Uploading Projects….

For the final Korsakow projects a folder has been created on themediastudents.net server called "projects". This lives at:
  • themediastudents.net
  • im1
  • projects
(aka themediastudents.net/im1/projects/) upload your project folder into here, and no spaces in the folder name…..

Participation, the Crunch

Week 12, the last week of classes for the semester. In classes this week we assess participation. This is a collegiate, public activity where you need to be present to be able to participate. If you cannot attend you need to present evidence of why you couldn't make it (medical certificate or the like). As discussed at the beginning of semester we have allocated 30% of your overall result to participation as we have put our money where our mouth is. How much you do, when, where, and what form it takes, is not something your teachers can tell from simply being in class. This is also a subject where there is a strict correlation between attending, reading, doing, and getting something out of it (almost universally those who don't get the subject are those who haven't participated). So to recognise that you get to assess that. You are complete authority and autonomy is assigning this mark, and we expect you to take that responsibility, and do it. So, next week, is a key assessment milestone.

Submission Checklist for Final Projects

A checklist of what has to be handed in, how, for the final projects. This is quite a package so someone should have responsibility for this in your group. All the stuff should be in an envelope or folder so that that parts or pages don't fall out or get lost in the hand in bin, on the way to your teacher.

The Project

  • all the work needs to be submitted on physical media (eg CDROM), and should include:
  • the Korsakow project file (the file that ends in .krw)
  • an export of the finished project (that you've tested so you know it works)
  • a copy on disk of your group's essay
  • the Korsakow project is also to be published online
    • the project online should be on themediastudents.net server in the im1/2013/projects/ folder
    • upload your project into a folder you have created which is the name of your project
    • the folder name should be all lower case, no spaces in its name, and only use characters from a-z an 0-9
  • as is the essay and so
  • there needs to be a blog post that provides links to these from your individual blogs
  • OPTIONAL: original source media

Prototype Bonus

This will be managed in classes, if your group has presented to prototypes then your project team will receive a 5% bonus

Production Bonus

  • this can be included on the CDROM if you like but they must be also submitted on paper
  • minutes of meetings held
    • minutes should include who was present, what was discussed, and any action items (things that need to be done), including who by
  • the gantt chart (project map of who is doing what, when)
  • the bar chart of your individual strengths and weaknesses (likes and dislikes) when making these things
  • a maximum one page discussion of how your project team has allocated tasks on the basis of team member's abilities
All student projects and essays will be hosted on a separate site and made available to the public.

Temp Folder

On the server (the mediastudents.net) inside im1 inside 2013 is folder called prototypes. Use this to publish work in progress for testing. All content in here will be deleted after semester ends.

Breaking News

My laptop been taken off for hardware fixing upping, so using a borrowed computer is not good. My blog reading, posting workflow is seriously broken as there are a couple of bits of software that are now missing, so the oiled machine is now rusty... But, last week of classes, this is when we do the participation assessment, in class. If you're there, you participate (sorry, but hey), if not, you can't.

Collection of Online Resources on Barthes and Work and Text

Work and text are the key terms from the reading, but in another essay he also uses 'writerly' and 'readerly' which are to a significant extent synonyms for text and work. “Barthes and Text :: Text and Work.” Web. 7 May 2013. http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~raha/700_701_web/BarthesLO/text.html “Introduction :: Introduction to Barthes’s Theories of the Text.” Web. 7 May 2013. http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~raha/700_701_web/BarthesLO/intro.html Keep, Christopher, Tim McLaughlin, and Robin Parmar. “Readerly and Writerly Texts.” Web. 7 May 2013. http://elab.eserver.org/hfl0250.html Miles, Adrian. “Annotated Reading - Readerly and Writerly.” Web. 7 May 2013. http://vogmae.net.au/intmedia/2010/readings/annotatedreading-Readerl.html Miles, Adrian. “Work and Text - Notes.” Web. 7 May 2013. http://vogmae.net.au/intmedia/2011/lectures/workandtext/WorkandText-Notes.html “Roland Barthes.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 7 May 2013. Wikipedia. Web. 7 May 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Roland_Barthes&oldid=553531775

And So We Turn to The Project

In labs this week we will begin the work to create the major Korsakow films that are to be made next, and which make up 50% of the overall grade. These are a group project, and we are spending this week doing the prepatory work to pitch ideas next week, when the project will be decided.

Documents We're Using This Week and Next

Have added the assessment to the assessment and documents page too.

