Telepathic Stroll with ZiFeng,Makoto and SuHwee

We wanted to explore the connections between each live stream and the fun possibility that we can create! Since our final project will be presented on the grid wall, we decided to build our whole concept revolving the idea of the grid wall and the potential of viewing all four live streams at the same time to create a piece much greater than each individual stream. Exploring the idea of third space and synchronising one and other. It involves interaction, cross streams, planning, coordination and a lot of teamwork in this project.

We start off at different location and moving to meet each other at the same pace where we play with the visual effects of filming. From synchronise games, face connection to various streaming ideas are thoughtfully planned, hope to explore different ways of live streaming


The video below is the video wall with the correct timing to start all the videos:


The video below is the version on youtube which is easy to access:


The live video below is my broadcast for the final project:

Posted by Songyu Bao on Friday, 10 November 2017


Some interesting shots of Telepathic Stroll

 

This configuration of the videos together looks like Makoto and SuHwee have two snake companions.

 

With Makoto and SuHwee in the center and the two paths beside them, it gives a sense of the overall picture of the place we are at.

 

Bumped into Zifeng on the way back

 

Meeting as a group

 

We swapped phones when we met each other

 

Having fun with our legs

 

Waling backwards and still filming each other

 

Swapping phones again (time lapse)

 

Panoramic view done by all of us lining up our phones


Some contributions by me (But most of the project was done as a group)

The above is the flow chart that I came up with for the group. The ideation of all the actions were done with everyone suggesting something and I tried to choreograph a flow of activities/ actions for the final project. To summarise the the chart, we started with being 7 minutes away from the meeting point. We then slowly walk towards each other while exploring the Botanic Gardens. As we reach and meet as a group, we will do a live performance at Botanic Gardens as well as broadcasting live on Facebook. The main concern when creating this chart is to make every activity ease into the next. From broadcasting individually at the start, to live performance as a group at the end, I tired to make sure all of the actions does not contradict the direction we are walking, the set activities that we are be performing, as well as the space required to do the actions.

Working with Zifeng, Makoto and Suhwee was a fun and pleasant experience. Each of us did our given task and executed the final piece on the FIRST TRY!!! Amaaaaaazinggggg!!! Zifeng was in-charge of  creating the audio time-line for each of us to perform set actions. Makoto was in-charge of recce and weather. Suhwee was  in-charge of coordinating all of the roles. And I am in-charge of the choreography of  the final performance.

 

Language of media is everybody’s language. Set up the camera and you can speak to the world. – Parry Teasdale

 

I feel that I was most inspired by the quote by Parry Teasdale(Videofreex) as it was most suitable for this project. As our final project in considered using a very new form of media as a medium to communicate with the world, we were able to Go Live on FaceBook with a press of a button and start showing and interacting with the rest of the world about the venue we are at and the culture that we have. Like the quote, we literally set up camera and started doing live broadcasting. Speaking to the world has never been easier.

With Telepathic Stroll, we explored the different combinations of actions which intrigues the viewers and with a smooth transition of one action to the next.  We opened up many possibility of unique visual synergies between cameras, environments, content makers and the audiences.

  1 comment for “Telepathic Stroll with ZiFeng,Makoto and SuHwee

  1. November 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I am so impressed with the telephatic stroll project. It is really one of the best uses of social broadcasting I have seen. You embraced the medium to its full advantage, and you were extremely clever in the way you achieved synchronization. The idea of creating a soundtrack with rhythm, cues, and instruction was a stroke of genius! I only wish that I might have thought of such a great idea!

    The way in which you choreographed the piece was stunning. I particularly liked the switching of cameras from front/back in tandem. That was a great idea and had such a powerful impact on our perspective of time and space. But there were also many other wonderful moments: the alignment of your heads using the height of the screen (amazing); walking perfectly in sync along the path; rotating the phones from person to person to creating a moving panorama; pointing to the sky in unison and even aligning the landscape, trees, etc. All of these ideas were so clever and imaginative, you must have had great fun working it out.

     

    Also the shape of the piece was very well done. Starting away from each other (I’m not sure how you cued up the beginning of the soundtrack), and then coming together in the first space while maintaining the third space perspective and panorama. There was a wonderful sense of coordination, almost like a ballet, as you stepped through each of the sequences with perfect ease and fluidity. The piece was enormously enjoyable and I plan on using it as a prime example of student experimentation in social broadcasting.

    Bao, you really did a great job on this project and your contribution of scheduling and coordination was masterful. My only criticism is that there were additional references I would included, such as the Adobe Connect exercise we did, as well as the telematic stroll project to practice your synchronization. Also, whereas I agree with the Videofreex quote by Parry Teasdale, I think there were other aspects of the readings and artworks that might have been more relevant to your project. What about the collective narrative of the Flickr project we did early in the semester for example?

    But this was a fantastic accomplishment and I extend a huge congratulations for this great effort.

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