Aesthetics of the Ordinary meets Soundscape
Digital Imaging in the Visual Arts
Ordinary images are all around us. Leaves flutter or glow, skin wrinkles and stretches, rubber gloves stick and grab. To look at the world in a new way is part of the goals of this class. From our early scans till now, we are observing the ordinary.
As we start playing with the moving image, we will take our cue from the Soundscape project. Listen to your soundscape 5 times in a row, each time writing down something new that you realize, like or even dislike. Close your eyes. Imagine what color (etc) that sound evokes.
Play with the card game to stretch your ideas while listening.
Go out and look for those visual characteristics in things you see. (not the thing itself but the formal qualities). Even though these objects may be recognizable at first, they don’t have to stay that way…push visual options without getting cheesy with too many filters!
Video tape a series of images using quality lighting, movement, skills.
Import these images into Premiere and develop a visual movement collage that compliments your soundscape. It should not merely reinforce it…the images should not match exactly, though they can have some relationship. How can you change the feel of the soundscape with the images you juxtapose to it?
Use this project to learn as much as you can about Premiere Pro CC….make at least three versions, duplicating the timeline when you have a stopping point and changing things in the next version.
Phil Hastings . (signit) (Steadfast Excerpt)
Michael Langan dahlia and choros and heliotropes