Monday, November 7, 2011

Test run on Blackboard

I have just had help from Mr Powell to upload my ePub to Blackboard, then I went on my iPad and downloaded it from Blackboard. It then went into the app iBook and opened my finished iBook. I think it looks really good and I am really happy with it I just hope that I covered everything I needed to in the iBook. It was really hard to make and I don't know if I could do a better job?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Posting Problems

Hey everyone, sorry I couldn't post these last couple of posts sooner but I had difficulties posting them so with the film I had to shrink the size of it so I could post it on here. Anyways enjoy :)


My evaluation on iBook task:
I completed this task by telling the audience how I did each scene and even though the music and graphics were playing at different times throughout the scenes. If I could have done my movie again I would have liked to make sure that the music and the animation scenes matched up and that they didn't play off cue. I found this task really cool since I could tell the audience what I was thinking in most of the scenes. Like in scene 9 I loved how it was so different from all the other scene I had done, it didn't contain any Bratz dolls just cut our images from the internet. I made them move as if they had come to life. This directors cut / task I think will help the audience understand my film better because it helps them understand from my point of view when I was making each scene. Even though there were many problems I had making my film overall I enjoyed creating it! It is unique and different from everyone else which I think makes it stand out (in a good way). It was a fun little task to do and making this iBook / ePub will help if the audience doesn't quite understand my film. But saying that I don't really think that it is too hard to follow and it is just for a laugh. So hope you all get to watch my film 'Tik Tok Parody' by Me and if you didn't get to watch it here is the clip below! Enjoy :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

ePub - progress

Hey everyone! It's the weekend and on Friday and Saturday I finished cutting up the rest of my film (it wouldn't save on my usb still think it's corrupted!) then I uploaded all 13 clips to Pages. After that I uploaded the last clip which was the whole film with the music as well. I will try to finish all the writing that comes with the clips today.

Monday, October 31, 2011

How to compress scenes from movie

Mr Powell showed us again today how to compress our movie scenes so they would be easier to open on the iPad.
Step 1: open movie scene you want to compress on QuickTime Player
Step 2: click on file and scroll down till you see save for web...
Step 3: click on save for web.. then a grey box will pop down and will give exporting details
Step 4: at the bottom there will be three boxes, the top box is the one that should only be ticked
Step 5: then click save and it should appear in the spot you saved it in (desktop)
Step 6: you can then send the movie scene to your iPad in pages (in your book)
Step 7: on iPad open up from email and open it in iBooks
Step 8: enjoy as you watch!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

ePub or iBook

Today in class I will be working on my iBook or ePub (whatever you may call it) since I have done my appraising task. Even though I didn't entirely understand what I was doing or watching while completing this task :S ?? Now I will start cutting my final movie into sections.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Appraising Animation - Interpretation

My interpretation of Factory was that there were many people who were turning up to their jobs at a factory and that every little job that the workers did helped run the whole factory. The factory wouldn't work (produce the product that they were making) if there weren't people there to work there. So every job in the factory itself is equally important, this animation reminds me of a real work place with all the jobs and the uniforms that they have to wear. Everyone looking and behaving the same but they all have different jobs. This video has some true in reality but it also is surreal which makes the animation appear out of place.

I showed my mum this animation and she thought it was an interesting view on their creation of people going to work doing their day to day job in a work site. What the different sounds were like in the factory and just viewing how they do their jobs. That they were very repetitive in everything they did and how boring it would be to do the same thing over and over again. The colour scheme was dull and harsh it seems that it would be a strict manner and would make the people wear uniforms.

By watching the film that the intended audience for Matreyek's work would probably be adults and workaholics probably. Due to there being a steady environment and since adults have full time jobs, so they can relate to the mood of this film of going to work. They can relate that some times their jobs can be repetitive and that it is boring (sometimes).

The visual language justifies my interpretation, since in mostly every scene there was some form of repetition and the colours (black and white) didn't change throughout the whole animation. There was also some object that in real life would be smaller than what it actually appeared in the film. This shows that the video was very surreal but had some reality qualities.

Through Matreyek's work, she has created meaning by using sound with the animation images. By just listening to the sound / music playing without looking at the video you could tell it would be the kind of sounds coming out of a factory by all the mechanical noises. When you look at the animation it shows you how Matreyek sees a factory, she uses surrealism to corroborate with her visualization of a factory. Thus creating a world that doesn't look real.