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a poster designed for a movie score for a non-existent 'space opera' called mirror mirror.

soon to be printed. work done for NYmoon.com, where you can now listen to the score: [link]

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The original brief:

Mirror, Mirror

With Dana Chime and Ali Mustapha

Score composed by Wesley Harrison

Directed by TK

An Abyssinian space romance. This scene is from Act III and is the final conflict between the good guy and the bad guy, and the girl makes an appearance too. The girl I see very clearly in my mind and is a Queen of Sheba-type figure, thin, statuesque, Semitic in that East-African way, and regal.

The scene is supposed to be structured as the movie, kind of the movie in miniature. So it has three mini-acts, and towards the end you hear a scene-within-a-scene, which is essentially the scene itself in miniature.

It's meant to suggest a collage (even though none of it is found--all of it is me except for one canned loop--the percussion at the end). So I guess I have in mind something vaguely postmodern--like the Firefly series or Cowboy Bebop, but less comic book-y and more psychedelic and baroque.

Also, while it sounds like a variety of sounds, there's really only about 20 seconds of raw material that I cut up and re-combined (and piled some digital effects upon). And while parts of it sound like musique concrete, everything began either as musical sounds from a guitar, synthesizer, or drum machine or as a byproduct of recording those sounds (like my finger running down the fretboard or electronics noise on the digital recorder). I don't know if that is informing or not for the artist...

It's main structural device besides what I describe above is mirroring (most of what you hear goes backwards and forwards), so that ought to be a theme in the movie it came from (since this is the critical scene). The conflict itself is meant to be reflected in the tension between the more industrial, cacophonous bits and the more earthy, 5 tone, African-inspired bits. (The movie's actual conflict I have only considered in the broadest strokes).

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* thank you so much for the DD and all the wonderful comments and favorites! * :blowkiss:
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Given 2010-03-05
Exceptionally executed concept.

mirror, mirror by *manya ( Suggested by MathieuBerenguer and Featured by PurpelBlur )
:icongazlan-sahmeiy:
Gazlan-Sahmeiy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
thx sweto :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconniftydesigns:
niftydesigns Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic! great job!
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:iconviewgraphic:
viewgraphic Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice work
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:iconhanaishi-chan:
hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
That's gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconomeruysal:
omeruysal Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Vaoov. super!
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:iconfeketelamoure:
feketelamoure Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
lovely and admirable :)
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:icondronograph:
dronograph Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
that's look fantastic in every detail,congratulations :)
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:iconcamargue:
camargue Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Artist
oh my!!! this is really MASSIVE!!
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:iconmanya:
manya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
that's what she said ;)
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:iconamynsattani:
amynsattani Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Really nice work !
deserve to be fav....
infact this is my first fav on DA :P
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:icondiegotripodi:
DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Beautiful design, and great idea with the logo!
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:iconblaxbla:
BLAxBLA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW it's very beautiful!
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:iconbilalm:
bilalm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Inspirational stuff :love:
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:iconlady00h00:
Lady00H00 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
hello friend..
i featured this piece here [link]
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:iconmanya:
manya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thanks so much for the feature! :heart:
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:iconlady00h00:
Lady00H00 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
my pleasure darling,love your work.
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:iconbluefingers:
Bluefingers Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Amazing work! Well deserved DD! Congratulations!
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:iconladylarks:
LadyLarks Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Interface Designer
geez, this is truely inspirational.
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:iconaiiium:
AIIIum Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Great design! The composition is awesome. Only the text underneath the reflected MIRROR word bothers me a little, because I so want to read it, yet I can't... unless I get a mirror (^^)
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:iconmanya:
manya Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
oh the curse of art ;)
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:iconaiiium:
AIIIum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
True, true (^^)
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:iconharholl:
HarHoll Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Very cool typographic idea! :thumbsup:
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:iconsonikdeath:
sonikdeath Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Hoii, really great work. This poster feels so...Organic. By that I mean it has very nice colors, but not too much, and the sort of mirror effect that is just a replica is very cleverly done too. I will go listen to the score now! :)
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:iconmanya:
manya Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you! the score is pretty weird, i kind of like it though! and it strangely fits, although i wish i got to listen to it before i made the piece, but i was kind of just going by the story line and the composer's extreme abstract verbal explanation of it..
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Gianchy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
nice work!
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:iconfreddie64:
freddie64 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Love the work
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:iconjsavant:
JSavant Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Woooow. Duality. I love it. :D

(Now I'm itching to write about alternate worlds through a mirror . . . Between pictures like this and Alice in Wonderland, I suppose I will never be free of alternate reality ideas. XD)
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EnrikeMejia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
amazing piece dude :p
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:iconmikofierro:
mikofierro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Interface Designer
Solid, beautiful & interesting poster!!! :+fav:
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:icon1201:
1201 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Great work, lovely composition..the colors and overall layout are simply amazing :salute:
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dinosawrawr Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
oh my god.
superb composition. it's so balanced!
and the color and texture as well.
beauty of a piece.
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kristianserbak Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
woow!!!!!!!!
the best design, what i ever sow!
congratulations!
you are professional veteran...
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:iconsphox:
SphoX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Fantastic design
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:iconoyah:
oyah Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I love this. :heart:
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:iconandylabina:
andylabina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Awesome artwork!!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
outstanding artwork and a well-deserved DD! :thumbsup:
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:iconthe-blonde-riff:
The-Blonde-Riff Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Normally one would approach the theme of a 'mirror' by using two identical images, yet you've doen the exact opposite and still retained the concept of such!

I feel obliged to favourite this one!
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:iconlergahin:
Lergahin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The design is just gorgeous, I love the idea ♥
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:iconsheikhrouf23:
sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Awesome
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:iconflipmode411:
Flipmode411 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing composition and effects.
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:iconivan-5252:
ivan-5252 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
woow..
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:iconc3r3alkill3r:
C3R3ALKILL3R Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
love it!
really nice style
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:iconjimmyjumbo:
jimmyjumbo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
absolutely gorgeous
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:iconta3abeer:
Ta3abeer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Great
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:iconraven--zero:
Raven--Zero Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow that's Gorgeous, was the whole design yours?

I mean amazing work.
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:iconmanya:
manya Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
yip, the names and credits were all part of the brief though!

thankies for the fave :D
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:iconraven--zero:
Raven--Zero Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool, you should get them to give you like 50 of em or something and then sell em. I'd love one.
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:iconmanya:
manya Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
im sure i can always do a print of it as well, its 18" x 24" so might turn out pretty nice..
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:iconraven--zero:
Raven--Zero Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sure it would look pretty great.

Let me know if you do. i'll get one
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