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POST 14- MY POWER VIDEO
November 16, 2009, 2:10 pm
Filed under: Power, Uncategorized

MY POWER VIDEO

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POST 13
November 11, 2009, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Power, Uncategorized

I watched this video about domestic abuse to get some inspiration, and look at some of the ways it has been shot and they it deels with the issue of bullying. Like my video will have this has a clear message. i might have a titled messgae at the end of my video like this one, to give my video a purpose and hopefully help people. I’m going to look on the internet a hopefully find some more videos that give me inspiration like this one.

 “Actress Keira Knightley is seen suffering a brutal assault in a new advertisement highlighting the issue of domestic violence.

The two minute TV and cinema ad, for the charity Women’s Aid, shows the star being beaten by her partner after she returns home from a film set.

It is directed by Joe Wright, who worked with Knightley on Atonement.”

I want to make a video with a message but i want it to be original to make it stand out, so i might try and do and animation of some sort.

The power video i decided to make in the end is an still image animation about a bully, and his loss of  power once he gets his punishment and ends up in prision. It is a very simple video with a strong message and it directly relates to power. The man in my video is based on someone i know and i was was going to take still phtographs off him, and i was making my story boards on “paint” when i decided i liked the storyboards and decided to use them as part of my video instead of photographs, and i think they work well. In the video i show my character using several methods of bullying i did some research into types of bullying including a useful website http://www.bullyonline.org/workbully/bully.htm#Types  to get some ideas for each clip.

after making it i looked into different types of animation to get some ideas for my final artefact. i looked on www.wikipedia.com

[edit] Stop motion

Main article: Stop Motion

A clay animation scene from a TV commercial.

Stop-motion animation is used to describe animation created by physically manipulating real-world objects and photographing them one frame of film at a time to create the illusion of movement. There are many different types of stop-motion animation, usually named after the type of media used to create the animation. Computer software is widely available to create this type of animation.

  • Puppet animation typically involves stop-motion puppet figures interacting with each other in a constructed environment, in contrast to the real-world interaction in model animation. The puppets generally have an armature inside of them to keep them still and steady as well as constraining them to move at particular joints. Examples include The Tale of the Fox (France, 1937), Nightmare Before Christmas (US, 1993), Corpse Bride (US, 2005), Coraline (US, 2009), the films of Jiří Trnka and the TV series Robot Chicken (US, 2005–present).
    • Puppetoon, created using techniques developed by George Pál, are puppet-animated films which typically use a different version of a puppet for different frames, rather than simply manipulating one existing puppet.
  • Clay animation, or Plasticine animation often abbreviated as claymation, uses figures made of clay or a similar malleable material to create stop-motion animation. The figures may have an armature or wire frame inside of them, similar to the related puppet animation (below), that can be manipulated in order to pose the figures. Alternatively, the figures may be made entirely of clay, such as in the films of Bruce Bickford, where clay creatures morph into a variety of different shapes. Examples of clay-animated works include The Gumby Show (US, 1957–1967) Morph shorts (UK, 1977–2000), Wallace and Gromit shorts (UK, as of 1989), Jan Švankmajer‘s Dimensions of Dialogue (Czechoslovakia, 1982), The Trap Door (UK, 1984). Films include Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Chicken Run and The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Cutout animation is a type of stop-motion animation produced by moving 2-dimensional pieces of material such as paper or cloth. Examples include Terry Gilliam‘s animated sequences from Monty Python’s Flying Circus (UK, 1969-1974); Fantastic Planet (France/Czechoslovakia, 1973) ; Tale of Tales (Russia, 1979), The pilot episode of the TV series (and sometimes in episodes) of South Park (US, 1997).
  • Model animation refers to stop-motion animation created to interact with and exist as a part of a live-action world. Intercutting, matte effects, and split screens are often employed to blend stop-motion characters or objects with live actors and settings. Examples include the work of Ray Harryhausen, as seen in films such Jason and the Argonauts (1961), and the work of Willis O’Brien on films such as King Kong (1933 film).
    • Go motion is a variant of model animation which uses various techniques to create motion blur between frames of film, which is not present in traditional stop-motion. The technique was invented by Industrial Light & Magic and Phil Tippett to create special effects scenes for the film The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
  • Object animation refers to the use of regular inanimate objects in stop-motion animation, as opposed to specially created items. One example of object animation is the brickfilm, which incorporates the use of plastic toy construction blocks such as Lego.
    • Graphic animation uses non-drawn flat visual graphic material (photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines, etc.) which are sometimes manipulated frame-by-frame to create movement. At other times, the graphics remain stationary, while the stop-motion camera is moved to create on-screen action.
  • Pixilation involves the use of live humans as stop motion characters. This allows for a number of surreal effects, including disappearances and reappearances, allowing people to appear to slide across the ground, and other such effects. Examples of pixilation include The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb and Angry Kid shorts.

