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QUESTIONS FOR FINAL – DUE May 12

Come up with at least 2 questions for our lab’s group review.

HAIKU ASSIGNMENT and BLOG 4 – “Reflections on Class”- DUE May 12

BLOG 3- “Field Trip Blog”- DUE April 28

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BLOG 2- “Design I Like”-DUE March 31st 

MEDP150Blog2SP12

EXTRA CREDIT PHOTOSHOP- DUE March 31st

Panorama Exercise Extra Credit

PHOTOSHOP ASSIGNMENT- DUE March 24th, END of LAB

Postage Stamp Assignment

QUESTIONS FOR GUEST ARTIST- DUE March 24th, BEGINNING of LAB

Think of questions for International Center of Photography Instructor, Chandra Glick, who will be helping our class with advanced Photoshop.

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS (January- February)

STILL IMAGE ASSIGNMENT

Please work with your lab partner on the following Still Photo Assignment.
Important: Bring USB Sticks, or mini hard drives. You are allowed to bring your own equipment.
Please pick either Assignment A or B

Assignment A
You will produce a series of 3-6 still photographs at Hunter College, paying particular attention to composition, line, color, shape and texture.
Each team will pick ONE creative task from the following list:

1) Curate an art show out of found objects
2) Make a building anthropomorphic
3) Shoot something warm, shoot something cold
4) Hunt ghosts with your camera
5) Photograph 5 of the most silent places at Hunter
6) Depict the range of smells at Hunter
7) Shoot from the perspective of someone 5 feet taller/shorter than you
8) Shoot something loud, shoot something silent.
9) Make a composition with shadows
10) Shoot something full, shoot something empty
11) Interpret a stanza from your favorite poem

This idea is inspired by Miranda July’s web project Learning to Love You More. She published 70 creative assignments and asked people to submit their projects.
OR

Assignment B
For this assignment we are asking all students to shoot and post 3 still images to their blogs.

These images should follow the theme: “Hunter College: A Day in the Life.”

You can interpret that as you wish, either with specific people or a broader overview, long shots or close up details. You can either have three images that tell one specific story, or use your three images to illustrate three separate aspects of the Hunter theme.

Your assignment for the lab is to take the 3 pictures, using the Canon camera in still photo mode, plus your imagination and ideas about composition, perspective and camera angle that form the subject of Lecture 3 , and then upload them to your blogsite. If you want to take more than three pictures and then choose, that is okay. Just remember that each additional photo is an investment in the time to take it, and the time to edit it.

Because you will only have your lab time to do this assignment, you could spend some time looking for places that are rich with possibility – they may not be the obvious ones.

DUE February 14th, 2012

CREATIVE  STATEMENT ASSIGNMENT

Recommended length: 250 Words

This short statement is to help you and your potential audience get an initial glimpse of the media maker behind the work. It is an important part both of thinking about yourself as a creator, a producer of ideas, images and more, and of getting the word out about your work.

You should think about your personal motivation, as well as the medium in which you work (or in which you hope to work!) and your background. 

Where do your curiosities lie?  What have you studied that interests you? Be as specific as possible.

Questions of memory? Family relationships? Identity? Music? Theater? Politics? 

What about influences? Are there certain films or film makers that you admire or appreciate? TV Shows? Websites? Games?

Most importantly, think not only about “what you’re interested in,” but about why something interests you, and about what you are trying to say with your work. What truths about the world or your life are you trying express in your work? What are you truly passionate about?

In other words, it’s not enough to say, “I’m interested in hip hop.” Rather, dig into what hip hop might express that you identify with: “I’m interested in showing that hip hop lies at the heart of understanding the deep inner inspirations of urban youth in the early 21st century.”

Samples:
Prof. Marty Lucas: http://lucasmedia150.blogspot.com/
Prof. Ricardo Miranda: http://www.ambriente.com/about.html
Bruce Mau: http://www.brucemaudesign.com/4817/112450/work/incomplete-manifesto-for-growth

Viona Artist Collective http://en.free-voina.org/about

Guidelines for blog assignments can be found: here

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