Thank you all for submitting your reading questions and proposals to your blog last week. I appreciate your efforts to stay on course in our new online format! Great work.
WEEK 12 ASSIGNMENTS // due Friday 04/10 at 5:00pm
- Read all the Chapter 6: Time and Motion discussion questions on your classmates’ blogs here.
- Write a response to two questions of your choosing.
- TIPS: You need a Tumblr account to interact with Tumblr sites, and a WordPress account to interact with WordPress sites. Chose according to which account you have.
- FOR TUMBLR: Select a classmate’s question you’d like to respond to and click the “Reblog” button (two circular arrows) underneath the post. Post your comment in the “Your text here” field and click “Reblog.” Instructions here.
- FOR WORDPRESS: Select a classmate’s question you’d like to respond to and click through to the full post (not preview). Click “Leave a comment” underneath the post. Post your comment in the reply field and click “Post comment”.
- Shoot a 1 minute video using only “in camera” edits and effects.
- Exploring the functions of any camera available to you, challenge yourself to create a video piece without the crutch of digital editing or post production. Be creative! A few examples: shoot your scenes in order and use only the start/stop buttons of the camera to “cut” between shots, experiment with materials in front of the lens to achieve interesting effects (like a physical filter), change the lighting conditions to imply time passing, or consider the physical movement of the camera itself.
- Remember to be creative about the cameras you have available to you. Consider cameras you may be overlooking (webcams, vintage or outdated cameras you may have collected, home security cameras or smart doorbells, GoPros or other sports cameras, back up cameras on your car, etc.) The most wild tool may give you great results, especially with this exercise.
- This exercise is completely separate from the concept you chose to pursue for your Self-Directed Video Project and is meant to be a technical exercise.
- INSPIRATION :
- Alfred Hitchcock, Rope, 1948 (zooming in on a black object to transitions between scenes)
- Teresa Hubbard + Alexander Birchler, Single Wide, 2002 (miniature models for sets; panning to transition between scenes)
- Petra Collins, Georgia O’Keeffe, 2016 (objects in front of the lens for effect)
- TOOLS :
- Many of your blogs do not allow for direct video upload. Create a free YouTube account to host your videos (or use one you already have) and upload this exercise there. Post a link to the video to your blog by Friday 04/10 at 5pm.
Continue to work on your Self-Directed Video Project (details posted in WEEK 11 below) independently. This large project is due on Friday 04/24. We will have an editing exercise next week.