Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Due 9/16

A. Revise your concept -- post all to blog.
B. Experiment formally with your concept -- try different drawing tools, paper, etc. etc. etc. Post your ALL of your experiments to your blog or bring them in. Do not edit.
B. Bring Materials to experiment with in class. More is better. We may glean ideas from your failures etc.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Due 9/14

Pitch/Present concepts Tuesday

To Do:

A. Solidify your idea until you can tell anyone what your project is about. Know your concept inside and out.

What is your theme? story? genre?

Link to notes on the above.

B. Create a detailed map of the structure of your project:

3-Act Structure is a good place to start. Link to notes on 3-Act Structure.

link to structure worksheets

C. Post visuals to your blog. Inspiration. Sketches. ETC.

After all the end product of your concept/proj is going to be made into a visual medium.

D. Post all materials you are going to use in your presentation. Try not to read directly from your blog. It is important to make eye contact with the people you are presenting to. Have everything easy to follow and easy to read.

Be engaging. There's nothing worse than someone who is pitching with a lack of energy. That's not to say you should be hyper, but intently focused on telling your story with passion. If it's funny, let that come across (comedy pitches are a bit like doing stand-up.) If it's a drama, intensity is key. If your are not engaging/passionate why would any of invest our time/brain energy in your project?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

This self-critique is an important part of your project (and
grade) and reflects the learning process
you went through. Please spend serious time preparing it and make it
no longer than 1000 words. Post the self-critique to your blog.

On the self-critique, please include the following information:
1. Title of your project
2. Main idea that you started with
3. Source of the idea and its importance to you
4. Key emotion or experience that you wanted your audience to experience
5. Brief, clear synopsis of the story
6. Theme or premise of the piece that you discovered after finishing it
7. Strengths of the project. Look for these in all areas including process.
8. Problem areas. Include notes on your own and others suggestions for improvements. What can be done to resolve/improve problem areas.
9. Journal-type notes on your own learning process, discoveries and
frustrations. Frustrations should not be the focus of your self-critique -- aka this is not a rant or self-pity party.

B. Re-work your project/ polish/ edit

C. Post potential (3?) ideas regarding the "subtraction/addition" project.
This project has one rule:
you must capture analogue drawing digitally one frame at a time

Artists to check out:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Due 9/7

A. Final Crit! Have work in a folder labeled yourlastname_2 on the server in the proj2 folder.

B. Read through all the articles/links below -- then choose 1 article and deep read to further develop a position regarding google or the larger concept of the interweb in general. You will post a short essay regarding your findings/point of view. You are not limited to 1 nor are you limited to the articles/interviews/videos linked below -- the articles must relate/tie - in to our focus in some way. The articles below are not in correct chronological order etc. remember our discussion regarding research methods etc.

Visit the Library? hold the actual print version of wired mag for this september
The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet -- cover
The Web is Dead? A Debate
How Google's Algorithm rules the Web
The internet: is it changing the way we think -- part review of Carr's new book -- The Shallows -- Reading a review is not the same as reading the book -- get through the whole thing as interesting debates follow
The Shallows - What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
Study: Obsessive Web Surfers are More Depressed
The Net Effect
Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy
An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatience and Forgetfulness
Internet use "good for the brain"