Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Design for Media #1

Project Duncan (Week 1)

So for the next project…Project Duncan…

I want to do something experimental…

I thought about this project over spring break some and initially was thinking of perhaps filming a scene from a screenplay/script I had written last semester in screenwriting (but after reviewing it I realized it was an ambitious endeavor for only 4 weeks…so I scraped that idea). 

Over break, and as of late I’ve found myself on a David Lynch kick…(all break was spent watching Twin Peaks xP)

My inspiration actually came from a book my boyfriend showed my- “Distorted Nudes”, a book of photo-manipulations done by David Lynch when he was in the process of learning Photoshop.

I was bouncing around the idea of photo-manipulation…like in the book, but I decided that doing something manipulated/distorted and experimental with video would be a more interesting approach and a more beneficial learning experience as a whole. 

Concept wise I was thinking of exploring distortion…distortion of reality, nightmares, fever, illness/hallucinations, etc. (the idea in part came from me being sick and feverish for half of the break…I’m only now recovering :l)


Ideas & Inspiration/Sources of Reference:

(David Lynch)

 (Other Photos/Reference)


Here it is basically…all laid out for you…

So, I want to do an experimental video…

Explore distortion, nightmares, fevers, blurred reality…

Explore using and implementing compositing, green/blue screening, and other effects, in both Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro…

Week by Week:

Wk 1- Planning it all out/tests, etc.

Wk 2- Shooting footage/video, possible initial editing/tests.

Wk 3- Editing

Wk 4- Final, all my shit better be done! ;D

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Design for Media #3

Project Ron Saks (Week 3)-FINAL!!!

So it's the final week of "The Invisible Man"/Project Saks...!

;D Here's what I have for you all...



This project was a great learning experience, not only to work with other people, but also learn about others while viewing them through the lens of my camera…

I took a lot from this experience it was a great opportunity to try my hand at more documentary like film-making.



Jim, I filmed for most of the night through his LAN party and the emergency trip we had to make to the store to get an Ethernet cable/Router.

It was interesting to see how the group at the party interacted with one another. Also it was very interesting for me to see not only this interaction, but also the various dynamic and intimate relationships both Jim and his friends shared with one another.



(As a side note, my apologies regarding the length of Henry’s Video…all parts I feel work well in the video as a whole…however if given a couple more weeks, I more than likely would drastically cut it down in length.)

Henry, I filmed being interviewed by his close friend in the Marines-Greg. It was insightful for me, and overall a very worthy experience as whole. 

It was a very engrossing interview, laid back and casual, like two buddies merely swapping stories. There was depth to this interview and many things I think were revealed not only about Henry but also the whole experience of a soldier and war in general. 

I never expected to take as much from this project as I did, but I learned/experienced a different style of filming, and also getting to know someone. Each member of my group was fantastic to work with; each one was easy to get along with yet prompt and dependable whilst working on this project.  

It was a great experience, and I really wouldn’t mind working with the both/either of them again in the future.


Project Saks.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Design for Media #2

Project Ron Saks (Week 2)

So, change of plans folks!

Turns out the D&D game is now changed to a LAN party! And is taking place at the house of one of Jim's friends.

All in all should still be pretty damn interesting!

Stay tuned! :D

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Design for Media #2

Project Ron Saks (Week 2)

This past Sunday, the group documented a part of my everyday life; they all came over and chronicled me and a friend/neighbor’s cat date! :D

 (Beautiful Photo of my lovely & handsome boy Fenriz, taken by: Henry Scott)

It was an intimate exploration of the loving relationship I share with my cat/son, Fenriz ;P


For Next Week!

Since I was the subject for this week’s post/part of the project (I was portrayed as a cat lady >.>" essentially...)

Me and Henry are following around Jim, and documenting his D&D campaign/game. 

All the action will take place this Friday at 6-6:30PM on the first floor of KH!

I’m going to be filming the campaign, and have come up with some things I need to make sure to have on me/bring for the shoot.

1. Enough memory on camera/Extra SD cards  
2. Fully charged battery/Charger (Just in case you know :D)  
3. Tripod

    Also, I’ve started to plan out some potential shot’s I want of possible various compositions and POV’s.