Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Final Self Project Post

Here is my final for Design For Media. I tried new photos, and a different approach on the transitions. Overall, I'm super happy with how it turned out. I'd also like to mention how great it was to experience feedback from different majors and also to see their intake of my work. I met a lot of really talented people and I really appreciate the different majors. Before I took this class, I had no idea on how an animation worked and what all really goes into it, and I hope the other majors are saying the same thing. It's been a great pleasure.
I hope everyone has safe and happy holidays. :]

Monday, December 3, 2012

WEEK 3- Photos for voice over.

I'm putting together these photos for the voice over created later on in the blog posts.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Week 2- Personal choice

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone received as much sleep as I did, and hopefully everyone was healthy. I unfortunately, I was sick with the stomach flu the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break. With that said I wasn't able to pick up the video camera I had checked out the day before Thanksgiving break, and this also means I wasn't able to do any recording. Have no fear! I still recorded my poem, and took some photos to go with it. I haven't incorporated the two, but I have them separately in the blog. 

I tried the approach I included in my storyboard in the previous blog, and however it didn't turn out to be what I hoped for. I'm going to continue to figure it out, and push it a little more. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Week 1- Personal Project

I've decided to do this piece with a collaboration of video and pictures. Towards the beginning it will include photos. The video will be in rewind, and through the middle it will be played forward. The video will be edited through Final Cut Pro, and encoded then posted on YouTube.

This week I'm presenting the poem, and the sketches of how the video will play out. 

It's Depressing
 It’s depressing to be a woman
constantly to be clean and pampered,
but to be treated as a zoo animal in a
cage for the world to see.

Easily to be compared as a tamed
gorilla, with so many thoughts of
being free. The cage is so clear, yet
the wall is a plug barricading a God
given freedom.

They watch my every move,
and judge with their silver hands.
So quick to judge my fate

Yet I’ve done nothing wrong,

I do exactly as they do;

But they’re not



 You'll be seeing a quick preview, because I don't want to give it away too soon. So yes, this means I'm going to be filming over Thanksgiving break.

Recording the the poem, and working on the edit.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ideas for DFM Project

I have a couple of ideas, and recently my friend was talking to me about smoke looks like ectoplasm. This lead me to look up ectoplasm, and I found these old photographs of these seances. Which leads to my first idea which would be to recreate  these old photographs in a modern way.

For my next idea I was inspired by a previous project I did, and for which I burnt the film. And this created a weird effect on the emulsion. For this project I want to use film, and for the previous I had the idea of feminism and I might try to push that.

For another idea I want to do a video including poetry from either Langston Hughes or Anne Sexton similar to the Charles Bukowski or Walt Whitman videos (I couldn't get the videos on to my blog because it wouldn't upload)

Schedule for burnt film:
1st week: figure out which project to do.
2nd week: take pictures/ develop film
3rd week: push the pictures a little more.
4th week: final results.

Schedule for ectoplasm:
1st week: find models/plan out and sketch the photo ideas
2nd week: take the photos/ edit.
3rd week: take more photos/ edit.
4th week: final product.

Schedule for video:
1st week: choose poem
2nd week: plan out the idea more
3rd week: start filing
4th week:finish the video

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Week 4- Documentary

Happy Halloween Everyone! For today's post I have images of the crew's costumes. We decided to dress up for class. I, however, did not dress up. I did get a lot of photos of the crews costumes, and the fun they had.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Week 3

This week I was absent Thursday due to sickness and personal issues, but on Tuesday Renee and I wrote up the script for the narration.


Narrator = Palmer
  • This is Emma.
  • This is Emma’s stylus.
  • This is Emma’s chair
  • This is the Director. Her name is Emma.
  • And this is the project she directs:
(photo montage of all pics; not related to above very quick; like a filmstrip starting;
used as a transition)
(the Lost Files logo is at the end of the strip)
These are heads: (still video of just the heads)
(video close up of heads) (zooms out to include bodies)
head of visual
head of editorial
And this is what Emma thinks:
(insert her interview)
The voice is with the video:
goes unto voice overlay on top of pics
Pics include:
    • crew working
    • emma working
  • constant cut between pictures and interview
  • make it irregular but long enough to register
And this is the crew
crew shots
column split picture of crew w/ their art on the other side
voice over with the crews name
abrupt stop
black screen (3-4 seconds)
narrator talks before next picture comes
  • There’s more than working on Cintiq’s:
    • there’s is coffee... so they are not zombies
    • tea to soothe the soul
    • donuts for nourishment
    • costumes to be witty
    • and facebook for breaks
(hyperspace for pictures)
Narrator (voice over for pictures)
All of this created....
(very quick montage of pictures) (no registering for the audience)
the Lost files (video of the group saying this)
(fades out)

Next week you will see the final documentary.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Photo Fabricated.

