29
Nov
09

UPDATE….Expanding on idea for Memory

THOUGHTS FOR THE MEMORY PROJECT

I have been thinking about the Memory project and the obstruction of doing something we have not done before and I have decided upon two things:

1) I am going to use a video camera and create a moving image

2) I want to show or demonstrate a completely different way of looking at a subject.

One thing that I have recently been striving to do is to do is use the camera to see the world from my point of view. From the simple act of trying to just get the camera to reproduce what my eye sees but I have not been successful. I have been talking to a photographer and she has been telling me that a camera can never reproduce what the eye sees.

So I have been trying to do the opposite and use the camera to see what the eye misses, there are hundred of example of this from wildlife photography, sports photography etc, etc. I am also going to try this technique out with a video camera to create moving images along the same line of thinking. I mentioned in a previous blog post that the piece is going to be inspired by how my daughter views christmas, she is 7 months old so I popped some basic research on the bottom of the post about the development of sight in babies. After thinking about how to shoot like this I also started thinking about myself and her future experiences of Christmas. I am short-sighted and as a result always feel I have a slightly different view of the world as a result. I have to choose to put on my glasses to view the world the way others do. The way I view the world without my glasses is similar to when a normal person looks at a person, landscape or light and squints. An artist who I think had  glimpse of this due to cataracts is Monet, I was lucky enough to see his collection for myself in london when I was in secondary school and have been inspired by his master pieces time and time again. One that I particularly like is from his collection made later in life during which he was slowly falling to blindness. My eye sight has got worse as I have gotten older and now it is at the worst it has ever been, if it was not for the brilliant invention of slim line lenses I would be forced to wear very thick lenses so when I look at Monet’s work especially his later years I enjoy someones view of the haze of my vision f the world.

Taking this wonderful inspiration when I started this bog I made a few personal goals the following two I want to focus on for this project:

  • I want to combine mediums, I want to produce  piece of work that combines two or more things like light and sound or photography and moving image or sound moving image and photography etc.

 

  • I want to do something that challenges me whilst enjoying the work I am doing.

I think that by using moving image I fulfill the obstruction set for the assignment but I also start toward achieving my personal aims as the whole point for me attending university is so that I broaden my skills and confidence so that when I progress into the working world I am not afraid to take on bigger and better opportunities or tasks.

I am unsure of how this will turn out but I am excited to try it out and to expand on a lacking area of skill, camera work and using editing software.

BUT ENOUGH TALK MORE ACTION I HAVE ALREADY STARTED SHOOTING AND NOW I JUST NEED TO TAKE ACTION.

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