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December 20, 2007

Critique #4 Final Project

Out of all the projects that I have done in this class; I feel that this one was the most successful in presentation and in concept. Although I should have moved Alan’s stuff out of the way in the installation room, I’m still glad that I presented in that room because that space is a little more professional looking than a normal critique room. I don’t think that by having the curtains blocking people in ruined the presentation, it just interrupted the flow of people moving from one side of the screen to the other. I would like to think that the concept of my project was more important than how I used the space. I’m glad that I got the amount of feedback that I did about how I could use the space in different ways because I have never used an installation room to present anything before. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to use the installation room again because I like how the audience is allowed to be interactive and move around the piece to view different perspectives.
I felt that I was successful with the final project in terms of the product itself and the concept. My original idea was similar to what I finally ended up doing, and I’m glad that I was able to develop my ideas by viewing the work of the artist who incorporated emotion into his work as well as themes of time, and pre-conceived expectations. I liked how the viewers of his work experienced emotional agitation/excitement, which is what I was aiming for in my project by using a hand gently touching a female’s body. I hope that I was as successful in this as I hoped because I was desensitized by the visuals after watching and editing it so much in final cut. I also hope that I got my point across with the music that I chose. To me, each piece sounded radically different from one another, was clear in the stereotypes, and put each piece into the right context that I was aiming for. Apparently some people couldn’t differentiate between the pieces of music, which sucks for them!

Critique #4 Final Project

Out of all the projects that I have done in this class; I feel that this one was the most successful in presentation and in concept. Although I should have moved Alan’s stuff out of the way in the installation room, I’m still glad that I presented in that room because that space is a little more professional looking than a normal critique room. I don’t think that by having the curtains blocking people in ruined the presentation, it just interrupted the flow of people moving from one side of the screen to the other. I would like to think that the concept of my project was more important than how I used the space. I’m glad that I got the amount of feedback that I did about how I could use the space in different ways because I have never used an installation room to present anything before. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to use the installation room again because I like how the audience is allowed to be interactive and move around the piece to view different perspectives.
I felt that I was successful with the final project in terms of the product itself and the concept. My original idea was similar to what I finally ended up doing, and I’m glad that I was able to develop my ideas by viewing the work of the artist who incorporated emotion into his work as well as themes of time, and pre-conceived expectations. I liked how the viewers of his work experienced emotional agitation/excitement, which is what I was aiming for in my project by using a hand gently touching a female’s body. I hope that I was as successful in this as I hoped because I was desensitized by the visuals after watching and editing it so much in final cut. I also hope that I got my point across with the music that I chose. To me, each piece sounded radically different from one another, was clear in the stereotypes, and put each piece into the right context that I was aiming for. Apparently some people couldn’t differentiate between the pieces of music, which sucks for them!

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November 28, 2007

Critique for Jenn

Jenn's project was about the social, cultural, and racial divisions in the world. Through the use of different chicken nuggets, she portrayed the fictional colonization of a country. The inhabitants of the country where then cast into two different groups according to "what was on the inside." Special rights and privileges where given to one group over the other. Eventually, the groups rebelled against their colonial masters and gained their freedom only to find they still where cast into two different groups. Fighting ensued and eventually only one nugget from each side was left.

I believe this project meets the guidelines for a perfect world. It shows what can happen in a not so perfect world and how this type of thing could be avoided. I also thought the voices used in the film where excellent for the point they where trying to make. Lastly, the overall quality and seamlessness of the motion was good.

Critique Jenn's Project 3

I'm not sure if I understand Jenn's project fully in the theme of "Invent a Perfect World." I think she's using some kind of revolutionary form to it, and how one group is suppressing another in this case the waffles over the curds. After constant fighting the country burns in flames and there are two survivors. The two survivors begins to do drugs which is a start of a new movement. So I interpret her "Perfect World" theme as after hard times or war times there is a new start.

There was one main setting in her video which was on the table, or in the video t he village of the curds. It does reflect ideas of time and space because she has curds and waffles moving so we get that much about that. Because of how the story played out, I do think that it helped convey the goal she was trying to get across. Waffles asking curds for identifications, then killing them to find out. I thought it was edited well and shot well. One thing I did find funny was that it seemed like the flames died and she had to relight and burn her table a few more times.

The sound itself worked great. She was able to pull off multiple voices and narrate the whole video also. It helped convey the ideas of the work that she was getting across and helped us understand it a lot more.

