Friday, 27 April 2012

Evaluation Guide for Art2

So now all the work is complete, it is important you reflect on the final piece and the process of creating it. Follow the guidance below and ensure a good use of industry language. For example low key lighting, depth of field, conceptual practice, visual conventions, mis en scene.

Evaluation Guide for Art2

1.Briefly describe what your original intentions were.

2.Explain if your project moved away from those intentions, how and why that was the case? How did it improve your work maybe? What were the problems with your original idea?

3. Briefly describe your conceptual practice.

4. How was your work personal to you as a person? To your own life?

5. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of your final images, visually, conceptually, technically? This could be camera tech, concept visibility, composition, time, planning etc.
6. Discuss any creative making you conducted, editing etc. Did it work did it not? Why was it appropriate to your concept?

7. Who did you research what inspiration did you take on? Why were they appropriate? Don’t say you copied it or make it look like plagiarism. Ensure you discuss how research added value to and enriched your work but at the same time discuss how you went in your own direction, the differences between the work and your own.

8. How did you choose to present your final piece and why was that appropriate to your visual work or concept?

9. What are the strengths and weaknesses of you final presentation?

10. Print and ensure this is the last piece of work in your sketchbook. Nothing comes in afterwards.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

How to take your movie out of IMovie and on to Youtube

Good advice on how to save and export your iMovie video to YouTube. Follow the step by step guide to help this task go as smoothly as possible. The first video is the iMovie part. The second is advice and guidance on the YouTube section.

iMovie Part

YouTube Part

How to use transitions in iMovie

A Transition is the way an image or footage transcends/flows/edits/changes from A to B, from one to another. You can do this in various ways, a fade, a swipe a dissolve. How to do this is explained in detail in the video below.

Music in iMovie

How to add and edit music to your video with iMovie.

Remember you need you audio file (mp3, WAV etc) in-ported to itunes pervious to following this tutorial.

How to crop images in photoshop

This video tutorial gives an in depth look at cropping images in photoshop. It shows the basics but also gives advice and guidance on composition and in-particular the rule of thirds. Here is the crop tool in photoshop

crop tool

How to cut objects out via Photoshop with the polygonal tool

Below is a video that gives you the basics of cutting an object out. Remember if you want it to fade not be a harsh straight edge like scissors you need to add a number from say 1-100 into the feather box. 1 would equal a small fade 100 an extremely large one. Remember this must be set up before you start to cut out. The image below shows this where I have selected a 40 pixel feather. Usually only a small feather of 1-2 is needed or none at all. Only if you are working with light or something quite experimental should a large feather be used.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Exam Tasks

These are the recommended tasks to complete during the 8 hour exam period.

1.Edit your images via photoshop. Ensure there are no flaws in your final images. You may need to crop images to help composition, adjust brightness and contrast to correct lighting errors or clone stamp to help cover faults. Printing then must be done after the first 4 hour session.

2. Create your final piece to present your body of work. Ensure your final piece is appropriate and reflects your concept. You may wish to consider image or location titles and conceptual information to accompany each image.

Save/export the video/print piece and hand in via hard drive. Videos are to be saved as .Mov files and Print pieces via photoshop are saved as PDF or Jpeg files.

If you create Blogspot/Tumblr/ you must either follow the college photography blog or hand in the URL. Just simply copy and past Url into a word doc with your name as the title and also hand in via hard drive. All physical pieces are to be handed in between the two exam sessions (remember names).

3.Concept description (try to interrogate this into your final piece)

4.Final Sketchbook work. Remember your hand in is at the end of the second 4 hour session. So the sketchbook must cover all 4 Assessment objectives well.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Exam Timetable

Here are the exam sessions for photography. Each is a 4 hour session starting from 9:00-1:00. Remember you need all your resources for your final piece present. Glue, scissors and Macs provided. Anything else you need to create your final piece and to finish your sketchbook needs to be brought on your own accord.

Wednesday-25th April- A Block 4 Hour session

Thursday-26th April-B Block 4 Hour session

Friday-27th April-C Block 4 Hour session

Monday- 30t April-G Block 4 Hour session

Tuesday-1st May-A Block 4 Hour session

Wednesday-2nd May-B Block 4 Hour session

Thursday-3rd May-C Block 4 Hour session

Friday-4th May-G Block 4 Hour session