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This is the Google Doc that Ezra and I had started, the pink writing are some of the ideas that I had come up with. I love drafting it is a great process, I love getting all the silly ones out there and realising that they’re aren’t so silly. If we didn’t do the original poem, than I would have loved to do the ‘girls going out’ idea with inner monologues. It would have been a fun and completely different experience, it would have also been a challenge and something I would have liked to have done. The sounds we could have created would have been great like bottle opening, make up related sounds, hair dryer etc. I would have also liked a further comedic element like my cat have a monologue, that would have been great!

The poem was inspiring, beautiful and relatable. I enjoyed working on such a unique and original piece which aims such a positive message to everyone.

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It was fun to get people to read out the poem, not so much fun asking people what they’re insecure about. This was my second person who I recorded with on a H2 Zoom (well that’s what it said on the bag, unsure which one it really was). The recording of the last verse only had taken myself and the other person twenty five seconds. They’re short and to the point which was great as we weren’t likely to confuse someone. I needed to tell my person the tone and speed we desired but not to get too caught up in the technical part, just read it how you feel. This was the third attempt at him reading the poem, he read it with emotion and at the right speed we wanted. I held the device away from his mouth incase of any popping noises, and he had a strong voice so lying down was okay to read the poem. If someone had a weak voice I probably would have asked them to sit up and and that way we get clear audio. There where no issues with this audio and I’m glad I recorded this via my Mac. It as an interesting reflection piece as really I should have been looking at my levels. But in all a great experience and I thank both him and Tina for helping me out on this project.

Team work is something that you will have to encounter throughout your life, and University is no exception. As a team you need to realise really fast that everyone has an opinion and you can’t see that as a negative thing. You need to learn from one another, like I thought music throughout the piece would be good but both my team members and faculty showed me that it could end up too ‘cheesy,’ a thought that didn’t even cross my mind. Editing is extremely hard when it comes to a group, I began the editing process for around an hour and a half, and as I closed up on the two hour session I got booted out of the room. Than We all edited as a team, it was hard with only one mouse, and I had to explain where I was going and it took a while to get the ball moving, but when we did we got to work really well. We had some great ideas flowing especially around highlighting the one words and having one person read the poem at the end. As a group we worked really well, and I’m glad that we had chosen to work together as Joyce was amazing at editing and collecting the voices, Ezra had some unique ideas and the online work would still barley touched if it wasn’t for her. 

Great ideas! 

  • You’re not 12, everyone has a casual job or somewhere they need to be and the faster you accept this and work around it as a team the better. 
  • Allow people to fully talk before exchange your ideas, you never know where theres could end up. 
  • Take breaks! Casual chatting really does wonders for creativity and you will find yourself actually wanting to be there. 

I really love my group, they’re both amazing girls and would love to work with them again one day! 

Our aim was to show a vast range of insecurities, which were going to be displayed through different gender, ages and nationalities. I decided to take that one step further and see what the last verse of the poem would be like in another language. Tina speaks fluent Greek and translated the poem for me. Watching her translate the poem was also interesting, as it was deemed more complex in Greek then in English. It had taken a full ten minutes to translate and than only a few minutes to record. The recording was great! I loved how it sounded so ethnic and unique, completely different to anything else that we had recorded. The reason why we didn’t place this in our finished piece was due to the lack of other languages. If we managed to get someone who spoke Italian, French, Spanish etc, then we could have used this recording. Greek was too random when placed together with our other audio. I’m still glad that I had recorded this and attempted to implement it in our piece, was an interesting experience.

Social media has endless supply of an audience, its highly accessible and can be viewed anywhere in the world by anyone. On top of that it’s easy to navigate and has great possibilities for interaction. You can use social media in many ways throughout an interactive documentary, like utilizing different platforms for example statuses on Facebook, locations on Twitter and photos on Instagram. The social media will not only help produce an interactive documentary but it will also advance it. What that I’ve learned from last week and hopefully will expand of this week, revolves around the idea of public and private space being utilized in a unique and individual way. Many ideas raised from this were targeted at large public areas like Bourke Street etc. Some of our ideas involved buskers, signs, baked goods and pretty much a social experiment to see how people would react. This is all very exciting and I can’t wait too keep expanding our ideas and hopefully gain a viral feel through social media. This idea of viral is an idea that sparks a chain of views, something that people have either never seen before, crazy, emotionally driven or just so funny to so many people. The interactive documantary needs to sustain an audience’s attention throughout the entire time, by sparking curiosity using social media it can go along way. 

So I thought that a smart mob was meant to be a group of people organized by social media for a cause. This can be defined as a group of people that are not organized who decided that they wish to dance in New York for E-Week in 2013. The title of this YouTube video is extremely misleading and this flash mob is more funny in a sad way than entertaining, especially the poor boy at the back who is completely beyond lost (you can put your weaker dancers at the back but when you film from above, you can’t hide him that easily). In all this film goes for 8min and 16 sec, I had to stop it at 1min and 31sec as it was that intolerable. Also the fact it goes for 8min is a little too long for comfort, I mean they’re in a public space ‘dancing’ for a full 8min would make me leave the shopping center not stay in curiosity. Overall a fail of a smart mob and really should be re named. 

This is a trial and error program that requires a lot of planning and detail for attention. Today we did a trial run with the program using three of Jasmine’s videos and attempting to make a short film using three thumbnails. 

