I decided to change the settings of my documentation of sounds from during class time to my house on Sunday afternoon. I first drew the street sign to show where it was I was telling this story. I then drew an interpretation of my house and added my house number to show exactly where it was on the map.
List of sounds:
1: Phone ringing
2: Birds chirping
3: Wind blowing
5:Football commentator talking
8:Sirens down the street going off
9: Door locking
Jack and Jill
Went up a Hill
To fetch a Pale of Water
Jack fell down
Broke his Crown
And Jill came tumbling after
In this representation of the children’s nursery rhyme, our group decided to express it as a war story, where jack goes to war and Jill sends him a later, the pale of water is what the war is being fought for which is oil. When he falls down or is shot, Jill receives all his possessions back home and there love comes tumbling after.
In our critique, our class really liked how we presented the storyboard. They thought some of the exclamation marks in the picture where jack was shot was a little confusing. They like how the red was utilized in the story and helped a lot with the creativity, but it seemed a little unbalanced. Another picture that did not fit right was the last picture, the heart symbol seemed a little over used and maybe tacky to symbolize love, and maybe if it was depicted differently it would be less noticeable.
For this assignment we had to record 50 different things outside of class, that could have been anything like sound, smell, an object, a noise, a feeling. I chose to keep everything visual, so i took 50 pictures of things i thought was visually interesting. I thought that this was a good idea to correlate this with my major and my philosophy of cinematography, I think that even a boring story captured differently or unique, just as long as it is visually interesting could transform that boring story to something amazing. So as I left the class I tried to find very unique images, and I took all those images and made a collage.
In this design we were only allowed to represent these given word with 4 black squares. The first image I did was Playful, I tried to represent the squares as if its was that spinning thing that is above a baby’s crib. Tension, was represented as someone shouting. Bold was represented as a line of people and only one stood up to face his fears. Order was represented as a straight line of squares. Increase was represented as a small black square getting bigger by each square as if it was coming at the viewer. Congested was represented as traffic, the small box is a small car surrounded by large boxes that were semis.
For this design we took two images and combined them together to make a new shape. After we made this new shape (mine was a wrench head and a circle) we thought of many different ways of how to make a unique pattern or design on a grid. after many attempts I realized with the help from our teacher that I kept representing my pictures in a certain order, she told me sometimes you have to do something random and you can find a design within that randomness. After changing a few things around in my design I came up with a design that I liked very well.