Pixel Cinema, Star Wars and Google Earth

I was interested mostly in the Star Wars, and Google Earth videos. I would say that the digital aesthetics of these videos is chaotic, or confusing. They both give the viewer an odd view of the world and make it hard to comprehend exactly what is going on. While the Google Earth video is easier to understand than the Star Wars one, they both have a kind of chaotic and…

October 28, 2019
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Video Essay – Blog

They always say an image is worth a thousand words, so why not let the words speak for themselves? The use of language with images is not a new way of storytelling, it is a way to communicate the thoughts of the creators to the minds of the viewers. Using language persuades and bridges the gap between technical and imaginative. Visually representing the evidence to persuade or argue out points,…

October 28, 2019
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Video Essay-Blog

The use of language with images presents a new way of persuasion. Typically, the most influential way of persuading has been either speech or in essay format.  However, this is no longer the only method. We now have the capability to persuade someone through moving visuals. In some ways, I personally feel as though these can be more convincing compared to other mediums. Through moving images, people can actually see…

October 28, 2019
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Eagle Creek Documentary Post

If I were making a documentary about Eagle Creek, I think that I would pursue an overall story. Instead of a personal or point of view type story I would want a larger picture of multiple people from the event. I would follow a common theme of what happened, and how. How did people feel about it overall, and then go into what happened to the kids who started it,…

October 27, 2019
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Mallory Hobson Final Project Idea

Describe your final project idea. Please address the following questions: In two or three sentences, what is your subject, idea or story?  A mixed-media artist creates art from found art and ‘returns’ it to the world by leaving it at her local bus stop, in the hopes that others will find and appreciate it. Another person begins to create and leave art there as well; she’s surprised but excited that…

October 26, 2019
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Blog 10/29

Video essays are really interesting because it’s not as simple as the idea of a script and visuals, and yet it is. To me a video essay seems to be something that doesn’t necessarily have like actors, but rather is something that is capturing what the words or text speak about. In some of the videos it seemed a video essay was meant to educate, but I have also experienced…

October 24, 2019
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Video Essay Blog

In video essays, spoken word, text, images, and videos can all create a language which comments on a given topic. It’s important, when crafting a video essay to remember that each thing displayed on the screen or heard by the viewer interact with each other. These sounds and images create an atmosphere and commentary on each other. For example, adding text to the Scorsese compilation gave a new life to…

October 23, 2019
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Real World: SKAM

The New Yorker describes traditional television as “conventional TV” where you sit and watch, SKAM capitalizes on the dynamics of what TV could be. A show that not only premiers on social media but also uses social media to interact with viewers and keep itself relevant is what social media is about. I would not say that SKAM is the first show of its kind. Though, it may be the…

October 23, 2019
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SKAM

I think TV is trying to find more and more ways that it can always be “on.” Its reality TV that is even more relatable and can be relatable throughout the week and throughout the day. It kind of makes me sick to my stomach that young people are being subjected to such crap. Reality TV is far from reality and giving people the idea that is what normal looks…

October 23, 2019
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Blog Post #8 – SKAM

While reading the article for SKAM, I thought it was really interesting to create a show via Facebook posts and have it be in real time. It’s definitely a different way to watch a show. It reminds me how 13 Reasons Why made instagram accounts for the characters, and the characters would interact with each other as they would’ve in the show. This makes the characters feel more real as…

October 23, 2019
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Blog Post (Skam)

After reading “The New Yorker” and finding a YouTube video explaining “Skam”. (fb page failed) “Skam” does something incredible, it connects the audience even after they have left the episode. The show accomplishes this by posting on social media from one of the characters. Whom ever sees the post then can see the context of the post in the following episode. This is a brilliant idea because it connects with…

October 22, 2019
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#8: SKAM & The Social Media Narrative

I had never even heard of SKAM Austin or its Norwegian original until I read a New York times article discussing the new show that incorporates actors and on set footage with social media interaction. And to me it is an intriguing concept but it also brings to mind some sobering and worrying thoughts about the future of narrative storytelling in film and television. If you ask me there is…

October 22, 2019
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Job Profile Assignment: Everybody’s Music Man

Here is my mid term project a job profile on the owner of Everybody’s Music in Vancouver, WA an old school record shop. A huge thanks goes to Joel for allowing me to not only interview him but also shoot in his shop. And if you like records or even collect movies like I do, definitely stop by sometime. Its a wonderful atmosphere and the deals are pretty good. Now…

October 22, 2019
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Getting the audience into the story, SKAM.

I think that the idea of a networked tv series or webisode with the audience interacting on social media is really interesting. This almost blends the idea of television and video games. It allows the audience to really get into the story. Even to feel like a part of it. Letting the audience actually see into these people lives from a real point of view is really interesting, because this…

October 22, 2019
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Blog Post “Networked Cinema”

After reading through the “SKAM” article, the idea of a online audience interactive series seems more feasible in my perspective. Early forms of this audience interaction come to mind, such as the audience text feature where they could vote or give an opinion on a show. But going the extra mile to create multiple social media accounts and post history done in the manner like SKAM brings a new level…

October 22, 2019
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Enhancing Cinema Through Social Interaction

The whole premise of characters in a fictional show having real social media accounts is interesting to me. The biggest reason is because in a way the story does not need the new episodes to continue. Assuming what the characters say on social media is canon, everything they say matters and could influence what happens on film. If I were following a character, I would in many ways treat them…

October 22, 2019
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SKAM

I found it very fascinating to learn about SKAM and how the article relates it to the television show Riverdale. I have found myself staying up late many nights trying to uncover the mysteries the show reveals and continue watching because of the cliffhangers that has been mentioned in the article. The director and screen writers are not new at this as it has been very well thought about, planned,…

October 22, 2019
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Skam – Networked TV Blog – Dylan Niehaus

The idea of Skam as an interactive TV series that plays out on social media is definitely interesting. I enjoy it as a concept and I think that it is employed properly in a high school setting, as young teenagers are most likely to create interesting drama dynamics on social media, making the interactive posts make sense. Unfortunately, Facebook was acting up on me and I was unable to view…

October 22, 2019
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