Connotes, denotes and codes

Symbols, colours, images… Everything we see not only in media but in the world around is always telling a story, delivering meaning. Denotation = the literal meaning, what is it?. Connotation = the meaning behind, what else does this tell us? Example Multiple Colours Denote = Rainbow, choice Multiple Colours Connote = Fun, happiness, energy […]

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Project Brief 3 Feedback

We had in depth group discussions about our pieces. This was helpful although our time got cut short and i was unable to receive full feedback which was disappointing. Using the hats as referenced earlier we made specific points about what we did and didn’t like and how they could make it even better. After […]

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project brief 3

My best friend and partner in crime, Micha Dylan Koster is a well travelled young man with many extravagant stories to tell. Creating a media portrait of him has been challenging and exciting, and I am feeling confident and proud of the final result. The process of making this video began with narrowing down the […]

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In the lecture today we discussed collaboration. Our next project brief is to work in groups of two or three, as assigned by our tutor. I am looking forward to this yet also slightly concerned. Rachel made great points about ensuring you are on the same page as your group, what mark are you all […]

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A funny name for a microphone I first thought – a zoom usually references a camera lens. Today we had far too much fun learning about these tools and how to put them to their best use for our next project briefs. Walking around we were asked to record sounds such as speaking, water running, […]

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Feedback PB1

My self portrait turned out to be something I could say I am proud of. There are certain aspects of it I feel don’t portray the ideas I was trying to get across but I do feel that is all part of the learning experience. Using all the separate elements of my first self portrait, […]

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Reflection and criticism

Discussing others’ work is always daunting. Having your own analysed can be some people’s worst nightmare. To my surprise it was not. Not having to stand up helps. But presenting a piece of work to a crowd of strangers, which is focused on the self and reflection, was refreshing. Watching fellow students present their own […]

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Self Portrait V2

Here we go. The editing and collaborating process of this assignment was helpful more than anything. Editing has always seemed somewhat daunting, complicated and fidgety. I have never been good with fidgety things. Putting together my familiar and new pieces of media was enlightening and helped me to tie together the overall idea behind my […]

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