deliberate use of visual components, such as line, shape, tone, color, etc. The careful use and combination of components that emphasize the script, create the visual structure of cinematic space. Eventually space becomes an expressive power, a storyteller, that communicates moods and emotions. Working with visual components to create cinematic space for Awakening, gave me the chance to better convey the main character’s feelings and affect the viewer emotionally. Therefore the primary goal of this thesis is to raise awareness of the design process concerning a visual issues, which I bring forth in this study. These visual elements have an impact on the audience, the observer and the film maker, hence I regard these elements decisively noteworthy. The main part of the work analyses the design process for Awakening, including an interview with the director Moona Pennanen. My background as an architect gave me the possibility to bring the knowledge of architectural space and cinematic space together and connect them to the idea of Visual Emotions encoded in space. The challenge in the design process was to implement ideas of space with consideration to feelings, atmospheres, memories and emotional sensibility. In other words, I endeavored to create a visual space that has the potential to transfer a certain emotion and to perform a powerful role. The idea of Awakening - The Visual Emotions creates opportunities for experimentation and finding new methods of expression while working with space. At the same time it, embraces the relationship between space, architecture and the human being. The thesis contributes to the growing research awareness in the field of architectural practice through understanding and controlling the visual components in film design. It uses production design and film vocabulary as tools for experimenting with space as well as a framework for addressing the future thinking of architectural space as an visual environment emotionally impacting the observer.en
dc.locationP1 OPINNÄYTTEET D 2016 Wojciechowicz
dc.subject.keywordvisual environmenten
dc.subject.keywordcinematic spaceen
dc.subject.keywordarchitectural spaceen
dc.subject.keywordproduction designeren
dc.titleAwakening - The visual emotions. Influences over a personal architectural perception of space.en
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotMaisterin opinnäytefi
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