Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The rough theatre article was an interesting read. Although the author made interesting points like the transition to electric music and how "a building" doesn't make a theatre a theatre, however I disagree with the statement that rough theatre doesn't pick and choose. In a way art always picks and choosers and is originally made for a specific audience. Rough theatre, or theatre is suppose to connect with the people. in a very miniscule way i can connect it to some of the things we have filmed in 6x1. in particular the Anaglyph long take. we almost had no time to shoot it and we had to improvise as people do all the time in theatre. this resulted in a raw feel that required an amazing performance from one of our group members. because the filming was so bootleg, the entire movie relied on the acting, like theatre. As a result of having to improv and act things out on multiple projects, the concept of rough theatre was incorporated. But here is the thing, in my opinion, and this is formed after taking countless ancient greek history classes, theatre is an art that has evolved. If you look at the circus we can see a steady progression from court jesters, to carnivals, to fairs to amusement parks. If you look at sports, specifically running, which is a sport man has been doing for thousands of years, the technology has evolved tremendously and has yielded far greater results because of it. theatre cannot be treated any differently. Without debate theatre has evolved into film where the technology has allowed us to time complex tracking shots, helicopter views, explosions and due to multiple takes, getting the best possible performance out of actors. Film can create worlds and can connect to audiences today that theatre cannot. It is a dead art. Just like latin. But that does not mean it is not enjoyable. It just cant keep up with film.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Film manipulation was an awesome experience. Learning about the experimental side of film stock gave me a new appeciation and discipline when working with 16mm as the actual canvas. Seeing the finished product was even more awesome. Regardless of the awesome process i do not see my self using film when it comes to video extensively in the future. If you look at it from a resource point of view, the "grain" look can be applied digitally and without spending money. i know its not "real', but its not all about staying true to film stock. And in this day and age film is almost directly associated with HD. unless its a dream sequence or a flashback i cannot see myself using film that much. That being said, photography is completely different. i actually prefer shooting on film and in my opinion film manipulation and 35mm grain looks better than DSLR cameras. Maybe this is because photography and capturing an image has almost nothing to do with image quality, unlike my opinions on film.
acoustic ecology is a very interesting concept. The relationship between living beings, sounds, and a natural enviornment is something worth studying. However, some things regarding the reading are a little ridiculous. Specifically the term "noise activism". quite frankly that makes little to almost no sense. using a word like activism requires many more things besides solely sound. I understand the point and angle they are trying to come at but activism is way to deep and complex to pigeon hole into a single sense. That being said, the study of sound in relation to nature is awesome and worth looking into. it is something that film makers cannot avoid and it is something that we as humans can relate to and connect with when we hear certain sounds. The film industry could expand this theory and let is spill into other aspects of filmmaking, such as angles, movements and especially camera distance.
Crowdsourcing is a great way to create art. It allows one to pull thousands of ideas and unite them all with a common goal, cause or vision. Crowdsourcing creates art that is unique and unparalleled. One awesome aspect of crowdsourcing is that it specifically caters and is a part of our 21st century society. As a child born in the mid 90's crowdsourcing has been around as long as i can remember and it as been responsible for some amazing viral videos that i grew up watching in middle school. IN my lower school classes we would all discuss crowdsourcing and how to use the internet. Crowdsourcing is ingrained in the newer generations and is a vital part of sharing information and creativity. all the way from yahoo answers to the intricate johnny cash project to ridley scotts "a day on earth". the only dilemma with crowdsourcing is that is has potential to ruin a film styleisticlly. It would be almost impossible to have complete consistincy throughout the work of art, unless you were lucky.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Cymatics and synesthesia is an awesome phenomenon and is an incredibly interesting concept. in a sense, people who experience this, by definition experience the raw sound of nature and or the universe. The question is though... do they experience these colors based on thier personal desire, patterns and interest, or do they not have control over any way they perceive things? Painters, sculpters, scripters and countless other artist have dried to embody the natural colors in art. it is absolutely amazing that people can see things through different visuals. This could lead to incredible art if one of these people was incredible talented with the animation programs maya or cinema 4d. This could possibly give the world an exact viewing of path through everyday life. On the other side of this, how could we use their experience to help with technology. i can completely envision a device that is so sensitive to sound it can show you where something is in pitch black or from miles away. Synesthesia and cymatics is incredibly fascination and could lead to numerous discoveries and without a doubt, lead to incredible art that help people understand and correlate the raw colors of nature and artificial structures around us.