Not Quite The Right Spot

ftp01.jpg A whole pile of people have not followed the instructions and have put your work in the wrong place on the server, where they have been put (and I'm not sure why a folder was placed there) means they are NOT on a web server and so will not work. In the first picture, they are int eh folder called 2013. Work MUST be in the folder called themediastudents.net which is the web server, and inside that folder they need to be in the folder 2013 folder inside the im1 folder: ftp03.jpg Work in the 2013 folder in the first picture is not on the Web, it has no URL beginning with http, and is not what is described and illustrated here: http://vogmae.net.au/integratedmedia/how-to-upload-your-korsakow-film I am moving these files now, but for everyone in that folder in that screenshot, this also means the address of your work is changing too. (This is why this task is only worth 20%, it is also why you've been invited each week to make sure you can do all the steps before it is due. New things, leave it to the end, won't work. It has nothing to do with it being computers.) If your name/work is in the list below your stuff is in the wrong spot. Your URL will be shortly: http://themediastudents.net/im1/2013/yourfoldername/ ftp02.jpg

How Many Clips?

Apologies for the confusion and frustration and I'd be pissed too, and no, it isn't having a whinge. The assessment sheet for the sketch film originally said 15 clips. It has been changed to say all the clips. That is my fault and I had thought it originally said all the clips (last year we did 15 30 second clips, this year we did more, shorter). The assessment requirement that all teachers are using is that your film must have a minimum of 15 clips. More makes it easier to make, but you won't gain/lose marks by having only 15. You will lose marks if you have less than 15….

Assessments

Monday 22nd Lisa Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 10am. Liz Griffin Steve Holland Ella Pleasant Evan Raif Monday 22nd Jasmine 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Jasmine will let you in) 10am Patricia Wijaya Natasha Ziragi Chiang Zejing Sanna Wittner Tuesday 23rd Lisa Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 11am Lauren Burgueno Ezra May Aringay Simon Gilberg Aimee Sparkes 2.15pm Paul Blanchfield Steph Iversen Julia Tran Tiffany Tan Tuesday 23rd, Jasmine 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Jasmine will let you in) 1:30pm Zoe Maclean Neha Badiges Vatsal Shah Joshua Juwono Wednesday 24th, Adrian 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Adrian will let you in) 12:00pm Tim Gunn Tess Brenton 1:00pm Ino Rachel Nikki Carmen 2:00pm Angela Yang Ikhwan Wednesday 24th, Lisa Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 12pm Tiffany Wong Jordan di Sefano Tam Tran Melissa Sugarman Jessica May Friday 26th, Lisa 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Lisa will let you in) 10am. Nicole Lawr Nina Weiss Andrew Roberts Benjamin Sheen Friday 26th Jasmine Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 10am Tony Avard Kathryn Bermingham Bella Walker 11:30am Antonio B Jeeva Reuben Chris Gorley 12:30pm Adelaide Fenwick Christos A Alex Zemstov 2:30pm Libby Lin Cindy Hing Kuan-Yi Ho (Stacy) Friday 26th, Adrian 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Adrian will let you in) 11:00am Marta 12:00pm Sheilah Camilla Joyce Michael 1:00pm Anastasia Jean–Ni Daniel Angeline Armstrong Monday 29th Lisa Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 10am Adam Ricco Issy Copley Smith Caley Jowers Jess Junor Monday 29th Jasmine 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Jasmine will let you in) 10am Stevey-Lee Ginger Shaeleigh Van Leeuwen Tuesday 30th Lisa Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 11am Zoe Koulouris Sarah Alibarb Mark G 2.15pm Katrina Cassandra Jasmine Jordie Mark Tuesday 30th Jasmine 9.2.4 Honours Area (you cannot get in, wait near the glass meeting room and Jasmine will let you in) 12:30pm Peter Walsh Lucy Dayman Conor Woods Charles Freedman Thursday 2nd Lisa Glass Meeting Room that is next to the student atelier, Level 2 12pm Amy Bryans Gianna Mazzeo Steph Milsom Ronja Moss 2pm Rui Rui Zheng Xuanling Li Jessica Kelly Vivian 3pm Michael Kean Sam Lloyd Greta R Ellyse O'Halloran

Sketch Film Assessment

While the assessment sheet says minimum of 15 clips it would be MUCH BETTER to include all the constrained tasks. It is a better library of things to work with, and gives you more opportunity to make better work.

Sketch film assessment

The sketch film is assessed in conversations with your teacher. This is outside of class time. Teaching staff will have booking sheets with them in class for you to schedule your assessment and feedback.

General Reading Info

Peoples, there is a list of readings with numbers, the numbers DO NOT correspond to weeks. As far as I'm concerned we are up to number 3, the de Certeau extract. Some of you are racing through them, that's great and go for it, and if you read them again when I ask you to read them I reckon they'll be a much better experience and you'll know them pretty well. (I am not saying don't read them, but I am saying we won't talk about them for a while.)

Constrained Task 5

Given Easter and all this is probably the last of the constrained exercises (which means once done consider yourselves unconstrained!). And now we get more abstract… Brief: Being
  • Make two ten second films about your family, but you cannot show any people.
  • Make two ten second films about yourself, but you cannot show yourself.
  • Make two ten second films about small things worth noticing
Technical
  • Each clip is to be 10 seconds in length (if you use Vine they will be 6 seconds)
  • If you use the Vine app (iOS only) then you can edit in camera
  • If using Vine app then get the video clips off your phone via your phone's camera roll (it is currently way too impossible to find your own work on the vine website, so we are using Vine as a recording rather than a publishing tool)
  • the final format of the video needs to be available in h.264 (if you use a video service like vimeo it will provide a h.264 version of your media automatically)
  • you can publish via a video service (e.g. vimeo, please, no YouTube)
  • publish the clips via your blog (one clip per post) - why only one per post?

