Posted on May 21st, 2012 No comments
- What is it you experience that changed your learning experience?
- It is a qualitative change not quantitative
- What is it to be online?
- - Multiple connections all the time
- - It is not about facts or certainty
- Cognitive model = ideas of connection & patterns
- Final project
- - cycles of prompts that are continually opened up through making, looking, rethinking and making again.
- - Example: we start with an idea → making → change → remake
- - I definitely experienced this as my group’s project theme changed 3 times! Our prompt was ‘The city is…”. We came out with the idea that The City is Artefact and started filming things we thought was artefact but when we had discussion with Seth, we started to change the theme into something totally different. It really is indeed the cycle of prompts.
- Tacit knowledge
- - You need to do it to learn how to do it. Again with the motorcycle example!
- - Also, the use of Korsakow! You need to work on Korsakow to know how it actually works.
- - What’s your contribution?
- - Thinking about way things can join instead of way they must join.
- - Let work evolve and change its shape
- The line (Lesson of this subject)
- To ask and think about what lies on the other side of this line.
- What relationship do you want with this? Why?
- Which will matter for you
- Based on experience not context – knowing how and how to be
- How you are able to enframe your experience of it in a way that looks forward and outwards.
Posted on May 19th, 2012 No comments
The end is near. Just one more week of classes and let’s see, erm, one, two, three more assignments due?
With all the assignments dateline coming soon, my group members and I have all different time commitments so it is a little hard to have our usual Sunday meet-ups anymore.
So, I have decided to draw out the days we have left and plan when to get all our work done. Yes, we may have our Gantt chart but this will be more detailed and easier to keep track.
I’ll still be dedicating my time on Sunday to edit videos as we have set a target that each week we film and edit 5 videos each. I work better sticking to the weekly 5 videos as I didn’t want to postpone my work and have too much to do on the following week.
Ka Wah and I will each edit 5 videos (or more if we have time) tomorrow (May 20). Sadly, Emelia couldn’t join us this Sunday as she needs to study for her PR exam on Monday but she’ll be editing the videos after her exam. So fair enough! We work pretty well together and I’m glad each of us are contributing equally.
Here’s a little summary of the plan outline (pic):
Week 12 (21-27 May):
- All videos filmed and edited.
Week 13 (28 May – 3 June):
- Meet up with group members to discuss on our essay and putting all the videos together in Korsakow
- Start working on our essay
- Double check, make sure everything is working on Korsakow
Week 14 (4 June):
- Publish K-film online
- Hand in Korsakow project file in CD ROM
- Email tutor link of URL of project
- AND we are done!!
Posted on May 15th, 2012 No comments
Our group have decided to go with the second prototype and we have really put in a lot of effort creating the thumbnails.We also had some feedback from Seth on our second prototype:
- The video pane could be improved
- Move it to the center instead of pushing it to the corner
- The video pane looks busy with the curtains and flower pot. (I’m not sure how it’ll looks without the curtain but we’ll see how we can improve from there. Maybe push the curtain more to the side?)
2. The thumbnails are interesting
Ahh…it seems like we are almost there. We have already 30 videos as of week 10. We are hoping to film another 20 by the end of week 11.
- It shows a form of collage
- The thumbnail image are cut off at the top and bottom. I think the size of the icons are too big and doesn’t fit the preview size. We’ll try to figure out together when we meet up during the week.
Posted on May 14th, 2012 No comments
So this week, we came out with another prototype. Previously, our group has mistaken the meaning of two different interface design. Thankfully, Seth gave us another chance to submit it this week to get our 5% bonus.
This time we make an opening page which shows a window of an apartment. Our idea is to show that the audience is viewing the city from the window pane.
And this is where the name of my group members will appear and probably other information that needs to be credited.
Then, audience can proceed by clicking on the small window pane at the bottom that leads them to all the videos.
So this is where audience view the city through the window pane which is our concept and each of the thumbnails of different icon leads to another video.
Posted on May 8th, 2012 No commentsToday in tutorial, we presented our prototypes for critique and below are the feedback given to us by Seth:Positives:
- We experimented with our thumbnails. It’s something different.
- We have put in a lot of work by making split-screens to create a collage.
- We must work around the statement chosen for our essay which is the Shields reading. Eg. How does our thumbnails relate to a collage?
