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COGN 21 Notes - Still Image Making 18:50 Scenes from the...

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Unformatted text preview: Still Image Making 18:50 Scenes from the House Dream David Hoffos: I have sought to reveal and examine the sources of illusion found within genre movies, stage magic, theme ppark attractions, 19th century parlours, and museum displays. The evolution of my work has been a steady process of accumulating and inventing techniques and devices and then applying and refining them... Installations : a work that is installed in a gallery. Experimental o They merge the work with the space. o many are multichannel works o trying to address things that are neglected by our popular media. Installation Work o involve setting furniture ect. (possible) Reflexive (directs us to think about the conventions of the medium and it's history) o watching a diorama of a narrative. o makes you more conscious of the pieces of the whole o it's disjointed and things are taking taken out of context. o the medium is film. o narrative continuity o length.. a 10 minute film can now be put onto youtube.. formats are not always conventional on youtube, but are like the experimental flms Trip to the Moon George Melies, France, 1902 - proprietor of a theatre and magic show. Early narrative construction Luminaries recreate the illusions of everyday things. Inspired by novels by Jules Verne and H G Wells Series of single shot scenes Used cinema in new ways to extend theatrical staging and magic shows Constructing Images - Framing and the frame Elements of a good shot No rules that can't be broken Elements - cohesive? Eye Trace - how your eyes are directed around the image. triangles are important to keep our eyes from just moving back and forth Thought provoking Cues things that lead us to other elements in the plot. Photography Framing - the outer boundaries have a very strong effect on the image Rule of thirds Head-room - the space above the object Nose-room (lead-room) - the space in front of the direction the object is facing. Expectations - framing that breaks out of the rules can be used to create anticipation for another object. Composition : X (left to right), Y (top to bottom), and Z axes (front to back) Z axis blocking is about offset of the different planes in the depth of an image. vectors, will give a sense of perspective. Type of Shot : Medium, Wide, Close up, Extreme Close Up Depth of Field Camera Angle Lighting Color Image and Motion 18:50 Lighting Terms we use: High key more distributed Soft light high contrast. Low key High Contrast Soft light Flat light Color Saturated - happy, bright, energetic Muted - soft, dream state, memory, soft emotion...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COGN 21 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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COGN 21 Notes - Still Image Making 18:50 Scenes from the...

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