Lab 4 2013

Some time for questions, debate, pushback and discussion, who knows what needs airing after the 'angry lecture'. Then we move to Korsakow. Please don't launch straight into it but listen to what your teacher has to say first. This will help you a lot. Then: Open Korsakow (it is in the applications folder). if you are using your own computer download it, but first make sure you have the right operating system requirements for it to run.
  1. How do you add videos to a project?
  2. How do you add still images to a project?
  3. How do you get a still image from your video?
  4. (How do you get your videos in the first place?)
  5. Notice how they are displayed in the program's window, why do you think the videos and still images have the some names? (it means they are listed next to each other so makes it easy to know what image is associated with what clip.)
  6. Once you have a video in there you can open it and there are a lot of properties available that can be changed. The ones that matter the most for now are in keywords, out keywords, preview, lives, and interface.
  7. What do these do or what are they for? (How do you find out answers to these things? - manual, try them and see, guess, ask?)
  8. Look at the things under the File menu, Project Settings and Export are the most important.
  9. BIG TIP: you can draft export but it will recompress and export everything, every time, which is slow. If you export to web then each time you export you can choose to only compress new material, the old stuff is still there but not re-exported. This saves a lot of time!
  10. In project settings/movie name controls the name of the project (it appears in the browser title bar), size refers to the size of your interface stage (NOT the size of your browser window), don't worry about the others for now.
  11. In project settings/export you can recompose or not. I would recommend recompressing at H.264 medium, or if in a hurry and don't mind artefacts, H.264 low. YOu can change compression settings later and recompress everything again when the work is finished (compression and exporting takes a long time).
  12. Finally, open an interface and have a look. There are many already made, but you can also make a new one from scratch. For now just worry about the SNU (smallest narrative unit - this is your video), and the Previews (these will show your thumbnails.
Add videos, add keywords, apply a default interface. Export (remembering to save often) into a new folder and open the resulting index.html file. Make changes to your project, export again, open the index page again.

Useful Links

For The Next Week

Constrained Task 4

And now we get more abstract… Brief: Place
  • Make two ten second films about being 'inside'.
  • Make two ten second films about being 'outside'.
  • Make two ten second films about being 'between'.
Technical
  • Each clip is to be 10 seconds in length (if you use Vine they will be 6 seconds)
  • If you use the Vine app (iOS only) then you can edit in camera
  • If using Vine app then get the video clips off your phone via your phone's camera roll (it is currently way too impossible to find your own work on the vine website, so we are using Vine as a recording rather than a publishing tool)
  • the final format of the video needs to be available in h.264 (if you use a video service like vimeo it will provide a h.264 version of your media automatically)
  • you can publish via a video service (e.g. vimeo, please, no YouTube)
  • publish the clips via your blog (one clip per post) - why only one per post?

Lab 3 2013

This week we are going to continue on with what was done last week. This involves the coloured critiques (more here) because Monday's two classes have missed out, and also as is clear from blog posts and the teachers there is surprise that it works, yet when it removed the ability to say something useful about each other's and your own work collapses. So, we will repeat the method to help embed it that bit more. By all means ask questions from the lecture or the reading, though I think a lot of questions from the lecture would be good in next week's crowd sourced (aka flipped) lecture, so if you raise good ones and your teacher says, "great question, I dunno", write it down and bring it next Monday. Reading for this week is the Weinberger (Weinberger, David. “Knowledge Overload.” Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room. Basic Books, 2012), with a pdf available. The weekly constrained task is available too. Pay attention to what you are noticing, in your work, each others, how you go about doing things, what you notice to film, how you trouble shoot. Are you noticing more things? Apply this to your blogs. What small things do you notice that could enter your blog as a notebook (rather than an assessment thing). I also think it will be worthwhile introducing you to some ways of making curating things into your blogs much easier, which I think we should do next week.

Constrained Task 3

This weeks task we again up the ante a little. Brief: Place
  • Make two ten second films about travelling towards.
  • Make two ten second films about travelling from.
  • Make two ten second films about a specific place.
Technical
  • Each clip is to be 10 seconds in length (if you use Vine they will be 6 seconds)
  • If you use the Vine app (iOS only) then you can edit in camera
  • If using Vine app then get the video clips off your phone via your phone's camera roll (it is currently way too impossible to find your own work on the vine website, so we are using Vine as a recording rather than a publishing tool)
  • the final format of the video needs to be available in h.264 (if you use a video service like vimeo it will provide a h.264 version of your media automatically)
  • you can publish via a video service (e.g. vimeo, please, no YouTube)
  • publish the clips via your blog (one clip per post) - why only one per post?