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Time | Frame

Posted in PHOT 156, PHOT 256 by Paul Turounet on February 21, 2010

© Paul Turounet, Más allá – the Retablos of Migrants along the U.S. – Mexico Border, video documenting site-specific installation in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico

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Photography and technology have always been inseparable. As much as the medium is about vision, concepts, and ideas among other things, it is also about technological advancements. The wet-plate has become a silicon chip to capture what is front of the lens. Small, intimate daguerreotypes and tintypes that were once shared with family and friends have transformed into websites that can be seen by anyone at any given time no matter where they are.

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© Alec Soth, Glass Jars

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© Alec Soth, Las Vegas Birthday Slide Show

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© i like to tell stories | jonathan saunders, As Real As Cheez Doodles ( click on link to play )

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This ever-changing nature of technology is providing photographers and visual artists tremendous possibilities to share their work as a multimedia experience and as such reach new audiences. Whether as a video or interactive presentation, the viewing of photographs are being further activated with the use of audio (spoken word, sound and music), and video as an encompassing multimedia experience of storytelling and to heighten the narrative possibilities.  Projects and photographic works are being created specifically to work within this multimedia context for editorial and commercial sensibilities with many print media outlets, whether it be magazines or newspapers, as well as commercial clients transforming their content to work not only on the printed page, but also as multimedia pieces, requiring photographers to be skilled in all facets of time-based, lens-based mediums, including photography and video.

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© Lauren Greenfield, Thin, 2006 (left) and Bruce Gilden, Coney Island, 2006 (right) ( click on links to play )

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Eyal Landesman, Her Morning Elegance, ( 2096 still frames shot for three-minute video )

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Additional photographer-produced videos can be viewed at MediaStorm

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Assignment

Before starting, take a look at various stop motion videos and multimedia presentations to consider the various conceptual, visual and technical strategies that may be used.

Conceptualize and develop a short video | multimedia presentation video using photographic still images within a video context.

It will be necessary to activate a series of photographic still images as a video that reveals focused and developed attention on a conceptual idea that suggests the interpretive possibilities of a narrative.  While it is necessary and required to use photographic still images, consider the use of text, sound, and music as well as video capture as part of completed video | multimedia presentation.

Various basic video | multimedia authoring software programs, including Keynote, iMovie, Final Cut and/or Adobe Premiere, can be used to structure and make the video depending on skill set and what is available in the Grossmont Digital Labs.  The final video | multimedia presentation will be exported as a Quicktime video.

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Requirements

For the critique (see Calendar for Due Date) and evaluation, please complete the following:

Quicktime video incorporating a series of photographic images that may include the use of text, sound, and music as well as video capture.

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