Narrative and Interactive Cinema Blog

Ceci n’est pas Embres seems to be the story of a family who took a 6 month trip to a small village in France, and what their experience was like. Users interact with the story by choosing a piece of media from either a string of pictures (such as the 360 view at the start of the story), or from a selection of 3-4 videos, watching, and then choosing the…

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Hypercinema

First off, while I understand the need for Flash in these kinds of projects and it might be up to archiving to save these kinds of pieces, but Flash is starting to go away. I couldn’t even watch the Flash examples of hypercinema because my browser either doesn’t support or makes it extremely hard to allow a website to use Flash. I ended up watching Ceci N’est Pas Embres. I…

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Hypercinema – Ed Hanson

I tried a few of the links and didn’t get very far. I was interested in PRY, but it didn’t seem to be more of a webpage for its trailer. In the end, I chose FilmText by Mark Amerika. It reminded me a lot of computer games from the 90s. I grew up playing games like Baldur’s Gate, Diablo II and Starcraft. I wasn’t able to get very far in…

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Hypercinema

The link I chose to look at was Dreaming Methods Starting with Dreaming Methods, what I liked was the mood set within the piece. It had this somewhat ethereal and peaceful, yet eerie tone throughout the entire piece. I did keep running into the 404 error which was annoying but with what I was able to do, I enjoyed greatly. It was an interactive piece, involving the movement of objects…

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Hypercinema

Of the works assigned to view for today’s blog post, the two I chose to examine were “Film Text” and “Dreaming Methods.” Regarding the narrative expression, both create the story much differently. In “Film Text,” the entire body of work is all text based. The scenes are described, and the actions are written out as they would be in a script or the screenplay. In “Dreaming Methods,” it is more of…

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Briar Anderson Hyper Cinema blog

I chose to look at Seances and Dreaming Methods. Seances had more of a film structure without a whole lot of user interaction. Though the story changes each time you view it, there really isn’t any choice presented to the viewer. Dreaming Methods definitely follows a more database logic with lots of interaction from the user. You progress through a story by clicking on the various rooms of the house…

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Annie Hoch-South Hypercinema blog

For hypercinema, I looked at http://dreamingmethods.com/lastdream/ and Seances, by Guy Maddin. Once it loaded, dreamingmethods introduces the player to odd old house with a story. The player can interact with the moving image and it uses elements like sound to indicate what is happening. When I first tried to interact with the picture, I tried to click on the door. I kept hearing a bang sound and couldn’t get in. My mouse…

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Hyper cinema.

The experience with hyper cinema was rather ill-contrived I think. I chose seances and I forgot the name of the other one but recall it being a four room house that seemed to act like a point and click adventure game. I’m not sure what to make  of these kind of works. I believe the chapter you had us read was from Manovich’s The Language of New Media, A book…

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Briar Anderson Job Profile Final Cut

My biggest issues were trying to have the visual evidence fit the descriptions he was giving (it all hinged upon what particular project he was working on when I filmed), and having an overhead fan on above us so you can hear the wind in the interview. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remove the wind sound without damaging the interview too much, so it is a little bit distracting.  

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Final Project proposal

Topic: Social Anxiety, I guess? Or whatever it is that makes it hard for me to talk to people! The video/s will be focusing more on how this affects conversation and thought rather than the causes of it. Form: A series of short (anywhere from 10-30 seconds) videos exploring different social situations (a short encounter with someone at a store, passing someone on the sidewalk…). What I’m exploring: Hybrid spaces/Glitching,…

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Hybrid, Interview, and Video Essays

For the hybrid video, I layered a video of the 2017 eclipse, 2 different views of the video in which a guy lights an orb of matches on fire, and a view of Earth. I know we don’t need to have our job interviews done, but here is mine already. Blog post: I watch video essays often, including many TedTalks. The language used in them allows for the speaker to…

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Final Project Blog

For my final project I am thinking of creating a horror story involving me and my friend. I would either be the cameraman or the actor with my friend doing the camera (I would be directing the cinematography of the video). I would incorporate a blend of the loop video that we did in the beginning of class and I would incorporate an element of hybrid cinema. My goal is…

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Hybrid Video and Video Essay Blog

Video:   Video Essay: I don’t really know how to explain this in a way that isn’t overly obvious. The voice-over and images of video essays combine in a way that is structured like, and representative of a written essay: a thesis statement is given at the start of the video, the voice over gives us the topic sentences of each paragraph, and both the voice and the images combine…

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Video Essay Blog/Final Project Scope

When it comes to video essays, the use of imagery and spoken word is very valid at persuading people to feel a certain way. The video I found most interesting was the video that compared spoken text speed and rhythm vs. other video essay videos. Not only was speed imperative for the ethos behind Tony Zhou’s video essays compared to those of Kevin Lee’s essays, but the tone Zhou used…

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Video Essay Blog

One of the most powerful things about video essays is their strong ability to communicate messages through the combination of video, audio, picture, and creative animation. Video essays are actually one of my favorite YouTube video types. They work so well thanks to the combination of different media. For example, if you are trying to convey a message about a film, you would compile clips and provide a commentary of…

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Job Profile – Ed Hanson

This assignment made me think outside of the box; I encountered many obstacles and challenges. I had to use several tools in Premiere (color correction, speed/duration, cropping/sizing) to make the interview have fluidity. I used other programs to fade the music in and out and used the internal gain inside of Premiere to make sure all audio levels were even. The interview was shot over several days at different locations…

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Final project

For my Final Project I plan on doing a set of three 2-3 minute video essays on amusement park attractions and trivia. I plan on separating the three videos out into three categories; the first being on the history of a type off attraction, In which I explain the development of the attraction and several innovations that came as the attraction began to modernize (example are things like the history…

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