- There’s a little inconsistency with our videos. Some of the videos start out as split-screens while others have full screens. Try to make it consistent.
- The one soundtrack throughout the videos doesn’t help the audience engage with the work. We still can use one soundtrack but have to figure out how to make it work.
- Think of how to make the text track relate to our videos as a collage.
- Always remember to work around the statement we have chosen for our essay
Posted on May 6th, 2012 No comments
Our prototype has been completed. We did kind of rush through this work as we were having trouble deciding what background image to use, what soundtrack that would be interesting to listen throughout the videos, finding the images to use as our thumbnails. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Plus the nasty weather got me sick and I was down with a flu and cough
But thank goodness for group members as we delegate the task among ourselves.
Emelia: in-charge of searching the soundtrack
Ka Wah: in-charge of exporting and putting everything together in Korsakow
Myself: in-charge of searching background images and thumbnail images
Posted on May 1st, 2012 No comments
Have completed a gantt chart with names, and broken project into the ‘right’ size pieces
know that if they want to present a prototype for critique in week 10 it needs to contain a minimum of : 15 clips, 2 interfaces (5% bonus)
have discussed and are clear about the production portfolio component: meeting notes/minutes (minimum of one meeting a week until submission), gantt chart, outline of who doing what based on recognised strengths and weaknesses, all to be packaged as single PDF
have examined any material shot to date and completed a ‘second’ filter/focus/structuring so that the ‘proposition’ is more focussed (if necessary) than where it started
have considered whether their project would benefit/use/needs a single continuous soundtrack?
have begun to think about size of video, thumbnails, video thumbnails, just the possibilities that are available and why they might go about doing it in a particular way
have a working title for project
discussed, got help with/resolved any issues about how to go about the collaboration (what online and offline tools do they want to use, is this all OK?)
Things to do & remember:
- Complete gantt chart
- Start documenting group meeting and minutes (starting from week 7)
- Write down strengths and weakness of each group member
- Discuss layout interface for prototype
Posted on April 24th, 2012 No comments
Today’s lab exercise was really useful as it really make our group to brainstorm on our k-film videos.
I will keep this post short with pictures as I’m uploading this post through my mobile.
Below is the prompt that we have chosen for our k-film:
Sticking the post-it notes randomly on the table
Categorizing into themes
5 videos to be recorded by next week!
Posted on April 24th, 2012 No comments
1 – Selected prompt up on the wall on posts it note – Bold and big
2- 5 post it notes each with semantic responses to the promt (done individually with no disccusion)
3 – Put these randomly up on the wall
3a – Vote one to the top as response i.e. the life is…chaos
4 – As a group put the post it notes into semantic groups – decide as a group what keyword or theme you would give these groups..
5 – Discuss the informal taxonomy that has been created – How is what you have created like a k-film? How has it been created through a process of doing?
6 – For making the first five videos – vote on the top pick in each group/ theme that has been created by putting a mark on your favourite one - see/decide on which is the most popular
7 – Separate the top picks out – brainstorm together 3 videos that you would make to communicate that idea (choose one from each pick to make/test out next week_
8- Put these together and do a final brainstorm on how they will be recorded – style, duration ( a list of constraints that you would like to test out) NB – these could vary as part of testing out ideas responses to the prompt – or you may set defined constraints that are used to inform all 5 videos that are recorded…
Posted on April 23rd, 2012 No comments
Today was the assessment for my individual k-film with Seth.
I was pretty nervous because I was called out first for the assessment and this time I was watching my own videos with Seth and 3 other friends from class. I got to watch their expression and reaction towards my video and also receive feedback. I’m quite a shy person so yes, I was really nervous.
But overall, it went really well. It was like chit-chatting session with a group of people.
Firstly, we watched my videos together and Seth was figuring out the relationship between my videos. Seth manage to figured out that one part of my videos were calm and slow while the other part is dark and scary. So I explained that I used 4 keywords ‘safe’, ‘upbeat’, ‘relax’, and ‘scared’.
His comment was that I did a good job making the relations but I needed an overall theme of my self-portrait and how the keywords actually link to the theme.
I will definitely keep this in mind of the main theme and keywords as a whole when I start my major K-film project.