YES, and finally the BIG BAD K-Film is completed! We worked very hard on this project, so I hope our audience like it too!
In addition to that, this is the Julius, Celine & Loan’s K-Film Essay
In the lecture, Adrian Miles mentioned that edits in film were equivalent to the links in hypertext. I find this phrase rather intriguing. Edits in film aims to piece disjointed footage together. And so does links in hypertext.
In K-films, the links are in-your-face, shown as the three thumbnails below the primary video. The selection of the three thumbnails below are the catalyst that encourages viewers to make sense of the connection the creator has made. This is just like what film editors aim to achieve when piecing film footage together, so that viewers can or are encouraged to understand the story.
When there is a bigger amount of videos in a K-film, the number of links reciprocates. Adrian says that even the the number of links build up, the network structure is not complex, but is repetitious or a process known as clouding. Clouding in a sense that the links are fuzzy interconnected; some are clear and some aren’t. But then again, he says that the links do not have a structure as everything links to everything else and that they are all equidistant from each other.
However, if we were to compare this with film, I can’t see how edits are are equidistantly linked from each other. As some edits are shorter and some longer. For example, a long shot of a woman siting down runs for 15 seconds and is then cut to Although, I can roughly make sense that every edit is connected to every edit as it is this linkage that successfully tells the story in a particular film.
It is only today that I finally understood the function of IN and OUT keywords in the SNUfying process of Korsakow. What Seth has been explaining to me all this while has finally start making sense in my brain. It is the IN keywords that are like central nodes that branch out to other nodes, which are the OUT keywords.
Before today, I had more than 5 IN keywords thinking that more is better. But I’ve not understood is the IN keyword of a video is actually an OUT of another video; and the cycle continues, and thus creating a network of interlinked videos. The aim of the Korsakow project is to make audience think of the linkage the author has made between the videos, and what is it that links them.
The SNUfying process actually makes me think of YouTube as a comparable example. When you type to search for a video, eg. Justin Bieber (good example indeed) in the search column, YouTube automatically provides you a list of suggestions of searches before you even hit the search button. Let’s say you choose to just search for ‘Justin Bieber’, then a whole list of videos appear, which includes his official music video, as well as as fan-made (not to mention haters) videos. And when you choose to watch a video, YouTube provides you another list of related videos; whether related to the video uploader or to Justin Bieber (again!). Also, when you have finished watching a video, YouTube once again, gives you a suggestion to watch other related videos.
So as you can see, the effort made to link videos in YouTube is just never ending. which is just like clicking the ‘infinity’ life option for each video (we have no choice considering that our video database is very small) to ensure that the linkage is continuous.
In the lecture, we were told to think of networks as our DNA or brain that contains information of our body. These networks allows us to understand and be understood by others.
War against the centre, an idea of Peter Galibson states that in order to defeat the enemy of the war, it takes more than just destroying the army defence, but the essential only factory that manufactures ball bearings for building fighter jet planes. The ball bearing factory is hence, the centre that would end the war quickly and easily.
There are 3 types of networks: Centralized, Decentralized and Distributed. The centralized network is more oftenly adopted by older publication organisation which requires all staffs to report back to one superior. Phone companies adopt either the centralized or the decentralized network. I would presume that franchised phone companies adopt the decentralized network. The Internet clearly illustrates the distributed network, particularly Wikipedia which allows anyone to contribute and edit their content.
A packet switching network allows the seperate transfer of data in bunches over the internet that would reduce the probability of information lost. Packet switching network still gets the message across even if one of the data bunches are lost. Packet switching network promotes redundancy, survivability, flexibility and allows non-hierachical and digital data transfer over the internet.