students experiment with digital video in television Studio E, CLA Video Services, 5th floor Rarig Center
students from semester 2 of Beijing Now experimenting in Television Studio E, CLA Video Services, 5th floor Rarig
Before the exhibition I want to create an installation on the wall, that will include having playing cards glued to the wall. The image will be an orderly image of a spiral that moves from the center out, encompassing the entire wall space allotted. This piece is about the notion of chance being thrown into order. Some of the cards will just sit on the wall and others will look like they are embedded on the wall, and if I can work out something to make a few of the cards sit like they are flying into the wall. Sometimes the most random circumstances will form into something beautiful.
Here is a sketch of the image I want to create. It probably will change a bit when installed on the wall, but this is the basic idea.
The main routine was choreographed by Trudy, a Dance Choreographer. The goal of this project is to recreate the routine while showing the audience its underlying story. The story is about a girl who offers friendship, misunderstood for hurt.
Dance - the beat of opportunity, explores if her misunderstandings take president over her true intent.
FIRST ROUGH CUT - MAY 5TH 09 - TUESDAY (IN CLASS)
FINAL CUT - MAY 7TH 09 - ONLINE LAUNCH
Fei Hong LUO (罗飞宏) - Photographer
Trudy Niess - The Choreographer / Aesthetic Director
Shonit Jain - Writer, Videographer, and Editor
The is the proposal written to Cheryl, when the project was first pitched to Cheryl. Project was approved, and the collaboration began.
⇒ Crisis – Global Warming, ill effects on the planet
⇒ Danger – No planet for us to live
⇒ Opportunity – Ideas to live better
Approach of Communication
Nonverbal communication is the single most powerful form of communication. More than voice or insightful rhetoric, nonverbal communication cues you as to what is on another person’s mind. My final collaborative arts piece will be sensitive to the
power of the emotions and thoughts communicated nonverbally.
Dance Choreographer‐Trudy Niess, has designed a stunning yet improvised dance routine This piece consist of loose movement, and concentrates on the touch, and interaction of human bodies. I will take this piece and brand this with a message of saving energy. The dance will intensify as regular people make the wrong decisions in the beginning, to a point of climax, after this point we will see via the eyes of actors/dancer a better world where people are making an effort to be energy efficient.
We see dancers dance across a darkly lit stage almost as though it was a ritual. We then see all of the characters introduced, co‐related to a bad habit. Each of these dancers will simply use their nonverbal emotions to communicate, without changing any steps of the dance routine choreographed by Trudy. As these bad habits are introduced with will see the effects of each bad habits, to the point where it hits the peak, which will be in‐sighting incident, from where we recede towards better practices. This will also be reflected in the way the dancers react.
• Tuesday – Edit Draft One and prepare for reshoot
• Wednesday – Final Shoot Date
• Saturday/Sunday – Edit
• Tuesday – Show to Class
• Wednesday – Reshoot/Edit
• Saturday – Reshoot /Edit
• Tuesday – Final Product / DVD & Branding & Exhibition Setup