What stood out to me the most was the sound. The video itself was good, but I thought the sound made it much better. The narrating and voice overs on curds and waffles were great because it helped the audience understand what was really going on in her video.

November 27, 2007

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November 26, 2007

Eating with furniture

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November 24, 2007

Critique for Chaz's project

I really enjoyed Chaz’s project because of the use of the split screen. I think that this added feature really added a lot to the paradox that he was trying to convey. I also liked that he used a compare method to show his utopian world. He was the only one in the class who used this method. I appreciated that he used himself as the protagonist in his animation. The narrative followed a linear pattern, which started as himself as a college student going through a typical day on campus and himself as a professional going to a typical day of work from 9:00am to 5:00pm. I enjoyed seeing the comparison and it made me realize that even though college can be stressful, we as college students have it pretty good. There is minimal responsibility and the best part about being in college is that we don’t have a boss! Most college students work really hard in their classes and choose to major in a subject where the jobs are lucrative, stable, and well paying, which to a young person in college seems very attractive and perhaps is a utopian dream, which is the paradox in Chaz’s idea of a utopian world. Most lucrative and stable jobs are extremely boring and spontaneity is not a choice for most of those who are supporting families. Chaz realizes this, and will probably always be conscious of this because he knows that the 9-5 job will eventually end up happening to him because he is career choice thus far is engineering.
I think that the project was very effective, although it probably could have been longer just show more of the “boring day at work? that the worker was experiencing as opposed to the “care-free? days that the college student experiences. I understand that it was probably difficult to judge how long it would be because of the stop-motion technique. I had a hard time judging how long a scene would be as well in doing my animation. I like the use of no narrative or voice over or any dialogue. I was very content to just watch how the two scenarios played out in the animation. I think that it was a good choice to not add voices because it wasn’t necessary to do so.

Proposal for Final Project

My ideas for this project are heading in the direction of sound, and how that affects our interpretation of visual images. This idea stems from previous films that I have watched and have realized that most of the impact that the film has on me is because the sound and music is so powerful. This is especially true in horror and drama films. I have never been a fan of horror films because I have come to realize that the only scary thing about them is the music and sound. What I’m wanting to do for this final project is challenge people’s thought process by assigning sound pieces with different moods to the same footage found in a particular horror film. My goal is to stimulate thought about what we predict to see visually based on what we hear, and how we interpret certain images based on the sounds that build the context around the image. The execution of this project will consist of either a looped image taken from a horror film with different sound pieces playing during each looping, or have different scenes playing while the same sound piece is looping, or I could do both.

Critique for Tany's project


I really enjoyed Tanya’s animation because it had a very homemade feel to it and everything was created and produced by her. I also like the simplicity that she used in order to get her point across. The animation starts out with the worm befriending those who he approaches and then eats them symbolizing murder or possibly greed. The fairy, which represents justice, casts a spell on him turning him into a mushroom, which becomes a home for a toad that doesn’t treat him very well. The worm ends up with what he deserves, which is to be punished, not by enforced laws, but by fate, or in other words, karma. This project as a whole definitely fits into the theme “invent a perfect world,? because justice being served as a part of everyone’s destiny verses by an act of free-will is a very utopian idea and concept. And Tanya was able to convey this idea in a very real and simplistic way that people of all ages can interpret. The style reminded me a lot of South Park, not only because of the paper cut outs, but the moral aspect of the project as well as adding a little bit of adult humor. The narrative follows the same conventional narrative that is used in children’s books in order for them to use a linear thought process to come to a conclusion. “The Hungry Worm? also follows the same structure as the song “Little Bunny Foo-Foo? This was very clear because the song was being hummed during the introduction to the animation and then in the end, however, the audience would have understood this even with out the theme song. I really liked the sound in the animation because it was simple and funny, and Tanya produced all of it. All of the sound effects were pretty straightforward and were timed to fit the actions in the animation. I thought that Tanya’s project was one of more successful animations in the class because of the style of using paper cutouts. She was the only one that used this style and perhaps that is why it stood out so much. Her project also was effective because of the use of the analogy. I always appreciate work that is simple in content but has a much larger deeper meaning.

