Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Our first screening of 2021 will be the documentary Freakonomics today in Media Art Honor Society/Film Club. The film is based on the best-selling non-fiction book and radio show by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner. It features segments directed by: Seth Gordon, Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, Eugene Jarecki, Rachel Grady, and Heidi Ewing (a who's who of contemporary documentary filmmakers) and was released in major cities with a pay what you want pricing offer for selected preview showings.
We'll watch segments of the movie and how the approach different directors approached telling the stories and conveying the data which made Freakonomics so popular.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The National Art Honor Society will begin work on our 2021 Rube Goldberg Machine for this year's contest which requires us to shake and pour a box of nerds as the last step in out machine. We'll finish our registration for the team and watch some inspirational examples of Rube Goldberg machines such as the one OKgo created below.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
We are beginning our Peace Poster designs today for the Shanti Contest so I'll share a favorite of mine from artist Shepard Fairey better known by his street art name OBEY. He has created a number of variations based on the poster above that he designed including a mural in Los Angeles and another in Berlin (both pictured below).
The artist first became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" images and still incorporates Andre into his current work. He was was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and currently lives in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. He continues to create posters, murals, stickers, and prints as well as book covers, clothing design, album designs, and films.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Busy, busy. What I’ve been up to since landing, you ask? Well, quite a bit. On Feb. 22 at 11am PT (2pm ET/1900 GMT, hear my team back on Earth discuss the data I’ve sent them so far and what I’ll be doing these upcoming days. https://t.co/gx7ChsBy7k #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/aXnrmwM0Il— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 20, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
This week we learned about Adobe Spark, a tool we'll use to create films this year and our first assignment was to make a short film introducing yourself to the class. The film should answer the following 3 questions 1. Who are you? 2. Why are you here? 3. What is something that is important to you? Today we will watch the films and critique them together, above is a short professional example as a comparison.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
This week we are designing and creating social media posts incorporating interesting aspects of the Mars Rover landing next week using any of the tools we learned in class such as: Sumo Paint, Brush Ninja, and Adobe Spark. The live rover landing will be live streamed on YouTube on Feb. 18, 2021 at 2:15 p.m. EST during our winter break as we #CountdownToMars together with a live watch party for the event.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
A classic photography studio was found in Geneva, New York after being long forgotten in an attic. It contained a number of treasures, most importantly a portrait and glass negative of Susan B. Anthony. Check out the story here for more details: Hidden Studio.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
We are beginning to examine how to structure a story in film with our first assignment which uses Adobe Spark. There are a multitude of approaches but a few things that are consistent among them that we will look at in class. Our first assignment is to tell a story about yourself.
Monday, February 8, 2021
We are beginning our work on the Goals Project this month and posted our introductory video last week to the partner classes around the world including students from India, Taiwan, Greece, and Moldova. we'll check in with our partners and brainstorm for our goal 17 project.
Friday, February 5, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
- Media Art: The Coded Messages on the NASA Mars Per...
- Media Art Honor Society/Film Club: Freakonomics
- National Art Honor Society- Rube Goldberg Machine ...
- Shanti Peace Poster Design: Shepard Fairey
- The Mars Perseverance Rover Landing
- Film: Self Portrait Film
- Studio Art: Our Countdown To Mars Rover Landing
- Photography: Found Classic Photography Studio
- Film: Exploring the Art of Storytelling
- AP Art: Goals Project
- Extra Credit: OKgo Art Together Now
- Studio Art: Google 4 Doodle
- Film Class: Welcome
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