Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coolest Person On the Planet: RAY VILLAFANE

He is my hero cause not the average joe can do this stuff!!

Colored Pencil Items

Fun Things You Can Do With Legos

I made the White House, then I made the Aliens, and so Aliens are attacking the White House!!! YAAAAYYYYY RAAAAAHHHHHHHH

Actual Movie Critique

  I loved our movie. The prompt was perfect and led to an amazing plot line that was creative, different and had nothing to do with relationships. Our story was about a girl who carved a pumpkin, and then that pumpkin and its pumpkin friends got mad about what that girl had done so they followed her until the army of pumpkins cornered her with a knife, about to carve her. 
  This was like the prompt because it was a turn of events, a story from the perspective of what we kill everyday fighting back unexpectedly. The choice of no dialogue and having it be in black and white gave the movie a very old time feel, like it was a back then horror film. The choice of no dialogue was also important because words in some sense can make or break a movie, and because it was only the girl and the pumpkin who were focused on, the sound in the background only would have taken away from the story, same as if we had added any extra characters, it would have caused the movie to be too long and make it go off course from the real meaning and story. 
  The movie was executed amazingly and our group worked pretty smooth together, so the whole experience was really an enjoyable one! I thought our movie was the best out of everyones because it was clean, on point, made sense and really stuck to what the prompt was in an clever way.

Movie Project Critique

  For the movie project that we had, I surprisingly enjoyed it a lot. Normally projects like these are stressful, you can never get together, people argue, the prompts are pointless and stupid, and most of the ending substance is super crappy. This project was most of the time none of that. The choice of Esop Fables for the prompts was a clever choice because they are deep and can be interpreted in many different ways, making lots of different movies. 
  By letting us have plenty of time in class and supplying us with cameras made making the film a ton easier. Another thing that was smart to do was not letting people pick there own groups and making sure there was a tech person in each group because that caused people to actually work instead of constantly talking and let each group had someone who knew what they were doing involving editing and computers. The project was fun and exciting, and I would recommend doing it again.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Other Space Projects

My favorite performances involving my own class and the main performaces on stage were Sam's and Lindsey's. I loved how Sam was able to use his talent as a musician to make a catcy and well thought out song/music video that was all originally done by him and didn't come across as gimicky. I also loved Lindsey's monolauge which I felt showed off her amazing acting skills and explained space in a creative and funny way. I could tell that she spent a long time thinking about her performace and what space really meant to her. She way able to incorperate her feelings on space beautifully into her project/performance. I was really blown away by everyone, these were just the two that really stood out to me personally. YAY

My Own Space Project

In my own project through drawing, I wanted to show how art could relate to all clusters, so here is a long explanation about my own project :) I put 4 different people on a stage because I feel that is where lots of space involving performing arts happens. The actor, Johnny, is dressed up in Shakespearean clothing, useing hand gestures and saying the famous quote of "To Be or Not To Be." This helped portray acting by showing in theatre that space is used in crossing a stage and filling it up with big/loud motions that helps everyone be able to see whats going on, even if they are in the back row. The musician, Isabella, is playing the cello with lots of music notes coming out. This helps portray space in music by saying musicians fill up the space around them with the beautiful music that they make, and need to have their own personal space so that they have the room to be able to play. The artist, Victor, is painting a picture and it helps show space involving art because artists need space to be able to make art, and artists fill up the space in front, around, on a canvas or paper with the fantastic things that they create. Finally the dancer, Grace, is shown doing a leap in the air and that helps show space involving dance because dancers have to use the space around them to the fullest to be able to move around in it and can use the space around them to the most potential when they do giant leaps in the air. I gave all the characters names because it makes them more life like and shows how all of these ideas are true and happen with so many people on a daily basis.  YAY!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

NU Works: Space

Nu Works is really fun. I have a lot of friends in it and i've already learned a lot. I've never had a class like this before so it makes me happy. The past few class periods we were talking about space where in Ms. E's class we talked about space in terms of space across a stage. We went across the stage of the Green Room performing different comedies and tragedies. My comedy is where I was pregnant and then I suddenly screamed out in an accent that I was having my baby, as the backpack I was using to create an illusion of me being pregnant was dropped to the floor. I admit that there wasn't much space crossed in my performance, but I still got the idea and meaning of what this exercise was trying to teach us. The next B Day we went to an academic teacher and talked about space in terms of digital space. We made blogs and personalized them with naming them and picking the layout. I really liked doing this because I find having a blog about my life and art could really help me in the future in terms of colleges looking at it to get a deeper feel of me. The next day we went to the Opera teacher and we took a relaxing trip through the space of our minds. We had a wonderful journey and learned a lot about ourselves. We had to open a box and inside my own was my best friend who is a stuffed animal named faithful who I have had for a long time and I share everything with. This experience was peaceful but i didn't like it as much as the others because we only took about 15 minutes with our eyes closed and then we took 40 minutes to draw what we saw.  I would have liked to be on the mental journey for longer. Also, a lot of people just saw what was in their box and had to decipher what it meant when I went back and forth to decide what was going to be in the box and I picked in the end. At the end we got to show the teacher some of our comedies/tragedies walks so i was able to do my funny baby bit again. Our last space session was with the dance teacher but was only ok because the real dance teacher wasn't there and so we had a sub dance teacher so it wasn't the real deal. Half of the time we talked about space facts and then it got really fun when we were able to do different movements in the space that we had. My and my group were able to perform in front of the class as a box, where we just formed a box with ourselves then shuffled across the floor. Altogether, I really got the feel of what space means. I will try to be able to portray what I have learned with my solo space project through a amazing piece of art. Nu Works is a class that I really look forward to, and i can't wait until we get to talk about the next word, movement!! :D YAY!!!.

Thursday, September 22, 2011