To begin with you would need to first click on your .mov and then And then another window will be displayed. Think of a creative and maybe even slightly abstract ‘In Keywords’ for your film. The purpose of having an ‘In Keyword’ is to allow your video to later be linked into other videos. An ‘Out Keyword’ then allows that video to be linked

 

Don’t think of it as a narrative, make sure the story links, theme, good interface, moments in time and that’s when your theme becomes important holding them all together. Like a poem, text thread and attempt to make it poetic.

 

FILE EXPORT FOR WEB

OPTION TO SAVE INTO A DIFFERENT FOLDER

LINKS NEED TO BE STRONG  

CYBERDUCK SFTP

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LAST STEP WOULD BE TO TRY AND LOCATE YOUR FILM ONLINE THEN INSERT URL OR EMBEDE THE FILM ON YOUR BLOG ALONG WITH THE ESSAY!!

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INTERFACES

4×3 – right

SETTINGS

DEFAULT BACKGROUND IMAGE

 

 

REFRENCE ANY IMAGES USED AS BACKGROUNDS IN BLOG 

Nervously watching the clock as the time drew closer and closer to being on-air, and Jessie was no where to be seen. We all got up and made our way to studio two where, we met a calm and collected Jessie walking through the doors. I was so thankful she made it in time, as I was already a little nervous about paneling, as I haven’t done that in years. Sitting down I had brief moments of complete blankness and than realizing that I had only 1min and 45sec left to cue everyones mics and the first audio CD. Quickly I cued everything and lined up our theme, 5,4,3,2,1 and we were on-air.

Overall the show went amazingly, I was so grateful to have such an amazing and active group that support each other. My biggest mistake was that I thought my producer Jenny put the CD I had to play next on my left side. I than grabbed a CD without looking and quickly cued it. In all it was the wrong CD, in fact it was the previous show’s CD, and we had no idea who it was by or how long it went for as it was a burned disk. This than set me off into a panic and we let it play for a while as we discussed our next move. We all decided to change it to the right song, however we were stuck with not knowing when this wrong one ended. I faded down the wrong one, put in a sting, than played the correct disk/song. Later on we told Elizabeth what had happened and she advised us that we should have just let the wrong song finish and than play the right one. That would have been our plan if we knew when the wrong song ended, but now we know for next time. It was a minor mistake and I have learned a lot from it, next time the panel operator should be in charge of music so that way they know which disk and when to play it, also to label burned disks.

Jenny worked so hard as producer, she even organized the on-air interview, and Tom and Jessie had collaborated amazingly to produce great and interesting questions. Zoe worked hard throughout the show as our on-air producer, tweeting and uploading everything. Group 6 is a great group and I loved our first show together, I can’t wait for the next one!

http://www.themediastudents.net/im1/2013/natasha.zirafi/

Natasha Zirafi

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When developing a Korsakow film, you must realize that you’re not creating a linear narrative, but a story that develops through experimentation. That idea was so hard for me to grasp, until I remembered one tutorial where we were advised to look at it like a poem. I got a little annoyed at the fact that it was highly experimental and that you have to keep exporting it and preying you’re your links would actually link. I began to get better at it in time of course and by looking at the film in a poetic way some how this helped and I began my Korsakow journey.

To begin with I uploaded my fifteen videos and then I provided Korsakow with my in and out words. The in and out words were my downfall and it was hard for me to get three thumbnails on all clips, but I did it. I enjoyed creating interfaces though, and inserting backgrounds, which was a chance to add a little extra to my video. I chose not to edit my films before using Korsakow because I believe that the raw audio adds a little bit of warmth and originality. I also chose not to add music, as I looked some up, for example I looked up a softly playing piano for the wedding video, however it felt too impersonal.

I would say that my structure is not the strongest as my aim was to keep my videos in the category they were shot in; links could be supplied through the text that I have provided with my videos. The links are hidden in the text but I believe the clues to be pretty obvious, however if you don’t get the right clue it doesn’t matter, because the film is designed to end the same way. Each clip describes what the clip means to me, my emotion at the time of filming it, or simply taking it as a metaphor (like the escalators moving forward).  In a way the text was poetic, or maybe it seems that way to me as I have a personal connection to the film?

I have learned a lot when it comes to making Korsakow film’s, to begin with create stronger links between each video, using the key words. I feel like I spent hours just trying to get my videos to connect to each other due to my messy key wording, if I had just used simple and strong words I would have cut my time in at least half. I have learned that even if a film holds no narrative, you can still gain a lot of meaning. I hated the fact that Korsakow has no narrative, in fact I tried to force one on my video, however accepted that it wont work and then tried a more poetic approach.

In a way my film was successful in that I used three thumbnails throughout majority of my videos, there is one patch and towards the end no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t link them all. However I feel like if I had made stronger connections with key words, my video would have been a lot better. I’m still extremely proud of my video, considering how hard I found Korsakow to be and if I was to make another film using Korsakow, I would want to read more about it and hopefully utilize more features.

My film: 

http://www.themediastudents.net/im1/2013/natasha.zirafi/

Reference:

Galaxy background:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cluster_MACS_J0717.5%2B3745_.jpg

Love heart background:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Un_Vampiro_Enamorado.jpg

Change sign:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neon_sign,_%22CHANGE%22.jpg