Here is a template for the concept statement for PROJECT TWO:
Our group has chosen the online video example ….X (link). If we contextualise this work/project in relation to the studio activities so far (the mindmapping and personal case studies) it would be placed in the genre ….X of online video practice. We will produce a number of sketches which analyse the narrative/non-narrative form of this online video practice. Each of these sketches will focus on different aspects of the work/project as a way to understand how it has been made and how relations have been formed between shots to create a narrative/non-narrative structure.
Example in practice:
Our group has chosen the online video example @55uhz (link). If we contextualise this work/project in relation to the studio activities so far (the mindmapping and personal case studies) it would be placed in the genre of experimental online video practice. We will produce a number of sketches which analyse the narrative/non-narrative form of this online video practice. Each of these sketches will focus on different aspects of the work/project as a way to understand how it has been made and how relations have been formed between shots to create a narrative/non-narrative structure.
This is a list of ideas that will be used to inform our sketches. Background on the @55uhz project and previous post supporting this analysis:
1. A sampling approach that records an activity at 000555 frames per second in line with the @55uhz project. The samples are presented in a linear format posted to Vimeo. Text may be included on each sample of video that identifies the time of sampling.
2. “Flipbook” video – what could this look like? An idea would be to make an experiment that is posted to Vine as 6 second loops in regards to getting a flipbook animation feel.
3. A work that is recorded over a period of week before submission. For instance the same activity recorded as a sample of an every day activity for seven days, presented in a linear video, with text time/date like is used in digital photography.
4. The blank space between frames that is experienced in cinematic screening. How can this blank space be emphasised in a work? A frame then an extended black space then a frame etc.
5. A one frame time-based video work with audio track. This sketch works with the idea of a film frame frozen or extracted as a still frame (a photographic image) within a set duration of time. I could experiment with sound and no sound added to the image.
6. A sketch that works with a audiovisual service or tool. This project uses programming to use twitter for a different purpose. What service or tool could work with in regards to exploring how it could be used differently from what was intended? In this case twitter is predominately text based being used for filmic type purposes. What could I do with twitter or another text tool without working with programming?
7. Found footage – this work reuses found footage. How can I break up some found footage I have or material from a copyright free website? i.e. https://archive.org/details/movies – and create a non-narrative out of that footage? In the readings Bassett proposes an “anti-narrative” form – how could I edit this footage into a anti-narrative?
8. @55uhz makes the original film highly granular. This means it breaks the film up into separate independent parts that are a single frame in duration (a film still). What would happen if I took a video activity and broke it into separate granules and then published those granules in a service or tool?
9. From no. 8 – What would happen if they were 2 second loops rather than still frames?
10. From no. 9- What would happen if I published the sampled stills from my found footage in a tool like cowbird.
Each one of these sketches would be posted in the groups’ blogs with reflection notes underneath. These notes would reflect on the discoveries made and what was learnt about the case study @55uhz in relation to the narrative/non-narrative form of that work. These reflections and sketches would be used to write up the presentation.