After I presented my summer projects, one of the pieces of feedback that really stood out to me was choreographing in a way that I was unfamiliar with. I decided that one of the first prototypes that I wanted to make, was to take this feedback and think about ways in which I can choreograph the technology. Using the 1,000 images that I used to create the photograph composites from my summer project, I strung them together to make movement sequences. I decided to not alter the sequence or timing of the images, solely for the purpose of seeing how all the photographs fit together.
From this initial sequence, I began to craft and shape the photographs more intentionally. The idea here is to choreograph a dance using the series of photographs I took. I am able to zoom in and craft the “dance” frame by frame. I began to go in and alter the timing of each photograph and play with the repetition and sequences of shots.
I am pretty happy with the direction of this and would love to continue working on “choreographing” a piece in this manner. After presenting today in class, I was given some good feedback, as well as some interesting questions that I need to ask myself:
• What is the difference between choreographing and editing? How does my decision making process differ?
• What are the affordances to still images versus film?
• What is the equivalent of a still image in dance?
In addition it was recommended that I watch “Playtime” and “Stranger Than Fiction”. I have ordered them on my netflix, and will write about them with my reaction as soon as they come.