2-4 Minute video of compiled photos to make a time lapse of the city coming alive at night. I want to include the sunset, the lights of the buildings coming into frame, the sky changing.. clouds moving, traffic blur and movement, traffic lights changing, etc. I am debating on doing this in Pittsburg instead of c-bus for a change of pace. I have a best friend there so hopefully we can plan a weekend that I can come shoot. Pittsburg has some awesome waterways that would be cool for some of these shots.. and they have a lot of cool other things that come alive at night that would be interesting. I plan on putting this together as a movie with music etc.
I want to finish this semester with a 2-4 min time lapse video. I either want to do.. The city coming alive at night- sunrise to sunset, the stars moving In the sky, planes taking off and landing, etc or I want to do a beginning and end with things living and dying. Flowers, fruit, plant growing, etc.
For this project, i want to capture photographs within cities as landscape. Such as Columbus, ohio or Dayton, ohio. The more cities, the better. I then want to collage them in photoshop and stitch all the photographs together that the group shot. I also would like to make a website, that shows each artist page and their work that they explored in the city. I feel as if anyone in my group (4 artist) will enjoy doing this project and travel on their own time to collect the assignments each week with a group meeting. I also have lenses to lend out, marco, wide angel and telephoto lenses to explore all the styles of landscaping. If an artist in my group does not want to take photographs of cities, then the experience of photoshop or final cut will be applied and used toward their work they produce.
The basic idea behind this project is I want my group of 4 individuals to express what they feel in landscape, whether its in their city or a city they live in, or even traveling to…I also want the group members to get alittle bit more creative and use photoshop (as an option) to determine the idea towards the viewer. I would also like each group member to be dedicated to their website page that they will soon have to create and keep it clean and orgainzed for the audience to view easily. On that page it will display your artwork of the photographs taken and a small description or paragraph explaining the environment you chose to photograph. Towards the end of the project, (the last week) I will create a “group page” that displays everyone’s landscape into one photograph. I would also like to publish this art piece for others to see in person. A discussion will come later on the final piece of the artwork we will be turning in as a group. Other creative ideas are always welcome! I will have a website called the “The Landscape of an Artist” This is not a set and stone name for the website, its just an idea to where i am taking this. We will discuss as a group towards the website name, the over-all view of what the project is and what times are flexible for scheduling. There is more to discuss in the group and everyone will be on the right and same page. Check- ups will be recorded as well, meaning i will check up on your status of the photographs you are producing.
When it comes to taking photographs of landscape, i would like you to capture the environment that it’s set in. Make it feel alive and like the viewer is standing in that space. If photoshop is needed, that is fine aswell. The goal is to make it as real as possible but creative too. Landscape is a very broad subject when it comes to photography, so i am narrowing it down to landscape as an environmental space. A location that has many or very less information included in it.You can take as many photographs as you would like to achieve the look you were searching for. A single image is due by that week, on your website page.Its up to you to where and what location you want to photograph. I would rather leave out any figures, because it will get too personally and we would have to have to give out forms to sign. Because these photos are posting online i would rather stay away from that. Again, this is just my idea on the whole project, other ideas will come up when the group is coming together as a whole.
*Side note: because of the panorama sequences we will be using to put all of our photographs together will either need to be in color or B&W. Color i would prefer, so we can convert the photographs into B&W if needed. We really want to achieve a realistic environment for the viewers.
Goal: Every due date you see listed turn in ONE photograph you think described that landscape very well. You will turn it into me, or email it to me. If we meet up, please give me the photograph through USB (or any other devices). At the end of the last week, each member should have 2 photos. Including mine we will combine all of the 8 photos together to make a panorama piece This will be printed out and published on a board and also on our website.
2/28/2012 - introduction, getting started, what the project is about. review of scheduling, and questions. First process- take photographs of landscape to turn in and post on website Thursdays every week. (first photograph is due on 3/8/2012. Post to your page on the website to show in-progress photos. You don’t technically have to write anything on your page, its up you what you want to do to show progress. At least 10 (or more) images will have to be posted on that Thursday to show progress and to share your work with the world. Also Each Thursday the same assignment will be assigned, but this time a different location.
Dates assignments are due and posted: 3/1/2012-virtual critique create your personal work page for the website 3/6/2012- 1st photograph is due. (over email or in person) 3/8/2012-virtual critique (second photograph is due as well as posting on your page) 3/13/2012-group meeting over the project, connecting all the photographs together. 3/15/2012-project is finished and ready to presented to the class.
What else could we use to make it an amazing piece of work? Different light settings: Morning, Evening, & Night
So after numerous trial and error runs with this concept I have come up with a final presentation. I Combined extreme close ups of the body with star trails that I shot with 20-30 min exposures last weekend in Colorado. This is my interpretation of the figure as a landscape.
For this project I am still up in the air.. I really want to incorporate the figure into an inorganic space- for example a cityscape. Replacing parts of the city with a body- a street lamp with a person etc. A street sign held by a person vs a post.