Due Dates

Part I Due Tuesday, Feb 12
Create images, discuss audio and sequence

Part II Due Feb 19 (for checkoff)
Create sound

Part III Due Thurs, Feb 26
Put together audiocast in garage band

Part IV Due Tues Tues, Feb 26
Create podcast/audiocast and post it

Part V Due Thurs, Feb 28
Analysis


Summary

Create from 4 to 8 (or more) images that are a narrative of sorts, that is, will be seen sequentially on a small mobile device and with some kind of audio. This is your chance to tell a story with images and sound. Given that we will post this work for small mobile devices, you also have the option to consider a site specific narrative.

Think about images that you have created in the past that you wished you could have displayed with sound, be it a narration, music, sound effects, or ambient noise. Think about new works you can create that will benefit from audio and sequence.

Notes on STORY TELLING When we think of stories or narratives, we often think of books or some narration that exists over time, for example, movies, videos, or film. Consider a story contained in one single frame. What does time have to do with this kind of story, is time infinite? What about a story over three images, Must it be literal? What is a story? What are some of the differences between a story told over time, like animation or an interactive work, and a story told in an image? What are some of the challenges? How can you use color, shape, form, texture, and character lines to tell a story?

Think of these questions when you make this body of work



Objectives

To understand narrative in imagery
To learn how sound impacts still imagery
To learn the basic technology to create enhance audiocasts
To consider art for small mobile devices
To continue to develop a mature individual aesthetic and voice in digital imaging
To develop specific techniques related to individual goals


Methodology

PART I
Create 4-8 images, depending on method, that read as a narrative that you intend to add some kind of sound to in the future. Also think of how these images might read on a small mobile device. View examples of narrative imagery:

Duane Michaels
see 1, 7, 11, 12, 14

Duane Michaels (more)

Edward Hopper

Francis Bacon, Triptych - August 1972

Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream, 1899

Pod Comics

Anna Ulrich

From SIGGRAPH 2003
DIANE FENSTER: From the series: Your Dreams And Omens Revealed, which are anecdotal stories that translate as predictions of the future and interpretations of the past.
QUINTIN GONZALEZ, Ghost Of Time, which is serial-like imagery that reads like a narrative
PATRICK LITCHEY, whose work is a series of stills from a low end time based camera.

PART II
Create the sound you intend to play with each image. We will cover Garage Band in class, but you are welcome to use any sound program. You may need a microphone, which you can purchase at the bookstore for under $7 or borrow from the ARC.

PART III
Use Garage Band to create an audiocast. That is, an enhanced audio file that can be viewed on an iPod or in iTunes. We will talk about sizing your images, making chapters, and syncing sound.

PART IV
We will discuss how to use podcastmaker to create and post your podcast and post it.

PART V
Analysis
Write (TYPE) about narrative images with sound for mobile devices. Include at least the following information:

Discuss how you make images differently for small mobile devices. What changes about the art given that people will view it in any given setting in an intimate way?
Discuss how you make images differently given the ability to use sound.
What constitutes narrative imagery for you?



Submission Requirements

PART I
Create a folder with your name on it in the Assignment 2 folder in the class folder. Images due for part I will not yet be sized down for the audiocast. That said, images should not be larger than 5MB and saved as a jpeg.

PART II
Turn your audio file in to your folder in the Assigment 2 folder. This will be for checkoff only.

PART III
Bring your completed garage band project to class for checkoff

PART IV
Post your final podcast on the BGSU podcast server, which we will cover in class. If you have an iPod please bring it to class. Note that this is an enhance podcast, so it will only play on an iPod. Encourage others to download your podcast and get feedback from them about their experience.

PART V
see above PAPER MUST BE TYPED Turn in a digital copy to your assignment 2 folder AND turn in a hard copy at the start of class.

Grading

You will be graded on your ability to complete all parts of the assignment.

You will be graded on concept, formal qualities (composition, color, etc.), and technical mastery.

This assignment will be averaged with equal weight to the other assignments except the final, which will have a weight of 3.


Please note

Ask any questions in class or contact me by email or stop by office hours to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.