Posts Tagged ‘task’
May 12th, 2009 Posted 5:28 PM
The content is very important to finding the subjects we are going to film. And the parts they need have the same thing between each other (inside meaning or outside shape or colour) The role of audio is to bring the sound characteristics of the subject, and the video is focused on the visual properties. All the things have its special characteristics.And online video and audio are more like attracting people to listen to or watch by creating the sense of reality. But narrative is not the only way.
Does the personal equal the confessional?–I think it depends. Sometimes personal works also can cheat our ears or eyes.
Here Adrian reminds us to read about Vernacular Video.
And rethink of the distinctions to makes our work worthy, I think a good work is have to make us learn something or experience new things or feelings.
The projects with a specific theme can be made as being serial. Also the each part can not move apart from others , because they are connected to each other , which makes each of them necessary and meaningful. And each of them has better impacts in the series rather than being single one.
(Think of how a blog develops a texture, a history, a voice, its own fabric, through time because of the posts that happen, this is because there is more than one post, yet we often don’t approach our use of video or audio online in this way. Why not?)
And this one is a hard one, we have to link our video task to the opinions on blogging. All the post seems like less power than it works well with other posts, they seems get into a group which has a strong theme, the voice will be much stronger than there is only one post. And now i think it is better for us to use more video and audio to describe something. because they are along with popular elements and also the way of using them is efficient.
April 10th, 2009 Posted 5:24 PM
I filmed our dinner at a Korean BBQ restaurant, from the dishes coming and we finished them all. It makes me to think about relationship between sampling and recording, the different time and different results. But the different thing is that I changed the angle and time , which are beyond the criteria.
Maybe from then on , i need to learn how to calculate the accurate time for video making.
Below is the requirement for this task.
This is the third constrained task. Now, when we a camera, a video camera, or a sound recorder we are sampling. That means that our recording technology grabs a bit of information, usually at predefined intervals. In the case of a video camera it might be, for instance, grabbing some vision automatically (as far as we’re concerned) 25 times a second. For sound recording it might be at 44.1kHz which means a bit of sound is grabbed 44.1 thousand times a second. Thought of this way we can see that our recording media are sampling machines, that’s how they work. They make no discrimination in what they sample (that’s what we do when we decide to record something) and they are industrial in their logic: automatic, perfectly accurate and indifferent intervals of recording.
So, the task is to record a maximum of 5 seconds, every minute, for 30 minutes. (So 30 samples of a maximum of 5 seconds.)
The material can be audio, video, still photography, possibly even a mixture.
April 7th, 2009 Posted 5:26 PM
1.realistic: footage Mayday concert: It is a Taiwan Band , hot around the whole Asian popular music.
2.abstract: a friend’s birthday party, footage of singing karaoke. The lighting was dark, I adjust speed and contrast. So it become stylistic and unique.
The relationship between those two is that we are singing the same song actually ) but it is silent , so the same thing is singing ) .
Both of them are about events, and music. I paid attention to connect them , and
differentiate them. The colours —blue and yellow, cold and warm , are contrast. But the actions are similar.
Yes, series are important and a single Lumiere in your blog does not a series make. So the task for this week is to double up on the lumiere’s, literally.
And there must be two of them. One can be ‘realistic’ the other must be abstract. By abstract you are to think about the video image as not being ‘of’ something in the world, no representational, but first of all, and primarily, as a rectangle collection of coloured pixels that vary over time. Does that make sense? Alfred Stieglitz, a famous early photographer, thought of photography was an art rather than only a medium of reproduction of what could be seen. To explore this he undertook a series of photographic studies, over 15 years, of clouds. Why clouds? Because they are about light and shade, the very basic elements of photography. Because they are in the world, another condition of photography. But by photographing clouds he could create images that were about their own ‘photographicness’, about light and shade and the texture of exposure, rather than being looked at as ‘a person’, a ‘dog’, a ’strange event’. So this exercise is to let you film something that is ‘of the world’ and then to film something in such a way that it is abstract.
March 26th, 2009 Posted 5:19 PM
We were required to select a single location and film every thing that is around to suggest the location. And in the process we can edit and reframe , etc.
I choose a corner on Swanston st which is outside of RMIT buliding 8 . Because it has a lot remarkable signs :
1.out side of the RMIT city campus library, where students pass by everyday.
2.tram stop which can see tell that is opposite Melbourne Central
3.city circle stop, and state library
Questions to consider:
- Why have you composed (framed) it the way you have? —I try to focus on the interesting things that I paid attention to. And I was sitting in the car , (luckily the traffic was bad) .so I have to act quickly to capture all of them within different angles.
- Have you thought about the relation of the frame edges to the content? How?—yes, I started filming after I read this criteria, so I became more clear what I am going to shoot next. I filmed a couple walking across the road, and they are in the middle of the frame, and i held it in the frame , be aware they walk out of the frame.
- About the duration of the shot? How?—1:05 min. I kept an eye on the duration of the camera. And I paid attention to what I will need each of them for editing.
- What scale of shots have you used? Why?—– I just focus on the background and foreground, which actually the background is more important. But it is clear enough to suggest the location.
- What angles have you employed? Why? —normal , because it is the best way to show the environment and people clearly –to show as much as I can.
March 16th, 2009 Posted 3:25 PM
It is the second time i put my 1st video on my blog. I corrected the mistake that i made for the first time one—-I put my video on the blip.tv. That is after I saw some students did in that way. But on the Adrian’s class, we learnt how to emblem video to our blogs. That is a smart way and makes us independent on video blogging. If we just put our videos on youtube or bliptv, others can easily download or copy it.Because there is no copyright for our works. So in this way, we control our videos and receive the feedbacks directly.
And there are some useful links on mog which helped my developing my video posting :
others help us with the reading about lumiere:
July 30th, 2008 Posted 12:27 PM
In this week , we did our first participation exercise , and we were required to come up with several ideas about the activities which are relevant for our blogs.
After the discussion , we came up with the ideas as blow:
1. Try to attend all the lectures and tutorials: it is important for everyone to keep up with what we need to learn.
2. Finish the weekly tasks on time and write 3~5 blogs per week o. The laziness is the biggest enemy for us to improve ourselves.
3. Have your feedback about the lectures and tutorial : to show how we understand our course.
4. Pay attention to other blogs , learn the good things from them and leave our opinions and suggestions.
5. Read the dossier and write our comments on the blog.
6. Critical thinking about our work (e.g. blogs, other projects) ,and seeking the feedbacks from others in order to improve our works.
7. Do more researches out side of the class and pay attention to the current news about network media.
8. Make our blogs more interesting , e.g put more images and videos into our blogs.
9. Use html and other methods to improve our blog and improve our network media making skills.
10.Enjoy what the course teaches us , and relate it to other course, making it wider and more useful.