Week 5 (Feb. 8) DISORIENTATION

DISORIENTATION!

1. PRESENTATION: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DISORIENTATION

2. PROJECT TWO INTRODUCTION

3. IN-CLASS EXERCISE: ALTERNATE CAMERA

FOR NEXT WEEK

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SPATIAL and TEMPORAL DISORIENTATION

Spatial

Ernie KOVACSEugene (excerpt) (1962) – illusion within “television space” – the screen as frame

Ernie GEHRSide/Walk/Shuttle (1991) (excerpt)

Charlemagne PALESTINEFour Motion Studies (1974)

Valie EXPORTSeeing and Hearing Space (1974)

Department of Biological FlowKino-Gait No. 3

Bill VIOLASweet Light (1977)

Temporal

Martin ARNOLDAlone: Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998)

Gary HILLBlind Spot (2003)

Michael SNOWSSHTOORRTY (2005)

Lynda BENGLISNOW (1974)

Hollis FRAMPTON—Critical Mass (1971), Parts 1, 2, 3

Bill VIOLAAncient of Days (1979)

FOR NEXT WEEK

1. ALGORITHMIC EXPERIMENT

In groups of 4 (or 3).

a) Research the functions pertaining to the camera you have been assigned. Use both the manual and the camera itself.

b) Develop a 5-minute list of 20 events that will involve:

- camera motion on the tripod (one person): vertical and horizontal pans, degrees and direction (left/right), pan speed / duration

- alteration of camera functions (two people): Focus, Zoom (and Digital Zoom), White Balance, Iris (Exposure), Shutter Speed

(one person to work with functions on the camera body, one to work with functions on the LCD touch screen)

c) In class next week: Perform this sequence of events in “real-time” with the use of a timer (a 4th person can function as time keeper).

Manuals:

CANON VIXIA HFS200 (1)

PANASONIC HDC-TM900 (2)

SONY HXR-NX70 (2)

Example:

00:05—horizontal pan, left, 180 degrees, 10 seconds long

00:10—White Balance: Fluorescent

00:12—Focus: maximal blur, over 5 seconds

00:18—Zoom out, maximal, over 3 seconds

00:20—Vertical pan, 45 degrees upwards, 4 seconds long

etc.

2. MACHINE VISION (cont’d)

RESEARCH the machine vision-related link you have been assigned: come prepared to talk about its context, implications, modes of operation etc.

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