wk4 Media integrates theory and practice [theory + creative practice + disciplinary knowledge]
Both Adrian Miles and Liam Ward came and spoke to us today.
Adrian Miles discussed the idea that media is the integration of theory and practice. He said that stories aren’t everything and that we must act on our thoughts in order to make it something as thinking means nothing in terms of the final product, in the media world. It made me realise that it is important to get off my backside and start making a name for myself in the world in order to provide myself with the best possible future opportunities within broadcasting.
Liam Ward discussed editing: it is not about “fixing problems”. It is about deliberately breaking things (putting gaps in there) – encouraging viewers to have fun with the ideas. If you break it – it creates meaning – Why those parts? What does it mean? Why those edits?
We considered, 2001 Space Odyssey – primates fighting over water (using tools to fight) : cut: history of human species – from using bones to break things, to orbiting the earth with a spaceship.
And the 1920s – the chair is more than just a picture – it has colours/meanings – what the images can mean rather than just what they are.
We must consider the spatial/temporal relations of media.