Critique for Bax's project

Bax’s animation starts out with King Arthur and the one evil villain left in the world. Eventually, a crew of super hero/good guys from various niches of the super hero spectrum enters the scene to take on the one bad guy in order for the world to be a peaceful place once again. It is interesting to see that whenever somebody uses an action figure as a prop, the original name and specific super powers are kept. This adds humor to the piece because viewers understand the “inside jokes? that pertain to each character when reading the dialog. The narrative follows conventional methods, so this animation was easy to follow. First there is a confrontation between two characters and the good guy is eventually distinguished from the villain, second the good guy runs into a dilemma, third, the plot unfolds into an intense, action packed fiasco where the good-guy prevails, and all is good in the world. This fits the theme; “Invent a perfect world? quite well because in the end, there is peace and everyone can live harmoniously due to the courageous acts of the “good guys.? The structure was done in a timely fashion, however I wish that there were dialogue instead of text. Because this is an action animation where there is a lot going on, and many characters, it seems appropriate to use dialogue so the viewer doesn’t have to concentrate on reading and watching at the same time. It also would have been helpful if there were an introduction for each character so it would have been easier to place a name with each character. Other than the text being in place instead of voices, I really liked the tone of the animation, it was very innocent as if the dialogue was being made up by three or four young boys all adding in their own commentary and all wanting the same goal of being the

November 21, 2007

Critique #3 for Animation

I’m not quite sure how I feel about the execution of my project. Although I like my idea, I feel that it would have been better as a film rather than a stop-motion animation. This doesn’t mean than I didn’t like the process of doing stop-motion because I love photography and I’m glad that I can finally say that I’ve done a project using this technique, however it was rather difficult to judge whether I took enough photographs for a particular scene. The reason it was difficult was because all of my sound was a voice over and I did the photography completely separate from the narration. When I was trying to merge these two pieces together in final-cut, I realized that some scenes weren’t long enough for the voice over and visa versa. I eventually was able to make both pieces coincide with one another, however I had to speed up the narration in order to make it match. I don’t know if this was a good idea because certain words are a bit distorted. I wish there was more instruction on how to do effects and other technical strategies for final Cut because I feel like my level of ability to use the program is very basic in comparison to some of the other students in the class. I feel like perhaps I could be more creative with my execution if I knew what the program offered.
I changed my idea for my animation quite drastically from my initial proposal. I still wanted to stay in the context of social issues, and for this project, my “perfect world? is reviled in the end, which is “Cultural Unity.? This scenario with my cheese curds has a direct correlation with the genocide that took place in Rwanda between the Hutus and the Tutsis. These ethnicities where fabricated by the Belgians and has since created a deep social divide. There are no physical characteristics that distinguish one from another, just as nobody is able to tell if a cheese curd is filled with cheddar or mozzarella cheese on the inside. This was meant to be a satirical comment on the absurdity of ethnic groups fighting each other. I also wanted to do this on Rwanda because ethnic divide is so common in Africa and there are so many people dying and being killed every day, and nobody really knows about it. The American media does little reporting on foreign social events happening in the world. A massive human genocide in Darfur is happening right now, and there is very little reporting being done by American media. Along with this issue, comes another, which is the perpetuating ideal of cultural unity. Because these ideas and constructs of different ethnicities are so deeply ingrained in people’s beliefs and culture, is it too much of a utopian idea for every one to live peacefully on this earth?
I end my animation with the last two people alive, each one being from the opposing ethnicity. They unite by becoming drug buddies because it is ridiculous, just as every other mode to which people have tried to be diplomatic towards each other and live peacefully has been a failure.

November 19, 2007

The non-sound sound Project: Project #1

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Project #1 Audacity: Dinner

The idea behind this project is to listen carefully to a dinner being made, the process of eating the dinner, and cleaning up after the meal. This is all done very fast to imitate this day in age where everyone is in a rush. People don't take the time anymore to make a meal, sit down and enjoy it. This piece is intended for people to take the time to listen, not only dinner noises, but subtle noises in general that we don't pay attention to on a daily basis. Do we take these noises for granted?

Technology In Our Daily Lives

Technology is so ingrained in our daily lives that its hard to take a step back and count all of the uses that are out there. literally it is unending because technology keeps advancing every day. The most fascinating thing about technology is all of the converging of devices that are being invented such as cell phones that you can not only talk on but check your email, listen to music, watch videos, take pictures and so on and so on. Technology is wonderful in that it makes a lot of daily tasks very convienent and a lot less stressful. However whenever there is something very good that is present there is always a negative component. Humans depend on technology to make it through the day, and i think that we depend on it a little too much. If there was a major crash in all the servers world wide, everything would be in complete chaos. We should all be fortunate that we have the privilege of having access to a wide variety of technologies, but we should also be conscious of how we go about things in case technology is not readily available to us at any point in the future.

