Resume of the tutorial with Jonathan Kearney
Date: May 21. 2018
Topic: Status, work process and final show
I explain to Jonathan my consideration about Augmented Reality.
I tried to get into the software but realized that the learning curves were too steep for a quick process. My most important insight was that working in an unfamiliar software limits my creativity and I still have to develop; stories, animation, poem etc (expanding my pool of material including video).
It is to early to make limitations. I have to work more with sound, movement and editing. The next step could be AR, if I have the time before Final Show I will make some tests. My idea for the Final Show is video projecting.
Jonathan asked me about my feeling for the sound in the latest video sequence.
I decided not to use music, I have been focused on the no-sounds (pauses) I think there is something interesting going on in the breaks; not planned sound. For me it workes with the sound replacement, Jonathan agree he finds the intonations and the repetition interesting.
We talk about the Final show, where I want to make a kind of space by using two projectors, to create a small and a big screen. My intention is to make an interaction between the two screens. For the big video projecting I will make split screen it allows me to let different images complement each other, like the idea of montage.
The voice replacement test 5, opened my eyes to the power of repetition. In this test 3 persons say the same but not in sync. For me, it underlines the idea of dreams; dreams have a short duration, but the experience of a dream last longer, you carry the dream in your body sometimes for years.
According to my pool of elements, I took the decision that all my actors and speakers should be family members of me. The same genetic material in different ages an gender. Replacing voices, ages and gender are meant to show that the dreamer can be anybody; time and gender are floating. At the same time, they are the people around me – very practical.
Back to the final show; I have to think about the sound while having two projectors. Headphones make a deep sensation of the sound and video. Jonathan was drawn into a lot more, particularly where I play around with two voices. I have to consider how sound works. With headphones, I will have more control over what people hear.
I think I have all the material it is just a matter of editing and selection, so it can be two projections.
Jonathan: You can create multiple versions of this material, depending on the setting. The edit mood is very important, it can change its meaning in the process.
I talking about the amount of element and the words and how I work with the new and longer list of words. I made an alphabet, list, random list, the amount of letter list. I am aware of the effect the poem can have; from magic to a shopping list.
Jonathan talks about the list and the categories. I’m not sure if I should use words in my video works, it is taking to much focus.
Jonathan looks at the video with three masked persons. You are not sure if the masks are a physical thing or made in After Effect. Once again he mentioned how intense the feeling is by using headphones.
The words could also appear as a kind of breakers between the sequences, and not be a direct part of the different sequences.
I don’t have to show everything, the words could be part of the installation, could be just one sentence on the wall. Like giving hint from where it comes from.
If I got time Jonathan recommended me to make a test with AR, especially because Terrie offered me his help. It is another expression of my work another representing.