Monday, January 31, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I'm not quite sure what I want to do with myself once I graduate college... I should probably figure that out. My favorite TV shows are The Office and Dexter. I work on E-16 here at school.
I think that's about it! See everyone in class :)
Hey hey. I'm going to go ahead and follow the crowd on this one. My name is Alyssa Walker. I'm a sophomore TV-R major with a concentration in video production. I have a history minor and the goal is to someday work at history channel or a production company that makes historical documentaries (it's a slightly nerdy dream, i know). I live in Virginia and I'm hoping to intern in DC over the summer (fingers crossed). My favorite TV shows are Scrubs, That 70s Show, and 30 Rock. I play trombone; I enjoy puns; and I tend to overuse parentheses (if that wasn't already obvious).
Anyway, we had to bring in those pictures from a film noir movie today and it reminded me of a movie called Brick, which is a modern day take on film noir movies starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. If you guys have 109 minutes to spare and want to check it out, it's on instant play on Netflix. The title is the link.
In my media aesthetics and analysis class, we just got a reading about narrative structure, with the classic 3-act structure of a story having a beginning, middle, and end. Then, I saw an analysis of the 3-act structure as it is used today in video games (I put the video in the link).
But, I've recently been a bit frustrated by this concept. Media has changed so much since the oral stories of ancient times, and yet, the 3-act structure still exists in storytelling, though the order is sometimes rearranged. Why? Is the concept of everything having a start and end embedded in the human psyche, or can we get past it? Can anyone name a film, TV show, game, whatever that DOESN'T use the 3-Act structure? I can't, and I'm not even sure how to make a story without omitting the elements of start/end or adding anything else. Does anyone else find it scary that we as humans are restricted to understanding the world around us by how things start and end and we ultimately cannot comprehend the universe being infinite in time as well as space? I know, it’s weird to think this, but really…can anyone think of a story of any medium that didn’t use the 3-act structure somehow? I’d like to know.
BTW, I’m Face, a TVR major.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Also I'm really involved with ICTV and have met some of the most amazing and wonderful people though it. ICTV is also having its Rush Night, and for the .01% that don't know what that means, it the night when all the shows have sign ups. I really think everyone should go and sign up to work on a show its a great experience.
But yeah thats me... PEACE, AND ONE LOVE.
Hi guys, my name is Molly Boekenheide, and I’m a junior who transferred from Arcadia University this past semester. I’m a TV/R major with a concentration in video production and acting minor. I’m not really sure what I want specifically I want to do once I’m outside of school, but I’m leaning towards the something to do with the music industry. I love all kinds of music, but my favorites are classic and punk rock. If you see me around campus, feel free to come say hi. I would love to meet you!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Welcome everyone!. The following project structure is intended to provide you with a methodology to be both specific and help you track the progress and meet your milestones. Since individual projects vary widely some points might not apply. However, you can use it as a roadmap to define/clarify your deliverables and go back to it frequently and methodically.
It has four distinct phases:
This phase helps you understand the big picture and the opportunity to achieve the main goals of your project; to take an idea from conception to completion in the most effective manner.
Brainstorming, sketch models, scenarios, analysis and feasibility assessments.
Define the requirements, scope, timeline, budget (your time and resources) and benchmarks for the project.
Requirements of Analysis:
- Prioritize and validate requirements based on quality(1) and strategic factors
- Determine success criteria and metrics
- Define a preliminary list of production requirements.
- Produce a final script with the discovery result.
- Develop a high-level implementation plan. (storyboard)
- Present a timeline and a budget estimate.
During this phase, create the look and feel of the solution (style). Develop the story requirements, the creative components, the technical design and infrastructure that supports the project.
- Storyline and character creation
- Art Direction
- Audio Design
- Production Design
- Equipment requirements
- Lighting diagrams
- Special efx design
- Models, costumes and makeup
Develop and integrate all the creative, technical and information components.
- Location Scouting
- Graphics, 3D video/audio production needs
- Technical integration
- Set design
- System testing
- Problem resolution
Demonstrate the solution after all final specifications and testing results.
- Audience Test performance and feedback
- Implement promotion/communication strategies
That's all folks!
1-Quality: the true nature of things, the peculiar and essential character
All Illustrations custom made by Rich Powell