Wednesday, August 26


project objectives:
- demonstrate a compelling and clear use of sequence in narration.
- explain how messages are constructed over time.
- demonstrate how point-of-view adds interest to a narrative
- learn the basics of story boarding to convey movement, direction, the passage of time and mood.
- experiment with a variety of media to tell stories.
- interpret principles of 2-d design within temporal media (balance, contrast, direction/motion, emphasis, rhythm, unity).
- explain the affordances of screen-based linear narratives in relation to printed communications.
- apply precise craft to the creation of story board panels and overall presentation.
- engage in thoughtful and positive group and one-on-one critiques.

choose an activity / sport / hobby / game you enjoy. do not choose the subject matter that you used for last year’s icon set. your choice has to encompass a range of actions/activities, and you have to be able to observe it firsthand this semester to make images, photos, video, and observations. it’s better if other people you know participate in it as well. there also has to be a t.v. program, t.v. station, video, or film about this activity (hg tv, nfl, documentary, etc).

choose an event / experience from your activity / sport / hobby / game to visualize over a ten-image book sequence from two points-of-view (yes, image class is already proving useful). consider micro and macro motions/events; complex and simple motions; various points-of-view (first, second, and third person. and what does that mean, by the way?); literal, abstract, or metaphorical actions. consider pacing and sequencing through your book. how fast is the experience going? are you maintaining a consistent speed, or changing speed? how can this be done in a book? is it possible to “freeze” the action?

by the end of the day (wednesday), post your activity / sport / hobby / game decision to your blog, as well as your chosen event / experience. label your post "na" for narrative class.

- two 10-frame sequences sketched out in 3” x 2” horizontal frames on 11 x 17 horizontal paper, one sequence for each point-of-view. this is your storyboard to show how the action progresses in your event.
- select a key moment in the event to render in three media of your choice -- 6” x 4” images. show both p.o.v.s for each medium on an 8.5 x 11 sheet, for a total of six tight images on three sheets.
- 1st person p.o.v. in collage, 3rd person p.o.v in collage
- 1st person p.o.v. in photos, 3rd person p.o.v in photos
- 1st person p.o.v. in pencil, 3rd person p.o.v in pencil

any analog medium is fine, as are digital photos.

- document everything to place on your blog -- two 11 x 17 storyboard sketches and six rendering studies. label your post “NA” (for narrative)

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