- Each essay must be no less than two paragraphs of four sentences each.
- The first paragraph should summarize the primary points of the article. This might require you to write a longer paragraph.
- The second paragraph should include any insights or thoughts you had in response to the content of the writing. DO NOT comment on your feelings about how it was written, but the material covered.
- All documents must be turned into the homework folder for this course before the beginning of class.
- Documents should be labeled BGSUusername_RR#. For example, on the first reading response I would name my document ktyoung_RR1.doc. Please no rtf or txt files.
- Digital Files: Name Convention Format
- (your user name)_ (project name).ext
- saritds_ Kinetic.PSD
- Each period of class project, students must bring all the work progress to every class section until the due date.
- The final output on all projects will be on CD/DVD disc depending on the size of all the digital files.
- You are required to update your artworks on your digital arts student portfolio during this semester.
- The prints on each project
- Every print must have the border at least ½ inch all sides
- Students are required for participating during class critiques.
Finished Images in PSD and JPEG formats
Students will be required to submit two(2) finished format versions for this project. See class schedule for due dates.
Each of your three images must be the same size and the same layout (landscape); the dimensions must be a minimum of at least 11" and 17" in hight/width. Students can also following the standard medium size format, 17"x 22".
The final print must have have about a 1 inch border on all sides. Also your photomontage must be uploaded to the class homework folder before class begins in digital form as a jpeg .
Mandatory critique is to immediately follow during class.
Please see print requirement
- To develop technical skills in digital camera and basic photography
- To develop technical skills in Photoshop
- To develop conceptual skills and ideas.
- To push students to discuss their work as it is impacted and restricted by the tools being used.
- To push students to interpret and express personal interests as a conceptual base in their work.
Influence by David Hockey, Students will create a panel of photo montage that are sorts of narrative movement. The entire sequence implies a sense of fraction of a story. By "imply", it means that the fraction can loosely lead or can be referencing other known stories or events, or it can elicit a feeling of things that may or may not happen next. It can also be surreal and can be imaginative contents.
These are example of kinematic shots from Eadweard Muybridge
The keys to create a sense of kinematic and movement in still image
- The Visual Flow
- Eye movement, majority people are right handed, so many cultures read from left to right. So starting visual should move to one direction, just keep it simple for now. Horizontal is more easy to read than vertical movement, as human eyes are align on horizontal line.
- The Rhythm: the flow of visual elements in repeatable forms or patterns
- Legato (Tied together) means a smooth transition along the similar subject or action
- Staccato (stac·ca·to) - a break inbetween in the rhythm or a punch.
- Action Sequence
- Directional and Recurring elements
- Old trick: Passage of time
- Transition in colors
- Black/white presenting past VS. Colors presenting present
- Vivid Colors presenting present VS. Dull Colors presenting past
- Fading in shape or subject
- Transition in colors
- Has the student completed the assignment in its entirety?
- Has the student generated a clear and compelling concept?
- Has the student resolved all compositional concerns?
- Is the project executed with technical precision? Are edges of objects blended appropriately?
- Is there a level of complexity attained which reflects the required time investment?
Student will create a minimum of two (2) images of Self Identity Portrait. This is considered a body of work. The series must be cohesive.
Key to successful combine different sources of images:
Base on some example, students will follow upon the idea given and finding artist(s) who work on portraiture and presenting to the class. Accompany with images of example, biography, and write down some note analyzing the idea and techniques of your researched artists, presenting to the class.
Finished Images in PSD and JPEG formats
Images must be placed in the designated server folder (I will instruct you where to put it) before the start of class. Mandatory critique is to immediately follow during class.
Due at beginning of class in print form as an Luster Photo print (LPP) no smaller than 11x14 inches, printed at the Premiere Imaging Print Lab (PIP). Critique is to immediately follow to discuss print and resolution quality.
Create a self-portrait that demonstrates your ability to creatively express facets of yourself in a compelling visual form.
As an inner self-portrait, you will demonstrate your ability to creatively express facets of yourself in a compelling visual form. This is a modern interpretation of the self-portrait in that you will not include any full body imagery of yourself. Think of this project as a visual poem of your personality or life.
You will create your self-portrait in the form of a photo montage or photo collage. I think of a photo collage as an assemblage of pieces and parts combined in such a manner as they still appear as separate pieces. A photo montage is also an assemblage of pieces and parts combined, but the emphasis is to combine all the elements into a relatively seamless image.
You must use your own imagery for this project, or use royalty-free stock images from the providers covered in class. Consider that you will need to use high quality photos for final print output; no image should be rescaled to a larger size. If you are unable to find a stock image of what you are looking for, consider using your own photo or painting it using Photoshop brushes. Do NOT use googled web images or scanned copyrighted images! You do not have legal rights to use them for your artworks, and will receive an F on the project.Constraints:
I am giving you a great deal of latitude in interpreting your self-portrait. Technically, I want you to demonstrate an understanding of various techniques learned in the class, as well as using some combinations of your own.
The combining of imagery will be done through Photoshop tools using layers, selections, masking, filters, blending modes, adjustments, etc.
Scanners are available in the Mac Lab and Print Lab upstairs. Some digital still cameras can be checked out at the ARC (Art Resource Center). I encourage you to take risks with this assignment. Use this class as an opportunity to produce imagery unlike any you have created previously. Embrace your creativity and produce work that you are proud of.
Make sure that you create an artwork that is not too literal! For instance, if you define your personality by playing video games, don’t just throw a bunch of characters together and call it a self-portrait! Instead, think about how you can depict your fascination with video games in a different way:
This is the challenge for the assignment. Really think deep about the things, beliefs, motives, perceptions, and values that define you.
How do you relate to the world you live in? I am looking for you to think
deep for this project.
Part 1: Research
Part 2: Final Image in JPEG format (due date can be seen on class schedule) DUE: Oct. 28th
Part 3: Final Print DUE: Nov. 4th
Following are links for your research entries. Feel free to research other self-portrait artists as well.
Do NOT use below artist’s list for your research; however, follow these links for more photo montage examples.
Project 3: Transformation
- Digital Image DUE: Dec. 11th
- Print DUE: Dec. 19th
You must get started on your first image immediately by Thursday 14th.
There will be a progress report two weeks after the assignment is given. At this time, you should upload to the class server versions of your project to discuss with the professor. I don't want to see images you WILL be working with, but your own psd files that are expressing the direction you intend to take. Consider this a per-critique.
1 Final Images in PSD and JPEG format and 1 Quicktime video
You will create a series of images as a choheive body of work. All they should be in the same theme. You will use a word as a starting concept on each image. Than student will create a narrative composition visually expresses your personal interest in the content.
List of words for consideration: change, alteration, mutation, conversion, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transmutation, sea change; revolution, overhaul; remodeling, reshaping, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, reorganization, rearrangement, reworking, renewal, revamp, remaking, remake; informaltransmogrification, morphing a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal.
- To further develop technical skills in Photoshop
- To further develop conceptual skills and ideas.
You can use any imaging means to create the artwork: digital painting, photo manipulation, scanning, etc.