Bear 71

The interactive piece called Bear71 organizes its narrative by utilizing media elements in fragments to tell a whole story. By combining the video, text, and sound, it allows the viewer to interact with the story in a much different way than ever before. The interface creates context for exploration and discovery by allowing the viewer to interact with the story at their own pace and allows them to advance in…

November 6, 2019
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Final Project Idea(And How To Start Writing A Video Essay)

My final project idea is going to be a video essay. But before I give out a bit of details regarding the direction I am going to go with it, I thought this would be the right time to discuss how I would personally start writing such a video. The first thing to do is find a topic or an element of a topic that you are passionate about. Like…

November 5, 2019
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Dylan Niehaus – Final Description

Final Description:   The idea of my final video is to create a video essay/documentary hybrid that explores the ways in which I enjoy video games. The main focus would be on the ways in which I collect and display my games, How I went about finding the best ways to display my old consoles on newer TVs, how I’ve gone about repairing old consoles found at goodwill, and how…

November 5, 2019
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Dylan Niehaus Blog – video essay

Video essays are unique in that they involve narration, but this narration comes from a person’s own point of view. They are using spoken words along with video and text to support an argument or to tell a personal story. Many video clips used in video essays are there to give visual evidence or to supply a visual aid to what the narrator is speaking about. If a video essay…

November 5, 2019
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#9: The Video Essay

The video essay is a fairly new form of content that has really changed the way language is heard and processed. The TED talk mentions how you tube really changed how the video essay is perceived but I would argue that you tube and the content creators on that platform popularized and together as a whole created the video essay as we know it today. The closest thing we had…

November 5, 2019
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Hyper Cinema

For this post, I chose the work Ceci N’est Pas Embres, by Matt Soar. This was a really interesting piece and it caught my attention when I clicked on it. Because of the nature of hyperlinks and networked pages, this story starts to develop a narrative after you’ve explored some of it. It may seem random and messy. You can click on different links and hover over images to make them…

November 5, 2019
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Monitoring Bear 71

The first interactive video I watched was Bear 71. The introduction music and static TV sets made the initial interaction a little terrifying as to what had been selected. The video plays a short clip that is a little hard to watch, before taking you to what is known as the Grid. This interactive portion of the video allows for you to track and interact with the various animals on…

November 5, 2019
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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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