Micheala asked about cheaper underwater cameras than the Go Pro 2.
As some others within the group may want to film underwater I thought that these links may be useful.
Go Pro 2 : The new go pro 2 is around £262 from Amazon uk
You can still buy the original HD Go Pro for about £184 :
Another Camera that I have found that has good reviews is:
ContourROAM Waterproof HD Action Camera it is about £146 :
To Shoot at more than just a few feet underwater this camera needs a case which is about £32 : This brings the total to around £184
The other option is to buy a waterproof case for your own camera or mobile phone. These can be soft cases and work well up to a few meters underwater:Cost from £20 – £50
Lawrence asked about possible web sites for locations in the UK. One of my undergrad students used a site to find a disused mental asylum which he filmed in.
I have been looking for derelict places on line and think I have found the link that the undergrad student used.
Its called: http://www.abandoned-britain.com/
If you dig around on the site you will find photos of possible locations. The one my student used was an asylum. He just climbed the fence got in and filmed.
Another site I found was : http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/
Peter Greenaway is an English filmmaker who has made a series of films some more mainstream than others. In his project Tulse Luper Suitcases he combined a film with an exhibition and installations based in gallery spaces and outside projections to experiment with new hybrid forms.
Tulse Luper Introduction
Peter Greenaway wrote a paper on the death of Cinema called Cinema Militans which is worth reading.
A clip from Tulse Luper Performance
We saw earlier Bill Viola’s Reflecting Pool and how he manipulated both time and screen space.
It is worth looking at some of his other pieces like:
There have been some interesting visual experiments with audio and visual experimentation relating to the music industry;
Michel Gondry Look up some of his work on Youtube
Stop motion animation for the White Stripes
Public Enemy were doing some interesting things with sound and sampling building up sounds from cutting up and mixing found sounds from a variety of sources to create something new.
Chris Cunningham who makes films for many musicians collaborated with Gill Scott Heron, on the piece New York is Killing Me. Visually in its use of the triptych format is interesting.
Gill Scott Heron also wrote the Revolution will not be televised
Can we all meet in the ICE base room at 12 o clock. I am putting the website together and don’t seem to have pictures of the families ready. Can we all make sure that we have pictures of the families/victims that are ready to give to me so that I can add them to the pages of the website.
You can name them …….familyname.jpg.
We will be checking on blogs again so make sure that you are beginning to get into the habit of responding to what we show you, making reference to things that have influenced you, talking about your own work that you are beginning to make.
In the session we will be going over the content from the RSA for their competition and also looking at some more examples of experimental pieces.
Some of you have had problems exporting movies. It is possible to leave the export of a batch of your movies running overnight from within Final cut pro using the batch export command.
A link to an article to show how to do this is here