Project: Mood Images

Project with Katharina D. Martin and Dave Wille
Begin: 4th January 2016 at 10.30


To create affective and atmospheric images, which in turn will trigger certain emotions in the spectator, is one of the numerous necessary skills you will learn in the programme Moving Image. There are many different tools that an image maker has at her or his disposal. Besides techniques for writing or crafting a story, there are subtler means to communicate content.

These tools are: Light, camera (frame size, angle, duration, movement or lack thereof, composition, and depth of field), the casting (performance and type or style), the sound design and music as well the production design (sets, props, costumes, and locations, colours, styles etc.), the media (digital animation, video recording, film recording, etc.).

In this project we will asks you to create two different scenes, each of the length between 1 and 3 minutes. The pieces should be directed in a way that their atmosphere is the most crucial aspect. The narration does not have priority and you must not work with dialogues. You will choose two opposite mood themes you want to create. To succeed you will have to find an appropriate way to bring these themes into form.

School re-opens on January 4th.

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About the lesson next week

History of perception 

(or philosophy)


The lesson next week is cancelled because only two people can attend. Instead of a lesson you'll do a short assignment, inspired by the last lesson. 

The philosopher's letter

You'll write a letter of about 400-500 words (1 a4) about a philosophical topic to one random classmate. In the letter you'll ask a philosophical question that is related to art or film in particular and you'll try to answer it. 

Email me your letter by next Wednesday (end of the day, before midnight). After the Christmas break I will give the letter to another classmate. I'll decide which classmate that will be, so you should write your letter to "friend", "x", "fellow thinker", "fellow artist", or whichever unspecific name you can think of.

Before I send the letter to a classmate, it should be a letter worth responding to. Therefore I will grade your letter (insufficient, sufficient or good) before it's send. If the letter is not good enough, you'll have to rewrite the letter. 

What I expect:

1- I expect you to make an effort to really think about a good question and its answer.
2- I expect you to refer to an artist, an author (a philosopher would be a good one) or both in your letter. (Also make sure anyone can look up the information you've used in your text, so include a small bibliography)
3- I expect you to write a letter in decent English