First Year

Contextual essay

Althea and Co The idea for Althea and Co first arose when I noticed the sudden increase of candles appearing on my Pinterest and Instagram. I loved the plethora of different aesthetics and the colours, shapes and blends. I really liked the idea of making and selling candles as I am a very creative personContinue reading “Contextual essay”

Where I am From

Growing up in Tasmania, I had a very different lifestyle to the one I live now. I really wanted to portray my transition from growing up in Tasmania to moving to New South Wales through colour, sound and pace. Colour was one of the main elements I focused on to portray this change. I beganContinue reading “Where I am From”

Algorithmic control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content

For the final week of content for BCM112 we discussed surveillance and privacy, specifically within the media. Most of us gravitate to our phones when we are trying to relax. The serotonin enhancing images and sounds that are portrayed on social media are a welcome distraction from the real world. Although being on our phonesContinue reading “Algorithmic control III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Price of Content”

Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control

Locked Appliances vs Generative Platforms Locked appliances are devices that are in control. They have total control over the platform, the information that appears on the platform and all users of the platform. A great example of a locked appliance is an iPhone. Apple falls under permission culture as the company locks the options youContinue reading “Algorithmic control II: Hardware Platforms, Access Permissions and Ideologies of Control”

Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry

Before copyright, content creators had no property claims on their intellectual work. People could share and use content as they pleased and as a result people lacked incentive to create things. Berne Convention In 1886 the Berne Convention was founded as a way to protect creators work from being distributed freely. “The core of theContinue reading “Algorithmic control I: Intellectual Property and the Content Control Industry”

Transmedia ecologies 1: Music Videos and Advertisement

Transmedia storytelling is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. “Transmedia refers to a set of choices made about the best approach to tell a particular story to a particular audience in a particular context depending on the particular resources available to particular producers.” Continue reading “Transmedia ecologies 1: Music Videos and Advertisement”

Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle

In this weeks BCM112 lecture, we learned about hyperreality, simulation and spectacle. This blog post will focus on hyperreality, detournement and control in the media. The word Hyperreality was first created by Jean Baudrillard, a French sociologist and cultural theorist. The following video details exactly what Jean discovered and the definition of hyperreality. Jean wasContinue reading “Internet paradigm IV: Hyperreality, Simulation, Spectacle”

DA Beta

During the couple of months since my original pitch, I have made a lot of progress with my DA. I spent a lot of time watching tutorials on Youtube to help me figure out how to make candles as I have never made the before. I ordered my wax and fragrance oils from Wax &Continue reading “DA Beta”

Cinematography

There are many aspects of Cinematography including Camera, light & design and action. This blog post will briefly describe these topics and how they impact cinematography. Camera There are six main principles when it comes to cameras: Image-sensor / film stock / look up table (LUT) Lens focal length Camera position Exposure settings Focus MotionContinue reading “Cinematography”

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