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Saturday, August 15, 2009

'Word Up' - 4D digital media workshop.

So, first blog for Ms Leaney...

Ms Leaney attended a DET digital media workshop on Friday, and a very valuable experience it was too. Practical ideas are always lapped up with relish and this little movie was made within an hour or so. Whilst a little brief, somewhat sinister and quite reliant on the use of effects, Ms Leaney became very obsessed with this little piece and didn't want to stop working on it. She absolutely can't wait to try it on year 7s...
 
The unit 'Word Up' was developed by Deborah Cave, and draws from the work of Grant Stevens' Why the Long Face? 2005 digital video from the Kaldor Public Art Projects 'Move' series. The image and text below is from the website (see: http://www.kaldorartprojects.org.au/education/move-stevens.asp)

 
Grant Stevens, Why The Long Face? 2005, digital video, 4.11 mins, ratio:4:3 © Grant Stevens 2005

Words, rhyme and meaning are putty in the hands of Grant Stevens. Like a sculptor of textual fabric, Stevens takes pictures, words and speech and twists them into a shifting field of double entendres, wordplays and sound grabs. His stuff is the cliché of modern life, the slogans and sound bytes that constantly surround us and which are repeated so often that they lose any meaning that they might have had...

Ok, here now for my piece. Garage Band, I-Photo and I-Movie were used to put together a series of stills of signage from around the school... 

video

Thank you Wendy for a wonderful day!!!

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