02 Start Your Creative Engines

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In future lectures, only the back half of the class may use their laptops.

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IAT-110

And other SIAT courses

Students who have taken IAT-100 or IAT-102 cannot take IAT-110 for further credit.

This is changing, but please note that you will have to follow-up with SIAT advising after having completed the course to receive additional credit for it.

Start Your Creative Engines

Tales of Creativity and Play

Creativity Notes

Taking Photos

(Part 1)

You will have 30 minutes to go and capture photos in groups of 2-3 people.

Photos

Shot Length

One tool through which you can clarify the focus.

Extreme Long-shot & Long-shots

Useful for establishing a setting.

Extreme-long-shot

Long-shot

May include some of the subject

Long-shot

Mid long-shot

Allows us to see all of the subject.

Mid-long-shot

Mid long-shot

Mid-long-shot Ron Jude, Emmet (1984)

Mid-shot

Uses some parts of the subject, though we still feel like we are seeing the whole.

Mid-shot

Mid-shot

Mid-shot

Close-up

A feature of the subject takes up the frame.

Close-up

Close-up

Close-up Shot from "The Shining"

Extreme close-up

A small detail of a feature takes up the frame.

Extreme close-up

Angle

Can help set a tone or location of the shot.

Low Angle

We are looking up at the subject, which creates a sense of superiority or credibility.

Low angle Shot from "No Country for Old Men" (2007)

Low Angle

Low angle

High Angle

We are looking down at the subject, which creates a sense of isolation or inferiority.

High angle Shot from "Office Space" (1999)

High Angle

High-angle Shot from "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006)

Straight Angle

We are on the same level as the subject, which creates a sense of equality.

Straight angle Shot from "The Hurt Locker" (2008)

Straight Angle

Straight angle Shot from "Rocky III" (1982)

Tilted Angle

The subject is tilted, which creates a sense of unease or desparation.

Tilted angle Shot from the original "Batman" TV series.

Subjective Angle

We are looking from the character's point of view, which creates a sense of embodiment.

Subjective angle Shot from "Inglorious Basterds" (2009)

Selfies

What do they mean?

Selfies

"Selfie with my teacher while she having contractions :D"

Selfie From Twitter

Composition

It helps to establish what is the focus and how it is focused.

The What

Of composition

Composition

The How

Of composition

Composition

Rule of Thirds

A guideline in which important areas of focus are aligned with a 3x3 grid applied to the image.

Rule of thirds

Questions?

Brainstorming

'storming Photos

  1. What you'll be doing:
  2. Open up the photos you took
  3. As a group, come up with and sketch alternative approaches
  4. Make notes as necessary
  5. You will have 10 minutes

Action Verbs

Taking an initial idea and applying different actions to it, to explore further options. For example:

Action Verbs

  1. What you'll be doing:
  2. Open up the photos you took
  3. Apply the following action verbs to your images (and sketch them)
    • Turn it
    • Explode it
    • Lighten it
    • Obscure it
  4. You will have 10 minutes

Questions?

Taking Photos

(Part 2)

You will have 20 minutes to go and retake your photos in groups of 2-3 people. Use what you have learned and developed.

Keep Your Process

Your process is important. It shows us the series of steps that lead to the final result. Your A01 reflection on your process is an description and explanation of the actions taken to get to your end goal. This could include:

A01: Image Drafts

Next week in lecture we will take some time to discuss and improve your first assignments. Please make sure to bring:

For next week

Please remember!

  1. Complete 'A01: Image Drafts'
  2. Keep working on Assignment 01 (take more photos)
  3. Bring a camera to next week's lecture!

Next week will be more on the visual language of design.

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