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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Appraising Animation - Focus Questions

Factory- by citrusink, on Vimeo

I have chosen to do my Appraising Animation on Miwa Matreyek's work Factory. The website above is where you can watch Factory for yourself.

Factory, is a repetitive and surreal video. Through the video it shows how Miwa Matreyek, interprets going to work. People are shown repeating simple tasks over and over again. In the opening scene it shows the factory in black, white and grey. Above the factory there is smoke pouring out and blips that are carrying ships. The hands inside repeatedly picking up nothing then putting it down. It shows people working the huge machinery, which is oversized and shows the surrealism in this video. There are many scenes that show some sort of repetition in the opening scenes.

This was shown when the people walk in they all walk in almost the same way and are wearing the same boring uniform. Then it shows repetition with the people when they are doing all their different jobs like the women who is controlling the hand, making it do the exact same thing over and over again. The main backgrounds used in throughout the film are: outside the factory, inside the factory and the control room where they control the machinery. The machinery in some of the background scenes looks like it shouldn’t be there for example the blender and the huge binoculars.

Overall Impression:

The overall impression of the Factory would be that the people shown in the film are going to work, but the video is very strange because of the surrealism threaded through it. The audience’s mood would be affected by the sound / music played and by the colours used. This affects the mood of the video because it would be boring going the same thing over and over again and sounds as if the people by the colour scheme don’t like coming to work since it is very repetitive. They look depressed by the colours by only showing blacks, whites and greys in the factory this would be very pleasant to look at every day when you go to work would it? It creates an unreal reality where the tools used are bigger then the people handling them and where there are no colours.

Visual language cues, sound cues and editing:

The visual language used in this video uses colour to make the film come across as boring to some people or interesting to others since it is mostly made of different shades of blacks and whites. The sounds played in each changes and is different from the sound before, this music is mostly made of the mechanical noises the machines make which gives the impression that this film is suppose to show that the factory workers do their jobs well. While the people in the video are working it shows the audience that the factory needs every worker to do their job to perfection for the factory to run. That is probably why their movements are so repetitive.

The editing of Factory would be quite involved because from the look of the scenes in this video it looks like most of the backgrounds are hand drawn. After the hand drawn backgrounds the objects and people in the foreground would have to be edited in. This is shown in the scenes where the workers are going to work as well as when they are actually working. Miwa Matreyek has used in her animation Factory scale, repetition, movement, line, unity, shape and tone to emphasis the video. All this visual language adds depth and creativity to the work and helps for the audience to understand what would be going on in the film. Miwa Matreyek has used movement, scale, shape, repetition and tone to show how the jobs themselves are important and to grab our attention. This is contrasted with the machinery in the background, which makes it look believable but somehow out of place.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Appraising Animation - notes

Notes on Miwa Matreyek, Factory:
  • very repetitive
  • people walking into a factory
  • colours - grey, black and white
  • lots of big machinery
  • balloons - blimp
  • depressing & sad
  • big space
  • tension - to make the factory work (people)
  • the overall impression of this...

Term 4 :)

Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven't been blogging since I have been at school, but a lot has been happening! So I should catch you all up on what happened on the first day. On the first day Mr Powell told us how we could create an iBook on the laptops that we could actually send the file to our iPads to open as an iBook! How cool is that!! Then next lesson we watched most of the films that everyone had made and mine totally sucked compared to everyone else! The classes films were amazing and I really enjoyed watching them.