TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE REFLECTION

Completing the TEMPORAL EXPRESSION tasks, I ran into three major difficulties:

Finding the right motive. I did not only had to find motives that fit the given theme CIRCLE, but also ones, I could capture, using long exposure, short exposure and the method of a joiner image. It was not easy to achieve that and sometimes, I had to try more motives than I would have liked.

Research. I could not just go out and take the photos. For this task, research was a really important part and I do not think that I would have had accomplished anything without the amount of research, I did. I had to gain information about how to set cameras and what cameras to use in the first place, what the tasks were and what other people did.

The camera. For two of the tasks, I used my smartphone camera and even though I was happy with the result, I think I could have achieved something better, if I would have used a proper camera. After I realized that, I completed part two using a friend’s camera and the results were amazing, compared to what I would have ended up with using my smartphone. To demonstrate the immense difference, in the following, I will show two photos of light painting. The first one was taken with my smartphone, the second one with my friend’s digital SLR.

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TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE TASKS

TEMPORALEXPRESSIONS: JOINER IMAGE (TASK 1)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: LONG EXPOSURE (TASK 2)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: SHORT EXPOSURE (TASK 3)

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TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: SHORT EXPOSURE (TASK 3)

I completed the third temporal expression task: short exposure photography.  I tried to use the camera of my smartphone to take the photos, since I did not really have easy access to a proper camera and taking a photo was harder than I expected. More than once, the picture ended up blurred and not frozen, the way I wanted it to be. Like this one:

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After I realized that my camera just is not able to capture really fast movement, I decided to go for a slower moving motive. Also, my new motive did fit more to the given theme of circle, due to the round shape and the flow of the fluid. Even though, I was not happy that I could not freely choose my motive, I was quite satisfied with the outcome. Anyway, for the next task, want to try to find a proper camaera.

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TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE TASKS

TEMPORALEXPRESSIONS: JOINER IMAGE (TASK 1)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: LONG EXPOSURE (TASK 2)

TEMPORAL EXPRESSIONS: THE REFLECTION

ANIMATION: TASKS

To gain knowledge in animations and animating, we were given two tasks. Also, we had a workshop on how to animate with Photoshop and seminars on the history of animation.

The first task, we completed in our seminar. I was supposed to hand-draw a 12 frame picture sequence. I decided to go for a bouncy ball, since the shape stays the same most of the time and I was able to end my sequence right where I started. This way, the ball would look like it would be bouncing in a loop, which relates to the given theme CIRCLE, as well as the shape of the ball. To animate our drawings, we used a Praxinoscope, which is also called Spinner Scope. Since I did not have time to take pictures of the ball, I am going to do another animation project to complete my task.

Then, at home, I am going to digitalize thesequence by using Photoshop.

The second task is to create a short experimental sequence using my smartphone. Doing this task, I am going to explore the technique of stop-motion. That means I am going to take a range of pictures of not moving objects. It is important that those pictures show the same objects and that in all of the pictures the position of the objects slightly varies. By playing them in a sequence, I will create the illusion of the objects moving.


WORKSHOP: ANIMATION WITH PHOTOSHOP