10/18 Class Review

Continuation of critiques of projects inspired by historic moving image techniques

Discussion of tripod vs. handheld techniques

Review of Camera techniques practiced with cameras on and headphones/earbuds in listening to sounds of camera, mic, interaction, and environment

  • Camera Movement Terms
    • Pan
    • Tilt
    • Cant
    • Zoom
    • Dolly
    • Truck
    • Pedestal
    • Arc
    • Tracking shot
    • POV shot
  • Camera Angles/Related Terms
    • Bird’s eye
    • High angle
    • Eye level
    • Low angle
    • Dutch angle (canted angle)
    • Aerial


  • Framing
    • Long shot
    • Medium shot
    • Medium closeup
    • Closeup
    • Extreme closeup

In class assignment:

  • Find a spot that makes you feel good and using whatever materials you prefer, create an abstract drawing in 45 minutes
    • The surface may be any shape or material
    • You may use line, tone, shading, color, geometric shapes, etc.
      • You do not have to use all of these
    • You may not depict people, places, things – anything recognizeable
    • Make sure to consider composition

Discussion of graphic scores:


  • Read the article above
  • Take a photograph of the finished drawing. Name the file after yourself (ex: DBernagozzi.jpg), and add it to the following Google Drive folder:
  • Spend time with your score and let it speak to you
  • Plan a video and sound piece based on your score (PLAN DUE MONDAY, PIECE DUE NOV. 1st)
    • Identify the following for both video and audio (Toru Takemitsu, Study for Vibration image in article may be a useful example)
      • What direction are you reading the score?
        • Left to right or right to left?
        • Top to bottom or bottom to top?
        • Outside to center or center out?
        • Diagonally?
        • In a spiral?
        • Some other way?
      • What do colors (if any) signify?
      • What do changes in line thickness and/or direction signify?
      • What do shapes or patterns signify?
      • If you used more than one type of drawing tool, what do the different tools signify?
      • If lines or shapes intersect or are overlaid, what does that mean?
      • What else are you interpreting and how?
    • The audio does not have to be musical in any way, but can be
    • The video may be recognizable or abstract
    • Note that you may interpret the score differently for the audio and video portions
      • Example: left to right for video and right to left for audio
    • You may decide to interpret different portions of the score for video or audio
      • Example: black is the video score and color is the audio score, drawing is the video and negative space is the audio, curves are video and angles are audio
      • You may also include all information in interpretation of both video and audio – it’s up to you
  • As always, all content must be original content created by you
  • Make sure the piece reflects you as a creator
  • Your finished piece should be 1 to 2 minutes long and include the following:
    • Minimum 4 of the above camera movements
    • Minimum 3 of the above camera angles
    • Minimum 3 of the above types of framing
  • Upload your plan to the same Google Drive, named after yourself
  • Your final project will be due Wednesday, November 1st




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