These are to represent the misunderstanding streotype that smoking, drinking, and drugs are cool. The project in photo was "Fabricated Scene"; it was a scene that was fake and make it look real. I decided to make what I see in real life and push it into what people view as cool.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Week 2 - Documentary.

As promised from last week here is the interview with Emma! It includes a mixture of silly and semi-serious questions. In the final edit my voice will not be in it, and there will be a narrator instead. I noticed after a couple of silly questions Emma wasn't as tense about being in front of the camera; which is why it's necessary to have an even amount of silly and serious.  Also, there will be another interview with Emma next week, and it will include the following questions (plus some that I will think of in the middle of the interview):

  • What are the difficulties of this week?
  • Who do you think made the most progress this week?
  • Have you ever had a moment on Facebook where you see something, and just get off of it?
  • Before Facebook, did you have a Myspace?
  • What do you think caused the Duckface?
  • How far do you want this project to go? As in a competition, or are you using this apart of you resume?
  • Do you think the crew will use this for their resume?
  • How does it feel to be here at 9 on Tuesdays?   

As for the rest of the documentary crew-
Lauren- Crew head shots, crew working photos between weeks, and help with final edit of video.
Colin- The Editorial and Art Director interviews, and work shots. 
Elizabeth- Crew interviews, and working with crew *Only two or three people a week*      
Here's What To Expect For Next Week (From Me):
  • Another interview
  • More photos
  • More competition ideas, with links. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week 1- Documentary (Second Post)

Following up from the first post of Week 1, we decided on which roles we were going to take. I decided to take the photos of Emma, and Emma's stuff. Tomorrow I will conduct an interesting interview with Emma with the some of the following questions:

  • -          What was your inspiration for this idea?
  • -          Do you like Facebook?
  • -          Have you ever made a duckface picture?
  • -          What’s your favorite Facebook stereotype?
  • -          Do you want this to go further?
  •            What is the most recent file you have lost?
  •             Can you reenact the reaction you had when you lost said file?
  •            What are some of the struggles with this production? (This question will be used for each week.)
  •            Who do you think has made a lot of progress/ Who do you think has made a lot of improvement from last week? (Also for each week.)
  •             Why haven't we had donuts in class yet?

From observation the questions are serious and entertaining. I wanted a wide range of serious and play, and I might had a couple of more serious questions as the weeks progress. 

Now, here is some photos from last week that will be incorporated into the documentary:
Emma's Stylus 

Emma's Chair

Emma Working


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Week 1- Documentary Idea. (First Post.)

The inspiration for our documentary comes from this short documentary about John Baldessari. The crew and I thought it to be humorous, and enlightening. We're going to try this approach, and make it some what informative too. The documentary short should be around 1 to 2 minutes, and then leads into the "Lost Files" short created by Emma and crew.

This Thursday, I will have the shots of Emma (So, Emma, where what you would want in the video.), Lauren is in charge of crew photos, and Colin is in charge of Head's shots. Palmer is in charge of editing and possibly the voice over.

By next week, I should have Emma photos, plus as a group we'll be working on the Weekly progress and troubleshoots.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

First- The Lost Files

 Hello guys! I'm the head director of the documentary crew. I'm super excited for this project, and I know a few of the crew members are as well. As a photo major this is our time to shine, because we are limited in photo majors we have to document our groups production and make a super cool documentary showing the progress and awesome work the group has put forth.

 Competitions so far:

Graphic Competitions - Anima International Animation Festival 2013
This is the first competition I found, and I'm also looking into other competitions. This just happened to be the first one to come up.

Here is the photo work from the first meeting (NOTE:They are done with our phones because we were not expecting to be working so fast, but we don't want to use the excuse "well, we didn't have our cameras")
Elizabeth Gollihue
Alexa M. Working on Sketches taken by Elizabeth G.

Alexa M. working on sketches by Elizabeth G.
Chay working on colors by Elizabeth G

Aaron working on backgrounds Niccole H
Katie working on characters Niccole H

Aaron working on backgrounds Niccole H
Anthony G working on characters Colin W

Aaron working on Backgrounds Colin W
Chay working on colors Colin W