PROJECT #2: Graphic Matches
Create a 2-4 minute video of the content of your choice that uses Graphic Matches to provoke interesting questions about form, content, or both. Consider alternatives to Continuity Editing. Recall how sequences of action matches or graphic matches outside the narrative story can change or manipulate the feel and viewing of the film. You may want to consider CONTRAST while creating this piece – both visual and conceptual. How can you utilize contrast to create a mood, give psychological perspectives or show insight? How can you use graphic matches to help to support those perspectives in your video? Besides the visual, start considering audio, including natural sound, augmented sounds and possibly experimental/new music.
A graphic match occurs when you edit two or more images together that are similar in color, composition, movement, or object shape. Some well-known examples we will view in class:
The shower scene in Psycho, Hitchcock cuts from the round eye of a dead women to a drain with water swirling down.
The opening scene of Un Chien Andalou, Buñuel cuts from a woman's eye, moon sliced by clouds, eye sliced by blade
Maya Deren’s At Land where she uses a walk sequence to move across changing environments. (more of an action match)
See examples here: https://vimeo.com/groups/artc3440s16/videos/119291613
Your assignment is to create a narrative or non-narrative video art piece that uses 5-8 matching shots to add to the conceptual meaning of your piece. You may also use digital still images You may use transitions, color effects, etc., but only cuts are necessary for this project. Try some lighting effects with the light kit. Use a tripod. Time-lapse cinematography (i.e. shots of the same scene throughout the day) can bring out interesting things with natural light. And don't forget to carefully consider the audio for this piece. You must use some natural sounds and you may use sound effects (we have a disk available in MCaP), and/or "free use" music, such as music from Free Music Archive.
SCHEDULE OF DUE DATES FOR PROJECT #2:
Thursday, Oct. 6:
- A SHORT (less than 300 word) synopsis! You will be graded on your concept.
- Storyboard (you may also include a script, but MUST have a storyboard so we understand your matches!)
Thursday, Oct. 13:
- FINAL, digitally-edited version of Project #1 due copied to “Homework Folder > Project 1 Finals”.
Tuesday, Oct. 18:
- In-progress check-in - must have all footage digitized and roughed (grade recorded)
Thursday, Oct. 20
Project #2 video DUE (copied to HW folder)- In-Class CRITIQUE FOR GRADE
Thursday, Oct. 27:
- Final version of Project #2 due to VIMEO and HW Folder.