Project Proposal #2 for Final Cut Pro

My initial idea is to use a large ball covered in toilet paper as the “model? or “actor? for my video. I will kind of be playing off a previous project that I did with the ball but consisted of taking photographs of it instead of a movie. The idea of my previous project was “a day in the life of a college student? with the toilet ball being the college student. I did it in a sort of mocking way and also very extreme. My idea for this project would be to use the ball of toilet paper in “how do live in the suburbs? I would film the ball in various spaces such as the mall, chain stores, and neighborhoods in a suburb of Minneapolis, such as Plymouth for example. Since I have moved up here to Minneapolis when I was a freshman, I have taken a peculiar interest in suburbs, mainly because I grew up no where near a suburb and find it interesting to meet groups of people from them.not that they are a different species or anything, but a lot of people that I have meet have this tension between themselves and everyone else around them in a competition sort of way. I worked in the Ridgedale mall over the summer and I had a nagging feeling about it the entire time. I was really disturbed by the fact that there wasn’t any family owned businesses and all the homes were track homes. Nothing seemed to be original, and it really bothered me. It bothers me even more so that some many people strive in life to live in these kinds of places. I really don’t understand what is so spectacular about these areas. I found these places really easy to ridicule and make fun of so I thought that a ball of toilet paper would be the perfect suburban actor for this role.
My ideas for filming this will either consist of a friend pulling a string with the ball attached, so the ball is independent or I will have my friend hold the ball in the palm and away from her body so the ball will seem to be off the ground. I really want this to be a silent film for a least part of it. I’m thinking of using the song “Little Boxes? or have a Beethoven song. I might add some dialog in the film if I think it’s appropriate. I really don’t want the sound to be the focus; I want the images to be the main focus.

Project 2: Video Proposal

My initial idea is to use a large ball covered in toilet paper as the “model? or “actor? for my video. I will kind of be playing off a previous project that I did with the ball but consisted of taking photographs of it instead of a movie. The idea of my previous project was “a day in the life of a college student? with the toilet ball being the college student. I did it in a sort of mocking way and also very extreme. My idea for this project would be to use the ball of toilet paper in “how do live in the suburbs? I would film the ball in various spaces such as the mall, chain stores, and neighborhoods in a suburb of Minneapolis, such as Plymouth for example. Since I have moved up here to Minneapolis when I was a freshman, I have taken a peculiar interest in suburbs, mainly because I grew up no where near a suburb and find it interesting to meet groups of people from them.not that they are a different species or anything, but a lot of people that I have meet have this tension between themselves and everyone else around them in a competition sort of way. I worked in the Ridgedale mall over the summer and I had a nagging feeling about it the entire time. I was really disturbed by the fact that there wasn’t any family owned businesses and all the homes were track homes. Nothing seemed to be original, and it really bothered me. It bothers me even more so that some many people strive in life to live in these kinds of places. I really don’t understand what is so spectacular about these areas. I found these places really easy to ridicule and make fun of so I thought that a ball of toilet paper would be the perfect suburban actor for this role.
My ideas for filming this will either consist of a friend pulling a string with the ball attached, so the ball is independent or I will have my friend hold the ball in the palm and away from her body so the ball will seem to be off the ground. I really want this to be a silent film for a least part of it. I’m thinking of using the song “Little Boxes? or have a Beethoven song. I might add some dialog in the film if I think it’s appropriate. I really don’t want the sound to be the focus; I want the images to be the main focus.

Project 3: Animation Proposal

For this project I want to do a stop-motion using photography. My initial ideas are to photograph around Minneapolis including campus, areas around campus, downtown and hopefully areas of suburbs, and basically anywhere I feel like. I want to juxtapose these contrasts next to each other with the idea that although people live radically different lives according to what part of town they life in; everything in its natural state is somewhat miraculous in a sense. Isn’t human struggle kind of perfect, and kind of necessary? We all do things to better our lives and consistently look for a utopian sanctuary where we can rest at ease, but sooner or later, we become restless of resting and we intentionally search for struggle only so we can find incentive to hold our hands above our heads to climb that invisible latter of integrity.
When I take myself outside the realm of being human and living within these social inequalities, I have come to realize that everything in this life has a certain quality about it that makes it beautiful. If you take all of the poverty and all of the wealth and everything in between that we all share not physically but emotionally, don’t we all realize on some level, that life is wonderful?