[edit] Computer animation

Main article: Computer animation

A short gif animation

Computer animation encompasses a variety of techniques, the unifying factor being that the animation is created digitally on a computer.

[edit] 2D animation

2D animation figures are created and/or edited on the computer using 2D bitmap graphics or created and edited using 2D vector graphics. This includes automated computerized versions of traditional animation techniques such as of tweening, morphing, onion skinning and interpolated rotoscoping.

Examples: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Danny Phantom,Waltz with Bashir

[edit] 3D animation

3D animation digital models manipulated by an animator. In order to manipulate a mesh, it is given a digital skeletal structure that can be used to control the mesh. This process is called rigging. Various other techniques can be applied, such as mathematical functions (ex. gravity, particle simulations), simulated fur or hair, effects such as fire and water and the use of Motion capture to name but a few, these techniques fall under the category of 3d dynamics. Many 3D animations are very believable and are commonly used as Visual effects for recent movies.

— i was suprised how many different methods therer are, when i typed types of animation into wikipedia, it certainly gives me inspirations to try some of the different method outs, and maybe do another animation for my video on “memory”. I want to make a very simple computer animation just like the one shown above of the global spinning round as a practice exercise for myself.



POST 12
November 10, 2009, 11:55 am
Filed under: Power, Uncategorized

I found some online advice for if you are being bullied by a gang, i think this advice is terrible and will probably result in you getting bullied more. although it has given me an idea for my video. i could film a young man going up to a gang member and asking him those questions and filming the outcome.

http://www.youthoria.org/home/life/relationships/relationships-bullying/gangbullying/

Gang bullying

If you’re being bullied by a gang, get the weakest member alone and ask why you are being bullied…..

  • Ask them how they would like being treated as badly as you are
  • Ask why they are joining in
  • Say you know that they are really not cruel underneath – appeal to their good side.


POST 11
November 10, 2009, 11:44 am
Filed under: Power, Uncategorized

i have two main ideas, i want to do a video on either bullying in the work place or aggesstive gangs. bullying at work includes : (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/ResolvingWorkplaceDisputes/DiscriminationAtWork/DG_10026670)

Bullying at work is when someone tries to intimidate another worker, often in front of colleagues. It is usually, though not always, done to someone in a less senior position. It is similar to harassment, which is where someone’s behaviour is offensive. For example, making sexual comments, or abusing someone’s race, religion or sexual orientation.

You cannot make a legal claim directly about bullying, but complaints can be made under laws covering discrimination and harassment. If you are forced to resign due to bullying you can make a constructive dismissal claim.

Examples of bullying behaviour

Bullying includes abuse, physical or verbal violence, humiliation and undermining someone’s confidence. You are probably being bullied if, for example, you are:

  • constantly picked on
  • humiliated in front of colleagues
  • regularly unfairly treated
  • physically or verbally abused
  • blamed for problems caused by others
  • always given too much to do, so that you regularly fail in your work
  • regularly threatened with the sack
  • unfairly passed over for promotion or denied training opportunities

Bullying can be face-to-face, in writing, over the phone or by fax or email.

This research has given me a couple of ideas, i could make an video about a woman being sexually harrassed andmade to all the “womans” jobs at work like washing up etc. i would make this using still images of the woman with recording of the men making comments and laughing.



POST 10: POWER
November 2, 2009, 3:28 pm
Filed under: Power, Uncategorized

Obstruction for Power ThemePosted by admin on Tuesday, November 3rd 2009     

The obstruction for this theme is very simple. It is merely a time restriction. Whatever the medium you are using: a still photo essay, an audio piece, animation or other moving image piece there is a time limit of 1 minute and 30 seconds exactly.”

For power i think that im going to make a video about bullying, i believe bullying is a way of gaining power, it can be done either by someone stronger and intimidating or a group of aggressive people. i found an interesting description from www.wikipedia.com which relates my chosen idea to power.  “Bullying is repeated acts over time that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Fact Sheet #FS-200127) Bullying can be verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. Although the UK currently has no legal definition of bullying,[2] some US states have laws against it. Bullying is usually done to coerce others by fear or threat.[3] Bullying can be prevented when children are taught social skills to successfully interact with people”  This descriptions of bullying made me think about whats makes the more powerful person( real of perceived) the  more powerful. i think it could be the size or strength of the person or maybe knowledge, maybe they have information of the less powerful person and are using it to bully them. People can also be bullied through having less authoritative power, like pupils to teachers, managers to staff etc. someone could be being sexually harassed at work and because of the threat being sacked just keep quiet which gives the bully the power.  from looking into my research i think bullying is a very broad topic involving power and very relevant. i am going to do more research before i decide what i’m going to include in my film.

In our first lecture on power, nuidty was mentioned. and we were shown this video. i found this video intersting to watch because i had chosen to look at nudity for my peice on Spectacle, and after seeing this i think that theres is definatly a link to power.