Interactive Media: Blog Post

The interactive work that I looked at was called “PRY-Tender Claws.”  This website is an award-winning art and games studio located in Los Angeles.” The people involved with this add “a critical playful eye, a commitment to the compellingly unique, and a tendency to create projects that deeply marry form and content.”  The trailer for the video that I looked at told the story of a soldier who was killed…

November 4, 2019
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Interactive Media Blog

I watched the Uda Atsuko flash interactive media. The works by Atsuko uses different fragments of looping video and sound to piece together a narrative. On each hover over a video, we gain a different insight into the narrative. Each hover gives us a new angle on the situation. The part about these flash works that was so revolutionary, fun, and inspiring is that at the time there was no language…

November 1, 2019
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11/05 Hyper Cinema

I chose to observe the hypercinema piece called “Bear 71” I thought this piece was really interesting. I have some experience with hypercinema, but I have yet to really get into it. This piece began with a countdown telling the user it was a 20 minute interactive documentary. The piece opens with a clip of a bear being tranquilized and then released after being given a tracker. Something really powerful…

October 31, 2019
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New insights with Video Essays

Adding additional voice or text over a film may be used to bring personal insight into it. Adding another layer on top of a piece of content is transformative, giving the content new meaning and potentially unveils discoveries. Editing a film is similar to writing in that the pace must remain interesting and engaging. Writing is all about showing rather than telling. When this is applied to a video essay…

October 31, 2019
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Pixel Cinema Blog Post

Lev Manovich described digital cinema as a case of animation that uses live-action footage as one of its many elements. This seems to be more common in many movies in this modern era and with viewing the links I got to see what someone can really do with digital cinema and how much it can be altered. The Star Wars video was great because Star Wars already consists of digital…

October 30, 2019
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Eagle Creek Fire

If I were to do a documentary on the Eagle Creek fire, I would want the main focus to be the cause of the fire and who was affected by it. I would want to interview the boys that caused the fire and the witness that saw them as well as any park rangers that worked on the site. I would also want to interview the boys’ parents too and…

October 30, 2019
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Video Essays

When looking at the connection that video essays make with language and image, what comes to mind the most for me is the thought of how through the use of these two things in conjunction with one another, one’s ideas, arguments, and opinions have the chance to reach a wider audience as it combats fading interest based on different learning styles. What I mean by this is with the inclusion…

October 29, 2019
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Video Essay – Blog

Photo by CoWomen from Pexels I found the first video to be very fascinating as it discussed the importance of audio and visual styles explaining that sixty-five percent of people are visual learners. I would definitely include myself as being a part of the sixty-five percent as I remember things better visually than by reading. The second video I thought went a little more in depth as it talked about…

October 29, 2019
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Blog Post ‘Cinema Writing’

Language texts and video are two portions of an editor’s tools for expression that have melded together the more time goes on. While language in an audible form set a common trend for the technology after its development, it is in the internet era that text and video are becoming more intertwined in more pleasing and effective ways. As seen in my video essays and educational YouTube videos, content creators…

October 29, 2019
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Video Essay Blog Post

When it comes to video essay, the use of images, text, visual, and voice are very important. A lot of video essay’s blend the ideas of things like documentaries, live presentations, and even power point presentations. The way it incorporates these ideas is simple, yet highly effective. For example, voice is generally the main theme, and it has the bulk of the message. A video essay without voice wouldn’t be…

October 29, 2019
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Cinema Writing Blog

Making a video essay is in many ways the same structure as writing an essay, the difference being where your support comes from. In making a video essay I would start off with writing out what it is that I want to say. Without a story, without a message, a hodge-podge of video clips is meaningless. You begin with what you want to say. Once you have established message you…

October 29, 2019
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Breaking Bad Montage

For this post I chose a montage from Breaking Bad. I believe that this montage sequence does a good job of showing off the metric montage described in the Einstein reading The reason that I believe this scene is a metric montage is because of the timing. If you pay attention to the shot lengths, you will notice that the scene goes back and forth between long and short shots….

October 28, 2019
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