Critique #2 for Eating with Furniture

For this project, I had a dilemma because I was satisfied with the raw footage and the ideas that I was able to capture, however, I wanted to have the experience of learning Final Cut Pro, so I opted to add in music and title cards to make my movie look like the rest of the class. I realize now that I should not have done this because my initial ideas were originally to contradict the template that most of the class used in order to execute their movie. Everybody in the class used a “Step One, Step Two, and Step Three? format which was a part of the “templates? that people use in our “do it yourself? culture. The execution process that I used was completely counter-intuitive to what I was trying to get across in my video. One hand I am glad that had the opportunity to learn Final Cut Pro, but on the other hand, Final Cut Pro was not a necessary tool to use for my footage.

Critique #1 for Audacity

It was really interesting to see everyone’s take on the sound piece. I felt like each person’s audio was radically different from everyone else. I also felt like there were only a few people commenting (including myself) and I really would have liked to hear other people’s comments. Perhaps a lot of people just had nothing to say. I also feel like the assignments are geared more towards being conceptual in the ideas rather than really focusing on how to use the technology. I like that the assignments are trying to get everyone to think, but I feel like the pressure to come up with a really good ideas is taking away from the involvement in using the program.

Artist Lecture: Nikki S. Lee

I was very exited to see Lee’s work because admired her way of depicting American subcultures. I wasn’t aware that she was from Korea. I thought that she was born in the United States. But the fact that she didn’t grow up in this country makes it even more interesting that she bases her work on commenting about American subcultures. Americans are aware of these different niches, but everybody is so use to it that it and the majority of Americans choose to fit into one of these categories.
Lee’s work was humorous in many ways because it was commenting on the stereotypes, but I found that the message that she was bringing forth about the different subcultures in American society is quite alarming. The fact that just anyone can so readily immerse themselves into any category is frightening. The clear message about these “subcultures? is that they contain no substance. A lot of Americans choose to identify with some type of subculture, because these identities are convenient and easy to assume. One thing that Nikki didn’t comment on is that a lot of younger Americans (teens and twenties) dress according to what music they listen to. This isn’t as prevalent in other countries. Lee did a punk, swingers and hip-hop project, but it wasn’t commenting on how young people dress like the music that they listen to.
I was also really amazed at how Lee was able to drastically change her physical appearance to fit into these niches of people. The senior citizen project was especially intense. It just goes to show that these American “subcultures? are based on physical appearance more than anything, and if one can assume the role, then they are very likely to be accepted with really no questions asked. I can imagine that it would be strange to grow up in a country were everyone is the same race and all very similar and then travel to a country where people live drastically different lives which heavily depends upon what part of town you live in.

November 5, 2007

Project #3 Proposal #1 for Animation

For this project I want to do a stop-motion using photography. My initial ideas are to photograph around Minneapolis including campus, areas around campus, downtown and hopefully areas of suburbs, and basically anywhere I feel like. I want to juxtapose these contrasts next to each other with the idea that although people live radically different lives according to what part of town they life in; everything in its natural state is somewhat miraculous in a sense. Isn’t human struggle kind of perfect, and kind of necessary? We all do things to better our lives and consistently look for a utopian sanctuary where we can rest at ease, but sooner or later, we become restless of resting and we intentionally search for struggle only so we can find incentive to hold our hands above our heads to climb that invisible latter of integrity.
When I take myself outside the realm of being human and living within these social inequalities, I have come to realize that everything in this life has a certain quality about it that makes it beautiful. If you take all of the poverty and all of the wealth and everything in between that we all share not physically but emotionally, don’t we all realize on some level, that life-as it is- is wonderful?

