Utopia 1

June 21, 2010


Outline for a Level 5  or 6 Brief

This is a more literal interpretation of the original idea which should help this level of student  focus on basic techniques.

Digital Landscape

Create a short video sequence of a digitally created landscape lasting 90 to 120 seconds long.

The landscape can contain

  • Trees
  • Ferns
  • Grass
  • Birds or insects
  • Water
  • Flowers
  • Fire

These elements  can be created using an appropriate generative software application, captured using a screen cam and then put together in a video editing package  to create an abstract version of a landscape.

Additionally include for a couple of real world elements that you have shot on camera such as sky or people.

Examples

Some interesting, related ideas for digital landscapes

Le temps passe

Trees and ferns

Concepts

  • Created using Affine Transformation Fractals
  • Geometric  transformation and self-similarity
  • Bifurcation

Software: VVVV, Fractint

Examples

Fractal tree animation

Lost in a Forest

Trees in the wind


Cherry Blossom

Grass

Concepts

  • From particle modelling techniques for dust and explosions effects in games and movies

Software: Particle Illusion

Example

See page 3 “meadows” example in effects examples of Particle Illusion home page

Scruch – Flower generator

Birds & Insects

Concepts

  • Modelling flocking behaviour of animals.

Software: Boids, Processing

Examples

Java Boids Simulator – also a good example of idea behind this brief

Simple 3D bird – Processing

Flock of birds – Processing

Process

Investigate the software and try changing some simple settings to see how they change the visual output.

Once you have something you like capture it using a screen cam, or output to a video file, depends on the package you are using.

Learn some basic AV editing techniques to put it all together.

Create  a couple of natural elements shot on camera.

Create a library of video clips to be edited in Premier Pro.

Combine them to create a landscape using green screen, matte techniques.

Source or record  audio clips to create a sound track of environmental noises that may be heard in your landscape….note this part will count towards your audio unit.

Export from Premier as a finalised movie

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Linked units?

Audio Editing

Photography

Utopia Installation  Portfolio – a project covering design and construction of an installation for the public to experience their Utopia projects.  Basic components; dark room; projectors; screens; speakers.


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