From Silent to Sound

Cinema began as silent film until the 19th century when technologies with the ability to record and playback sound was invented. Before this, films where often accompanied by a live band or orchestra to help evoke emotion and aid in storytelling. In 1894, Thomas Edison’s assistant, W. K. L. Dickson, created the first synchronised experimentalContinue reading “From Silent to Sound”

Internet paradigm III: Framing and the Construction of Perception

Everything we see, from the news, to restaurant menus, to advertisements have been framed. The people in charge of producing the media present it with an angle; a frame. When it comes to things like ads, the framing is most likely going to be directed at a target audience. For example, this ad here isContinue reading “Internet paradigm III: Framing and the Construction of Perception”

Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare

Media can be distributed thousands of ways across the internet. We have already covered some of the ways media is distributed through networks in last weeks blog post. This week we will dive deeper into distributed media and discuss how memes can be used as a form of warfare. Distributed Media Distributed media refers toContinue reading “Internet paradigm II: Distributed media and Meme Warfare”

Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence

Network participation and collective intelligence are key factors in the distribution of knowledge on the internet today. Without it, people would not be able to bring their ideas together and learn from each other. Collective intelligence is all about the sharing ideas and knowledge among people online. “Collective intelligence is a form of universally distributedContinue reading “Internet paradigm I: Networked Participation and Collective Intelligence”

Continuity and Discontinuity Editing

Assessment 1: Lumiere Films Growing up in Tasmania, I felt isolated from the rest of the world. Time seemed to slow down and as a teenager, I almost felt trapped, wanting a chance to explore the rest of the world. I focused on the parameters and depth of my shots to create that encapsulated feeling.Continue reading “Continuity and Discontinuity Editing”

The Medium is the Message II: The Logic of Digital Production and the Network Economy

Similarly to last week, this week in BCM112 we talked about the medium being the message, however, we dove deeper in digital production and the economic network this week. One thing we learned was the difference between legacy and emergent media. Legacy media, such as books and newspapers is part of the industrial paradigm whichContinue reading “The Medium is the Message II: The Logic of Digital Production and the Network Economy”

Visual Storytelling

In this week lecture we covered visual storytelling. Visual storytelling is the use of graphics, videos and images to convey meaning and spark emotions in viewers. One aspect of visual storytelling is visual language. This can be broken into three categories: Image Subject Perspective Composition Colour Light Size Distance Intensity Colour Continuity Movement Diegesis EditingContinue reading “Visual Storytelling”