For our short film Angie and I decided to try something experimental, we decided to name it Reverie because we wanted to have it feel like a day dream sort of state. hope you all enjoy it!
I actually got to the museum a little after our scheduled hour. When I first got there I was not sure where to go, so I went directly to the second floor, and the first thing I came across was the screening of “Time Piece” by Jim Henson. I sat and I was confused at first, but as I walked around and went to his exhibit It made more sense to me. There was lot of things that I found very Interesting. One exhibit that I found particularly amusing was the process of creating a moving image. I really enjoyed watching the example with the strobe light and the sculptures. I was really amazed of how it made these still sculptures move. Along with the strobe light demonstration I liked the exhibit where you can make your own moving Image. It sort of helped make it a little more clear on how the frames per second work. It was fun creating my own little animation clip. One last thing that I really enjoyed, but was not a demonstration was the place where they described all of the jobs of film. Some jobs that I was interested in knowing more about were PA’s and Director of photography. I was also interested in seeing what else they had. I sort of wish I had more time, and I will be going back because I definitely want to take my time and look at everything I also missed the exhibits on the first floor.
I choose the book cover for an example of a design that I like. I choose Jeannette Walls’s book the Glass Castle because it is one of my favorite books. The thing that made me buy this book was the cover. I knew that it was a memoir, but something about this cover grabbed my attention. The text is very simple and standard. There isn’t much change in type font. I feel that the space between the letters and the words are what makes the text look appealing. The text on the top is a bit more bolder than the one on the bottom. I also like the border and the different shades of blue. I also like the image of the little girl in the middle of all the writing. it shows that she is lonely and it looks like she is whispering to the air. I feel like that image really goes well with the book. The whole cover is simple and yet affective. I feel like I can appreciate the design of the cover a lot more now than when I did before. I feel like the spacing and keeping the font type together, just changing the thickness of the letters give the overall cover a bold look. Which is nice because the story itself has to do with being bold and strong, and yet there is a sense of loneliness in the cover as well as the storyline itself. There are a couple of other covers for the book, but I like this one the most.
"Blood Orange Butterfly"
I Liked this one better
Cassie suggested I put this one up as well so I thought why not.
Media can be used as a positive tool and has great influence on today’s society. Occupy wall Street is a cause that is protesting against corporate greed, and uses media to it’s advantage. Occupy wall street not only has a website where they post blogs, but they also have a twitter account, where they update and inform other followers about current events. Twitter has helped OWS grow. What started as a small group of protesters has now grown into a community with 64,048 followers and counting. They post up pictures, and articles that news papers publish in both print and online. They have also successfully manipulated various protest walks, by organizing them, and informing their loyal followers through twitter. Although some of the protesters have had some unfortunate encounters with NYPD, they still manage to be peaceful and keep their cool. Even though these protesters have hit these speed bumps, it still does not stop them from supporting their beliefs. Many of these protesters have traveled from other states to join the Occupy wall street community. One example was from an article that was published from The New York Times. A guy from MA, has come to NYC to join many fellow protester. This also shows how media has traveled to others that are from out of New York State. Another way that this cause has traveled out of state was by other cities starting their cause Occupy[insert city here]. I believe that OWS was very smart in Using site such as Twitter to start and manipulate their cause. A last note was that they also have also used YouTube to show the world that they are simply standing up for what they believe is right. They show how peaceful protesters were arrested. By using all of these forms of media OWS has been getting support, not only by other affected by corporate greed, but by other small businesses that may have been affected by corporate greed as well. Some of these businesses have contributed by donating food, and it comes to show that through media many people have been brought together, to fight for what they believe for, and therefore comes to show that media can be used as a positive tool as mentioned in the beginning. I unfortunately have not been able to visit Zucotti park, but I plan to do so this week.
a screen shot of Occupy Wall Street’s Twitter
a snapshot from OWS’s twitter account that shows how other cities are protesting along with them.
Screen Shot of Occupy Wall Street Website, another city protesting with NY, and DC.
Screen Shot Of OWS Twitter, Example of News paper published.
Screen Shot of OWS Twitter, of photo of man who’s parents lost their house
Screen Shot from Occupy wall Street Website, showing a protester in jail.
I came Across a “Vlogger" from YouTube that visited OWS, and It shows the protest at 6:00 and it ends at 8:15, just another way of how Occupy Wall Street has been seen in other videos apart from the police arrest videos.
Ever since I arrived at Hunter There has been construction. I thought I would capture some parts of the construction that was being done mainly on Thomas Hunter Hall. It was also pretty neat that any one can walk across the bridge on the third floor and look at the construction site from a closer view. These are some shots from the inside as well as the outside.
Having to choose just one of many great photo essay’s was tough! I am a huge fan of other people’s photography, and I am the type of person that loves to take pictures of anything and everything I can. It is hard for me to stay focus on a specific subject, although I do tend to lean more towards scenery shots, and nature, but I love taking pictures of people as well. Well With that said I finally made a choice in choosing one photo essay. I was truly intrigued by this idea of these people walking around and being considered “wandering ghosts.” this photographer truly captivates the “souls” of these people and it is so fascinating to me!
My goal as an artist is to captivate and move people; To create a photographic image that awes an audience. Whether it is taking a photograph of a beautiful sunset, or creating a beautiful image of an eccentric object. I want to show the audience the Beauty and wonders the world has to offer. Learning how to better use editing software (as well as new techniques) I will be one step closer to achieving my goal.
My motivation towards photography started in my sophomore year of high school. I was the type of student that liked to get involved with as many hands on, or performing activities. I had been involved in music since I was in 3rd grade, and I have participated in theater since I was in 9th. I’ve worked on my school sets, and was part of the shows. It was clear that I wanted to add to that list of activities. Art was something I wanted to add to this list, but seeing as I was not the best at capturing images by using my hands, I thought I’d try something else. Once I decided to take photography I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it anymore considering the room smelled bad. Once we were learned how to create photograms I knew that I was going to love photography and I had completely forgotten about the bad smelling chemicals.
Throughout the following years I fell in love with the idea of being able to express myself through the lens of a camera. One thing that had a great influence in my work was music. Not only has playing in the high school’s wind ensemble, have an impact on me, but listening to my iPod has as well. Listening to music while driving around town, or while taking the train to school has been very inspiring. It is a way to express my inner thoughts.
Photography is more than just Capturing images on rolls of film and transferring the image onto light sensitive paper. It is a way that people are able to capture a moment in time. That moment could have been a joyful birthday celebration or it could have been a tragic accident. None the less, the beauty, sorrow, angst, and joy of these photographs attract a variety of audiences. some may like these photographic images, and some may hate them.