As you watch these short films, watch the use formal elements to create non-objective designs. Notice the choice of shapes in relation to the music as well as the movement and rhythm created by repetition and gradation (in terms of both color and shape.) Think about space and form, dominance and opposition, balance and unity.
Comment on the areas in each film that you find most pleasing/interesting and do your best to analyze why you find it appealing and how the formal elements and principles are “working”. Answer some of these questions: what kinds of colors are used? do you recognize any color systems like analagous or complementary? how is movement created? how is balance achieved (is it symmetrical or asymmetrical)? is there dominance or opposition (how is it set up or created)? or consider other questions you consider to be important ones to consider.
Finally, consider the element of animation and the fact that this is a sequence of moving designs; when you freeze a frame, is each frame composed or is it out of balance and only whole by taking in the whole sequence?
Sketchbook homework: Spend an hour working on many designs that you can use for your one shape and two shape non-objective paintings in class.