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Video Vortex 9 website

October 4th, 2012 · No Comments · video vortex

From the about page on the Video Vortex 9 website: Currently we see new configurations of the components of online video culture. Online video platforms such as Youtube are as assemblages of assemblages a sense pointed to by Deleuze, Latour and others: in flux and loosely effecting one another and neighboring contexts like television, journalism, […]

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Video Parking

October 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · projects

A concept for a future video practice that involves transdisciplinary collaborations.

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Ceci N’est Pas Embres – Korsakow Film

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Documentary

New Korsakow film Ceci N’est Pas Embres by Matt Soar: Ceci N’est Pas Embres is a ‘database diary’, a highly personal travel document based on the experiences of a Montréal family living in France for six months in 2010. This web-based film, created by Matt Soar and due to be formally launched in September 2012, […]

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Lecture on Amateur Video

September 14th, 2012 · No Comments · video vortex

From Dr. Strangelove’s Popular Culture and Communication course, University of Ottawa, Fall 2012.

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New aesthetics of documentary as contemporary art

September 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Documentary

Sternberg Press – Maria Lind and Hito Steyerl (Eds.) "Documentary practices make up one of the most significant and complex tendencies within art during the last two decades. Traditional documentary photography and film have been reinvented and reinvigorated by merging with traditions such as video, performance, and conceptual art. Such recent documentary works attest to […]

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Video Vortex Assemblages

August 29th, 2012 · No Comments · video vortex

Video Vortex 9 submissions are due August 31. VideoVortex #9 proposes that now is a time to re-engage with a ‘structural’ analysis of online-video culture. By calling for this re-engagement with structural questions and an analysis of ‘assemblages’, we point to the often loose forms of influence between components and processes each not fully determined […]

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Spark debrief

August 18th, 2012 · No Comments · research

Just back from NZ after attending the Spark festival. I had a great time and mixed it with local and international creative types. The Waikato Independent ran a small article on my presentation ‘New Zealanders set to embrace new technology’ including an intense looking pic. It was good to meet the documentary photographer David Cook […]

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Spark Pikselin workshop

August 18th, 2012 · No Comments · design

Notes from Brian Smith’s workshop (mainly directed at students): Smith used keynote in the spark presentation to demonstrate interaction design. In this workshop he provided insights into using actions in keynote to create these moves and use it as a visualisation tool. Creating interfaces and mock ups working between photoshop and keynote. Types of development: […]

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Pikselin web development

August 18th, 2012 · No Comments · design

Brian Smith from Shift presented on Pikselin today at Spark. These are my notes/prespective on the presentation and workshop: Summarised overview of User Experience Design (Semantic Studios overview) process: Communication – visual design Structure – information architecture Manipulation – interaction design User experience (quotes) ‘the web is more than websites’ – it is ‘products, services, […]

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Spark Workshop Production 2#

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

+ Introduction – background and video technical skills + What is Korsakow? + Korsakow overview + Prepared content discussion – Spark Workshop Preparation 1# + Preparing Media Assets a. Project Organisation b. Make the Thumbnails/previews + Making the k-film c. K-film anatomy d. Snuifying e. Exports and testing + Publication offline/online Offline publication is as […]

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Spark Workshop Preparation 1#

August 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Teaching

Spark website workshop brief. Duration: 2 hours (2.30-4.30pm) Making do: A workshop on making a K-film In this workshop students will make a documentary using the computer program Korsakow. People attending the workshop will learn how to create a K-film, an interactive form of documentary that is published on the Web. Participants will record a […]

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Webdoc Examples

August 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Web Documentary

National Film Board of Canada – Interactive works as example of government support and initiative Categorical Examples GDP GDP intro By the time I get to PG Photo Essay – 3.04 Window Dressing Video 3.39 Waterlife webdoc Arte TV Gaza Serdot webdoc Big Stories, Small Towns webdoc Perminda Video example

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