Hello troops! Below are the videos / online references we looked at in class on Thursday, January 17th. Take a look again and reflect on our discussion of Project Hiroshi.
Eliot Rausch’s What I Have to Offer
In addition to the references below, we screened Eliot Rausch’s What I Have to Offer. In this docu-short, he brings together images of people in the midst of pursuing their passions with excerpts from Charlie Kauffman’s 70-minute BAFTA lecture. In doing so, he has created a film that speaks to something inside of us all, how we think about the world around us, and how we can move forward with a hope that the world can be better (paraphrasing Kaufman here). Take a second look at this piece. In a way, this film is an example of menagerie.
“Director Eliot Rausch is leading the charge for a new generation of filmmakers with his compelling documentary style that pries at the heartstrings and reveals the humanity of his subjects.” – UberContent.com
Jason Silva’s To Understand is to Perceive Patterns
In this short film, Jason Silva expresses a number ideas and a philosophy. In looking at the images, we can see examples both of menagerie and abstractions of the human form on a micro level.
JR Gualtieri’s Unadhaesit in Tempus
In this film, JR Gualtieri explores time and the human form. For our purposes, it could be looked at as an example of figure as landscape. From JR’s description of the film:
“A collaborative work intended to demonstrate a type of four dimensional perception. The movement of bodies is stacked in time to allow past, present and future moments to exist simultaneously, creating novel shapes which are present in all movement, but lay outside of our ability to observe. Also – a love story. Inspired in part by Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Pas de Deux by Norman McClaren and The Unreality of Time by J.M.E. McTaggart.”
Art of the Title is a web site deep in content, including title sequences from many films and television programs, as well as interviews with title creators and analytical essays. A true resources for designers and moving image makers.
Title Shift Photography
Below is an example of tilt shift photography from Keith Loutit.
Optical vs. Digital Effects
In class, we discussed briefly optical and digital visual effects as a tangent to Project Hiroshi. The following are examples of a mix of optical and visual effects from the Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life.