Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Due 9/2

Work in progress critique

Required Reading for 9/2:
you know i don't dig paper -- but if you know you don't "read" the same on the interweb -- print this out -- underline -- mark up -- etc.

Read the article below and post a critical response to your blog.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/6868/



Thursday, August 26, 2010

Due 8/31

A. All of your images organized into a set of folders.
B. Bring/Document/Post all brainsearching and freewriting.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Due 8/26

A. Create a blog. Email your blog url to Jill.

B. Briansearch and freewrite. Do not censor yourself. Write and write and write and write and write. Do not censor yourself.

C. Look over your brainsearching and freewriting crazy created in step B. Circle words, phrases, ideas etc. that attract you. It is important that step C does not come before step B. Do not censor or distill until step C.

D. Create a blog post of your distilled brainsearching and freewriting from step C. Also, describe your experience and findings.

E. Below is an outline of the entire assignment. Refer to it as needed. You do not have to read/refer to etc. to complete the above. I am posting it for those who can't wait for further details.

Project 1
1. Use the individual words/lines/phrases from your brainstorming and freewriting as searches to get your images make sure you must gather 2222 total.

2. Use only still images gathered by an online image search, don’t use any original material.

3. Use an image editing program (like PhotoShop) to get all images to the same ratio of 720 x 480 at 72 dpi.

4. Determine how you might want to arrange them in terms of creating any pattern you like (repetition on one or more).


Build your project using Photoshop and QuickTime Pro 7 -- you may use any program -- our technical in class focus will be on PS and QT.

You can work in a range from 1 frame a second to 60 with a frame rate to 60 frames a second being the maximum (and you should try for this at times) so each image could be a 60th of a second.


You can hold an image for more then a frame to create pause, impact or other ways of building the “narrative.” Do this by repeating the frame.


When putting your images into a stream they must remain static, no panning, zooming or other such movement is allowed.


You can only work with still images

Try to develop a simple structure: build-up: climax or crescendo: finish. Think of this as an arch. Develop a rhythmic structure similar to the rhythm of a spoken poem with iambic pentameter; (From wikipedia: Iambic pentameter is a type of meter that is used in poetry and drama. It describes a particular rhythm that the words establish in each line. That rhythm is measured in small groups of syllables; these small groups of syllables are called 'feet'. The word 'iambic' describes the type of foot that is used. The word 'pentameter' indicates that a line has five of these 'feet'). These are just potential ideas for a structure you may create your own. Be prepared to present/explain your structure.


You are to use the 2222 but you may repeat "visual phrase sequences" to build structure.

AUDIO:You can use sound but you do not have to. It is recommended that you make the sound using ambient or found sound clips. If you choose to use music then use only instrumental no lyrics. Avoid making something that feels like a music video. Remember you cannot use commercial music, any audio you use must be ambient sounds, your own made or found sounds. These can be structured along with the visual components of the work and share in common aspects of the rhythm of the piece. Again no matter what you cannot use music nor must the sound end up seeming to musical (like a music video). All sound must be copyright free (I know the images may not be but...).

FORMAT:
1. The final work should be 2222 ranging images from 1 frame a second to 60 frames per second and no more then 5 minutes in length.
2. Save your work in two formats as DVNTSC (720 x 480) for archiving and H.264 (640 x 480) to upload to the web in a proper folder for the assignment. Remember to label your file properly. yourlastname_1
3. Leave 3 seconds of black at the front and end of your work.
4. Include in your credits any sources you use for copyrighted material (although not for the images them selves in this particular work).