Sunday, May 1, 2016

Overall, I really enjoyed each project in 6x1. However, if I were to rate each project in order from favorite to least favorite, this is how I'd do it.

1) Film Mainipulation: this was my favorite project. It was my first time working with film. Playing with it, splicing it, painting it and scratching it to name a few. And it was so exciting to see it played on the projector for the first time.

2) Freestyle: this was my second favorite by far. I really liked creating my own project, completely up to me on the content etc. find all the archival footage was great too. And it was great having it play for everyone for the first time during the cook out.

3) Bolex long take: really enjoyed this assignment. It was so cool loading th Bolex cameras and shooting on film. Smashing that guitar was awesome too.

4) Crowdsourcing: I really enjoyed this assignment. Filming it was a blast and the fact our film got chosen was great too! It was great animating myself and altering the images. It was great seein the finish project during the cook out.

5) Multi-plane animation: it was fun, just a lot of work. My group wasn't that organized so we just kind of winged it. I'm still happy with the finished project though.

6) Rhythmic Edit: literally repetitive. It was an ok assignment. A lot more boring than the others. It was fun going to the beach with Grace, but otherwise it was just, eh...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bolex Long Take

This booed long take was definitely very interesting. My group went through several different versions of what our long take would be. At one point we had dry ice, sparkles, Koop-aid etc. but in the end we kept it simple. Filming it was fun. It was actually very therapeutic to smash that guitar haha. Seeing myself on film was probably the best part. I love film and knowing that video of me smashing the guitar will last forever.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

16mm Film Manipulation.

So for our first assignment, we had to manipulate 16mm film. This including: painting it, scratching it, exposing it to light, magazine transfer etc. After all that, we spliced it together, ran it through the projector and watched our work come to life.

I'm a huge fan of using film. This is my first time using 16mm film. I loved this project. It was so interesting working with film, seeing various techniques on how to manipulate it. It was so satisfying seeing my work projected on an actual projector. Making our own film reel was really cool too. This was definitely a great project to work on.

Monday, February 15, 2016

For the R3 readings, we read about crowdsourcing. Some might not know exactly what crowdsourcing is. Crowdsourcing is basically if you were making a project, and inviting other people to contribute to that project. It's a pretty interesting concept. You can crowdsourcing within your local area, to getting contributors from around the world. One of the most notable examples of mainstream crowdsourcing is actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's company HitRecord. I've personally never crowd sourced before, so this will definitely be an interesting experience.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

FST 334 R2 Media

I found this media very interesting! Overall, it's such a simply thing, sound, but how we take it for granted everyday. The video 'Listen' was beautifully done and really gave you a more appreciative attitude to everyday sounds. The man standing on the snowy field in his backyard listening to cars, the wind, a train in the distance. If made me think how when I walk to class everyday, I just listen to my surroundings. I see so many kids wearing headphones, listening to music, blocking any external noise. To me that's sad. I much prefer wind and birds chirping.
Justin Boyd has a very interesting approach to sound. Saying how sensitive he was to it, but nonetheless devotes his time to recording it. I liked what he said about recording it and dating it, putting it in that context may bring a different meaning to it. These readings honestly made me a little more interested in sound design and to not take sound for granted.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

I found the R1 readings very interesting. The one I found particularly interesting was the one on cymatics. The whole idea of making sound visible was really interesting. Some of those experiments I would like to try sometime in my spare time. It was also interesting to read about synesthesia. How some people have life long experiences like these.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

For the first experimental film I watched, I immediately thought borderline psychedelic. When it started off, I got the feeling it was a short played at the drive-in heaters of the 60s/70s. The first one, visually pleasing. I loved the old, 8mm look to it. The music choice was interesting as well, but I felt it really worked. At times, all the colors and the flashes were almost too much for the eyes. Some of it I thought was a little repetitive. Definitely experimental. While I watched it, I felt very sad about the news of David Bowie passing.