The Mechanics of Immersion

a Digital/Media studio @ RMIT University


AHOY immersion folks – I certainly hope everything is trucking along well with your PBs-4. As part of the end-o’-semester wrap up, I’ve arranged for The Mechanics of Immersion to have our work screened alongside that of a couple of other studios. This will be a great chance to see our work screened AS IT…

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materialisation, emotion & attention

The final version of Darrin’s video essay from wk3-4, now properly live and complete! materialisation, emotion & attention from Darrin Verhagen on Vimeo.

Hot’n’Tasty Studio Takeaways

As discussed in our final THINKING session on Wednesday, here are our hot’n’tasty studiotakeaways: Subjective variability There is no guarantee that a viewer/listener/audient will be immersed in your project. Rather, we can use and abuse conventional approaches towards an intended emotional response. Try to shotgun it — aim for the widest possible audience proportion. Think about HOW…

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HAIM – Want You Back

I can’t remember precisely in what context this came up in our wrap-up yesterday, but I remember we were talking about PT Anderson, and I thought PT directed this. Turns out it was a chap named Jake Schreier. Regardless, here’s a deconstructed music video.

Nature documentaries + foley

[image source] Part of our studio recap yesterday took a tangent into recording foley for nature documentaries. Here’s the 99% Invisible episode (and accompanying article) that confirmed what I didn’t really want to believe about nature docos and sound design. And here’s another piece Darrin sent through on audio fakery for extreme sports videos. For…

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The Mechanics of Immersion – in 102 slides

Get immersed in what we’ve covered this semester — then let’s get our pub on! Here‘s the audio from our final THINKING session.

REMINDER: 30-second sizzles

Reminder… EVERY STUDENT MUST SUBMIT A 30-SECOND SIZZLE REEL FOR THE STUDIO. ~ THIS MUST be PRECISELY 30 seconds long AND SHARED WITH DAN AS AN MP4 VIDEO by the end of Wk 13, ideally sooner ~ Could be: a sizzle reel of all your Project Briefs YOUR comprehension of what the studio’s been about…

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Week 9 Summary/Plan

Just to recap, lock things off, square things away and a bunch of other metaphors before we wrap up week 9… A reminder, there is NO CLASS next Friday 29 September, due to the Grand Final Eve Public Holiday. Wednesday’s session will feature an extended clip (perhaps the whole film) from Panos Cosmatos’ 2010 weirdfest Beyond…

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