October 29, 2007

Eating With Your Very Own Furniture: Project 2 Final

For this project, I wanted to do something that was kind of strange, but also commented on the theme of being in a do-it-yourself culture. I find myself continually always wanting to comment on the "connivence" in our society, especially with food. For my audio project my initial idea was to record a dinner being made, however that idea didn't work out the way that I had planned. I still wanted to focus on the eating habits in our rushed society for the second project. "Eating With Your Very Own Furniture" brings up a point of etiquette and challenges the conventional concepts of "proper dinner manners" I also wanted to focus on the time factor with this project. In order to obtain a few bites of food with the process of using furniture, the task was slow and took several minutes. Although this is humorous, I wanted to push the limits and patients that people have while watching this. Eating in our society has become more of a chore in order to keep ourselves alive verses a social activity. along with the fast pace of the world and minute microwaveable dinners, I am nostalgic for the past that people use tho take in preparing a meal and sitting down as a family.

October 21, 2007

Edgar Heap of Birds: Artist Lecture

The relationship between form and content in Edgar Heap of Bird’s work was unusual, but at the same time very effective. The reason I say that is because his political pieces were hung like advertisements on the sides of California buses. The pieces that were done in as street signs were all displayed in a very modern way as well. The political pieces were presented almost as if it were signs for advertisement using modern tools such as roads and transit busses to exhibit them. Although the words were recognizable in correlating with Native Americans, the design had no cultural references. I thought that this was peculiar since Native American artwork is known for it’s brilliant colors and detailed patterns. I think that the collections of words were effective, but I didn’t care for the aesthetic look to the signs.
Edgar’s wooden ceremonial poles were successfully designed in a very contemporary fashion as well, which I was glad to see referenced an aspect of the culture. This was my favorite work because it was about Native American tribes continuing their traditional ceremonies in a society, which had destroyed their way of life and has no intentions of giving it back. However I don’t think that the words scribbled on the piece were very necessary because the artwork spoke without them.
I would say that Edgar’s work is a call for action. I don’t know what action specifically, perhaps a call for people in this country to be informed about the horrors of how the Europeans treated Native Americans and raped them of everything that they had.
Unfortunately a more dramatic action such as a law being passed to give them a lot of their land back probably won’t happen anytime in the future.
His work is very effective considering the Catholic Church was upset at the signs posted on the sides of the buses. He definitely arose tension, which was his goal. It’s unfortunate that the people that noticed it and were public about it were offended and wanted them taken down immediately. I can only hope that the majority felt compassion for this huge population that were here before us and was stripped of everything.
Over all I enjoyed his work, but I was a little disappointed in all the negativity of his pieces. I was hoping for more pieces that represented the tribes and culture and how modern technology and society has shaped Native Americans present culture. I do not think that the damage of European imperialism should be overlooked, but I wanted to learn more about their modern day culture, because it’s probably not dominated by consumerism like the rest of American popular culture thrives on.

October 15, 2007

Prosumerism

From reading the article, the author seemed particularly worried about the destruction of graphic design and design in general as a result of people participating in “prosumerism.? This is absolutely ridiculous to be worried about a “do it yourself? culture. People are gaining more independence and able to express themselves freely and are able to reach people around the world because of technological advances. By providing alternatives to rely on yourself to get something done or to create something yourself and not heavily depending on another person or business to do it is revolutionary. I guess some people are worried that it will stunt creativity or hurt the integrity of art, but this is not true. Art and design has never been so huge in American culture especially. It is a waste of time to be scared or critical of “prosumerism.? “Do it yourself? strategies are not going to disappear.

October 10, 2007

Eating with furniture: 2nd Project proposal for Final Cut

After my initial idea of using a ball of toilet paper as my instructor on how to live in the suburbs, I decided to go with my other random thought which is a bit more bizarre, but I think it makes for a more entertaining piece for myself to perform and for the audience to view. The video will consist of myself, and my roommate eating with furniture. I don’t want to give too many details or else nothing will be left for curiosity, however I have already started filming it and I’ve had a blast. The concept centers around etiquette as well as comments on historical context about socially acceptable ways of acting. Even though I have a theme for this video I want people to take what they want from this and form their own interpretations.

Audio reflection

I have never worked with Audacity before, so I was happy that I was able to have an opportunity to work with this program. I am also glad that I did two projects because I was able to use the program with my first project and also be more conceptual with my idea for the second sound piece. It was really interesting to see everyone’s take on the sound pieces. I felt like each person’s audio was radically different from everyone else. I also felt like there were only a few people commenting (including myself) and I really would have liked to hear other people’s comments.

September 24, 2007

Project #1 Audacity: Dinner

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