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Brief 2: Sharmanka Digital Magazine with the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and Adobe InDesign

Based on a print brief by David McKenna Edited & Adapted by Paul Riddell / Feb 2012

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Sharmanka Digital Magazine Client Background Sharmanka (Russian for hurdy-gurdy) is a theatre of kinetic sculptures by Edward Bersudsky, founded in St.Petersberg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the city’s hidden treasures. The hundreds of carved figures and pieces of scrap metal perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronized light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death.

Brief To promote the theatre a Digital Magazine will be produced titled “Monologues from the mouth of the Creatures”. The production will involve a collaboration project with HNC Creative Printmaking, HNC Professional Writing Skills, HN Photography, HN Digital Media for Design and Print and NC Creative Crafts course. You have been invited to take part in this project. This will allow you the opportunity to unleash your own creative potential with the experience of working to the confines of a live brief. The client would like the magazine illustrated with interactive content and descriptive text. The client needs you to produce a four page article based on ONE sculpture or artwork, containing at least 4 of the following interactive features: Hyperlinks; Slideshow; Image Sequence; Audio or Video; Panorama. It should be possible to view the article both horizontally and vertically. There is a DVD that contains a number of photos and videos from the theatre and a book with information about the theatre and the sculptors. The theatre performances are Wed-Fri: 3pm and Sat-Sun: 1pm and 3pm at Trongate 103 (1st floor) Glasgow.

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