Archive for July, 2009
July 27th, 2009 Posted 3:21 PM
same story but change it
approach the readings online
think about the lecture
visual story telling
make a story engaged with theory
home we grow up:safe ?
can be about memory
what due on week7
1.submit a synopsis + story board
for each version(mobile phone + SL) according to the theme “Home & Street”
2. Present your character design in the form of your SL Avatars.
3.Present your set design.Explore your choices, how shot / story construction has influenced the design.
Posted in IM 2
July 27th, 2009 Posted 2:13 PM
1.mobile phone (45sec)
2.Second life video (3 min)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
“When a stranger calls trailer:
strange feelings about “home”
funny and humour atmosphere about “home”
Far from the Heaven:
I really like the feeling the film expresses to us. Very beautiful.
Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven, a homage to the 1950s melodramas of Douglas Sirk, is an exquisitely crafted film of beauty and grace. The world that Haynes creates is so meticulously detailed that one almost forgets that the movie isn’t fifty years old.
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Meshes of the afternoon1
Maya Deren is a very famous experienmental director. mysterious and unique.
think about style and set design , what story to communicate
gives a sense of place
do some research& look around
architecture –> stree,home, different people
Posted in IM 2
July 26th, 2009 Posted 11:43 AM
The language of street dancing.
There are many groups of young people who love dancing every well. There is an Asian group. They love street dancing, in the corner of little Collins st and Swanston st. Their different styles of dancing and ways of expressing themselves, become an impressive show in Melbourne city.
But behind this, you can not imagine how they practice, how to communicate with others, how to express themselves and how to make friends with their language of street dancing.
Posted in TV 2
July 20th, 2009 Posted 2:41 PM
- alternate realities
- virtual realities
- what can u do
- genre to explore
also look at the ass 1-pre-production
- design considerations: mobile and web
- character: appearance. outfit.message,visual symbol
- set: can research on architecture ; recongniseably; appropriate;complex;texture : based on your script
- actions:walking , flying,ect
- narrative: can be short and sweet
Blogging: reflection on the project and course content
and also showed us some works :
1.Inside the Machinima :
Machinima: Text 100 in Second Life
introduces interactions ,communications of SL.
Architecture in Second Life Machinima
some useful links in its intro:
I do love this piece of work, even a flower, it also has its life and impressive story . It also can express its emotions and feelings.
we can build the envirionment and create interesting narrative.
“Machinima – The Journey” award winning crappy animation
our work can be dark and abstract–artistic
A Machinima War (Halo 3)
Red vs. Blue: Recreation Series Trailer
CSI: NY Second Life Virtual Experience [Zuiker]
story OF machinima
Home & Street
we should brain storming
July 14th, 2009 Posted 7:09 PM
What is documentary
1.Directing documentary contains a modicum of power and this brings ethical issues and moral responsibilities
2.Documentaries explore the mysteries of actual people in actual situations.
3.’ creative treatment of actuality”
4.time: present and past
5.documentary is critical: uncovering further dimensions to actuality and implying social criticism
5.concern for the quality and justice of human life lifts the documentary out of the purely factual realm and propels it into moral and ethical dimensions.
6.Scrutinize the organization of human life and attempts to develop a humane consciousness in its audience.
7. organized story: successful good story , engaging characters, narrative tension , intergraded point of view
Myths, legend, sagas and folk tales
can be unpredictable, lyrical and impressionistic, starkly observational
9.No limits to the documentary’s possibilities, but it reflects a profound fascination with and respect for actuality
10. documentary can be an unfolding evidence by exposing us to evidence that is contradictory and provocative it jolts us into realization and inner debate
11. Documentary is a social art: authorial attitude and mediated by the individuals
July 2nd, 2009 Posted 7:40 PM
I do love this one, the shooting time is only one day, but the edting period is one year.
So we can see how huge project on the edting he did, and how much effort on it. The great effects and visual impacts are quite succesful.
Posted in TV1