A PHD student, Hannah, came to our class to talk to us about her projects with Korsakow, she was also on the panel that we had to present our project briefs to.
For her, it is all about noticing. She has based her entire project around noticing with Korsakow. She starts with a quote – “To notice is to make a distinction, to create foreground and background, to distinguish some ‘thing’ from its surroundings” (John Mason). Like our group she refers to Matt Soar – she uses his words when she says “if not languid, exactly, then contemplative, interpretive and exploratory”, and that the works are documentary-orientated.
She goes into talking about how there are three components to making a K-film:
1. Video component
2. Relational pattern (the work you do in Korsakow such as key wording)
3. Interface (what the user interacts with as they view your work).
She said that her starting point was to film everyday moments that she believed were worth noticing and build conceptually upon that collection. She then goes into saying how close up thumbnails are better to use than a wide shot as it is more personal and interactive, and she likes to add sound to the previews, to suggest they are video like.
Coming away from this class, the questions that came up were to think about the interface design – the video granules positioning for the different clusters and bridging clips ; How can we find a voice in a K-film combining noticing, list making, and multi-linearity?
Our group needs to look into key wording, as this was a huge emphasis on Hannah’s work, and one point is to not have too many key words. We need to create patterns for the user to pick up on, and not to complicate the key words, keep it simple! She is suggesting to think about patterns and rhythms that are reoccurring. We need to notice what is happening!
Now going onto to interface designs, she works with multiple interfaces, uses clustering and has bridging clips, which relates to our projects in the way we want to have four clusters with bridging clips that allows us to create a structure for a multi-linear non-narrative. With Hannah’s work, she has designed her interface in a way that has four clusters and has them set in the same position so that the user can see the reoccurring rhythms – which could work for us if each bike was in the same position. She says that Matt Soar has clusters and then a rhythm – it has an alternating rhythm! We can use loose assemblage through patterning, and k-films express an idea instead of telling a story – this will help with the keyboarding process!
This presentation that she delivered gave us further inspiration, and ideas to move further to make the best of the project, and get the most out if it. We can now go away and rethink what information she has given us, and the way she designs her projects through media practice. We have been to focused on creating a set structure whereas Hannah suggests that we should be allowing Korsakow develop the natural structure, which is where she informs the idea of noticing.