(The learning portfolio says that my video is too large)
I made a video out of photos I took from the beginning of the semester. I wanted to make a video looking back from the summer I first came to New York. However, I made the video in time order for it to be from day to night. I put in sound effects that goes along with the photos I put it.
I made this video by thinking of shifting in places and pictures I took daily. I tried to use a lot of red to emphasize my videos and pictures. I tried to get to know more about premiere by this project; I tried to use various effects. In my video, I used a lot of pictures related to nature, natural sites, and light.
I wanted to tell a story that the New York streets are very busy. I added frames to separate the aspects in time, and the order of the photos are the order of time I took the photos of.
Also, I used a scene to scene transitions to show different sidewalks and backgrounds.
I made recorded sounds from my dorm.
I decided to take pictures of Union Square because I walk past it everyday.
composition – one of the most important elements of photography
– more important than how out of focus the background is
Bokeh – lets you obsess about something insignificant, but often makes for lazy
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, William Eggleston, Alfred Eisenstaedt
- photographers not obsessed with the shallowest depth of field
- iconic photographers capable of iconic photographs built on the foundations of masterful compositions and superb timing
+ Not every rule of composition can work well with every scene – composition helps bring balance
abstract concepts and theories
Frame within a Frame
- literal frame or just the edge of screen
- help add context, meaning, or depth to photo – especially when related to subject
- create more immediate sense of focus on subject
- add three dimensional element to an otherwise flat scene
- keep the exposure and focus on subject – use foreground that is darker than back
The Gestalt – Principles or Gestaltism
- Gestalt ( shape or form ) Psychology – explain how we perceive things and organize in brain
Figure / Ground
- most basic compositional device : constant visual simulation tend to differentiate a form from its surroundings
- perception of figure can depend on multiple characteristics including color or contrast ex) The Vase
- color can be used to create separation : complimentary colors
Chiaroscuro + Negative Space
- Chiaroscuro : art of using strong contrast between light and dark
- Negative Space : produce silhouette, drawing attention to subject, or positive space
Proximity and Grouping
Symmetry and Balance
Continuity and Leading Lines
- since subject isn’t completely in frame, brain will try to fill in details
Grouping, balance, continuity