Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Seán Rock 

BA [Hons] 3D Design Modelmaking + Digital Art

I’m Seán, Im a fan of making and figuring out how to make things work, and Model Making has given me many opportunities to do so, Finding creative ways to solve problems on a budget using repurposed materials is one of the more enjoyable tasks for me. My interests largely involve being hands-on, from Metalworking to Painting, I'll try my hand at anything. My main interests are prop making for film; I'm usually found at home gluing random things together or experimenting with different techniques. I have a huge interest in Post-Apocalyptic or Alternate Future things, such as Diesel-punk or the Mad Max Movies.

Project Description

This project aimed to make the hero prop for a Movie based in an alternative universe of early Victorian Ireland where mythical creatures from folklore are real. Made from a weapon from the Boer War that the character fought in. The prop also has some functionality, there is a working bolt action and trigger, and a revolving system that allows the character to coat bullets in substances to weaken creatures.

Punk: 1970s and Now Representations in Music, Fashion and Television

This thesis looks at Punk, a youth movement originating in the late 1970s, forming out of the hatred of a failing system and an unhappiness with how the world was being run. Punk took a firm stance against the status quo. Even though it does not seem this way, Punk had a large impact on the world and still has an influence today. The ideologies of the Punk movement have survived to be carried on today, the youth of modern times are now carrying the flag to stand up against the problems in the world, to be who they want to be and to express themselves how they want.

It will look at how punk started and where it is now through many different ways, investigating punks’ portrayal in the factual and fictional media, the music of Punk itself, the fashion of the movement, and its ideologies, and how these may have changed or not changed to better fit the world and youth of today and how it has been a main stay in the world. It will also, in small part, look at how punk is perceived in other more religiously zealous areas of the world and the effect it has
had on the people part of it in these areas.