An attempt to go from cool tone to warm tones.
An attempt to go from cool tone to warm tones.
Above is my pitch for my final film, where I tell a very personal story about my close friend, Nikki, through dance.
Pre-Production & Research:
Since I going on the route of Movement Art, I decided to expose myself to various types of videos available in Youtube. Below are some of my inspiration on how my camera should move, my set should look like and what items i should use to aid in my narrative.
From this I learned how the camera should work and how the two entities should dance together in telling my story.
The cage u see in the video was later adapted to a dome that I created for my film.
This video widened my perspective of moving without using all the limbs comfortably. There’s a segment in my film where the two dancers are told not to use their left leg to signify something important in the narrative. That section was heavily inspired by this video as I took a lot of cues from here in choreographing the piece.
Choreography – The thought process was split into different times of my friends’ life. Childhood, Teenhood and Adulthood.
Bandages – To show the wounds that she carries throughout.
Having one to play as a soul and the other as the body gave me more flexibility in telling the story too as different elements affect each of them differently.
The paint – To show she has been sexually harassed. One on the back to signify backstabbing and the other on the mouth to show that she didn’t tell anyone about it.
Color Correction was a heavy part of the project because I wanted to give a cold and dark feeling throughout the video to show that they are somewhere deep in their conscious.
2 of 5 major shots were really grainy even though I did my best in lighting my set. Thus, rectifying in post-production was little hard and often looked out of place compared to the other shots. To avoid that, I had use as little footage as possible even though some shots were inevitable as they a critical in telling the story.
Artwork I : Jaemin Paik
WHEN WE ALL LIVE TO 150, 2012
It’s a imaginary dystonia future where everyone is able to live till 150 years old due to tech and scientific developments. How would people live and communicate with one another. It gives us the notion that it would be unsustainable due to the large number (4 generation under one roof). She redefines social construct, like the notion of marriage would not be a “till death do us apart” but instead ” a 30 year contract.
Materials used, Book, Pictures and an elaborate Family Tree.
Science and Tech could make up a family of almost 4 generation that could change the way people in the family react and communicate.
The text in this case gave me more details and layers to my understanding of how it goes down as there wasn’t any major shift in understanding.
Artwork II : Agatha Haines
We were presented with clay models of babies that are imagines to have undergone surgical procedures to improve sustainability in the world and you become more advanced as a human than the rest. Artist tries to question how far we would/could go to give our child an advantage, Do they have their (babies) consent?
Materials used, Clay Models
Thought they were implants that would help these babies survive as they were at a disadvantage.
Shift into thinking that they are modifications.
What could be done to improve:
Add another layer of elements to make it more explicit that these are modifications to clear up the confusion.
My 90 images. This is just based on my fear for soft toys in general.
Memory Vault, is my take on an audio book where i express crucial moment in my life thus far. Hope you guys enjoy it.
Sorry about not able to directly upload to OSS, below is the link to my audiobook.
MOMA Sound Art Museum
MOMA installed a 1961 sound art work by Yoko Ono in its atrium. It consisted of a live standing microphone and some extremely loud amplifiers. Anyone passing through the atrium was invited to stand in front of the mike and follow the instructions in the title: that is, scream. The piece stayed in place for months, turning the museum into a sonic hell. The sounds of silence and natural ambiance to create this effect.
The wall have been designed by putting more than 250 speakers that produces the noise that has been recorded by the instrument. the speakers come together to produce a sound very much closer to detonation.
This is a video of how silence has been incorporated into films to create certain atmospheres and engaging sequences. This shows how vital and essential sound is to media art, in this case film.
Martin Scorsese, a famous composer has used silence to build up emotions and the video depicts and breaks down what effect silence has on the audience in numerous films that he did.
The lack of sound is a very abstract and unique part of sound that has not been ventured by a lot of people which makes it very interesting when it’s done with a purpose.
Artist: Yoko Ono
Artist: Martin Scorsese