Monday, November 5, 2012

Project 6, "The Youtube Video Mixer"

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1.) Assignment 6 Completed. The Dreamweaver file/
your Youtube video remixed emailed to Dillion our
lab technician ( By time
designated. That is a day/Sunday before class.


1.) HTML/Dreamweaver file in possession to give
to me. The mixers should be online, but this is
for archival purposes as well.

2.) The [final] reading in this course : 
MANOVICH. "What New Media is Not".
You should all have received an email of this.
TWO QUESTIONS over reading posted to blog.

3.) Make a detailed comment on a blog post
(which should be effective by end of class or near)
containing our final short film over The Shallows.
Include three things-
1. - Your favorite transition/editing trick in the film.
2. - What most struck you visually as loyal to the book/chapter.
3. - The separation between reading the chapter and "watching" it.

Dillon is available Mon-Thur
10-5 PM. Thursday is the most ideal
time to reach him as there are no scheduled
classes! The other days there are classes so
be wary which times. See him for issues.

I will be present in lab both Sundays leading
up to November 19th, 1-4 PM.

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A S S I G N M E N T   6
"It's the Youtube Video Mixer"

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 You will be developing a webpage as a multichannel video/audio work inspired by the In Bb 2.0 as available online: 

Click on the "mixer" image for the link to INBFLAT.

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Your project is to have at minimum no less than 5 videos to mix. You can duplicate the format as in the "inbflat" project, using 20 videos or use no less than two videos to mix.


You are making a video remix, net art project, imagine someone coming to your webpage and randomly clicking on your videos to create a unique, live montage of videos and sound.

There are a wide range of possibilities and variables to consider as you develop these pieces.  You are the director!  Consider all aspects of creating this piece.

This includes:

-change the background color (THIS IS REQUIRED)
-change the title text on the page (THIS IS REQUIRED)
-The shape of your grid?
-Color or tonality of your videos in the grid (all black and white, all towards one color spectrum, light, dark, day, night?)-Camerawork
 - all hand held?  All from tripod?  All zooming?  All panning left to right or up and down?  Or some combination?
-What or who is your subject and why? 
-What is the sound or sounds either repeated or different for each video? 
-Subject matter? ALL UP TO YOU.
- the video sources will come primarily from videos you create and upload to youtube.  These are to constitute no less than 2/3rds of your project.  You may use appropriated videos from youtube but these must be used sparingly - no more that 1/3rd of your videos may be from existing youtube sources.  (these are general guidelines of course, if you use 5 videos total, at least 3 must be of your making for example).  
-techniques - you will be learning some basic html coding with this project while using Dreamweaver for basic production.

-sound – for this piece you have you may have up to 20 audio channels interacting and mixing in real time! These can be all different or repeats of the same audio/video. Choose carefully as the mix of sound is very important to this project.

Youtube remixes are due emailed to Dillon by Sunday NOV 18 at 5pm!
In the form of a Dreamweaver file or a text file.

Follow instructions carefully BEFORE sending these to Dillon.

-CHANGE THE NAME OF THE index.html file that I will send to your name as follows: Save the file with your name on it EXACTLY as follows: John_Smith.html

He will upload these to the Digital Media area website from where you can link this to your blog. You must also take a screen grab of your entire remixed work and post this to your blog, link this image to your remix project once the associated web page is finished.


EXAMPLE - replace the highlighted code with the embed you cut from your chosen youtube vid:

You can paste that in your Dreamweaver file and create a
link to that video! Adjust parameters within the embed code
to change the size of the video!


You'll find THIS useful. Hexadecimal color shortcuts
for figuring out the whole "6 number/letter" color codings
more quickly when changing the color of text/backgrounds/etc.

I shall post more useful links as time rolls along in a matter of days!

Next post shall be an actual example.

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