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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Video (Incomplete):

Plan:

1. Why this particular song/piece?
I really like this song because I think it has a really uplifting tone to it, and a lot of the classical music I listened to while researching for this project sounded kind of melancholy, and some of it was really intimidating. This song is really light and happy, it reminds me a lot of spring, which is my favorite season and the one I like best of all five panels.
2. how does this song effect your color scheme – why?
The song reminds me of being outside, which in turn makes me think of how the sky’s color changes with the seasons. And how the colors of everything shift with the varying seasons as well.
3. why your using this specific set of images and how does it effect the
content of the movie. (music choice, historical, symbolic, etc.)
Classical music has been around for over 600 years, it’s seen so many different kinds of life and different types of people have been able to enjoy it throughout these years. The one thing that stays continually throughout the history of classical music is the seasons and how the world we see changes every day and every year. I wanted to show someone walking through all of these shifts in the world.

4. what do you hope the viewer’s experience is? (emotional, political,
etc.)

I hope the viewer enjoys what they see, I hope the music also makes them think of being outside and of how beautiful the changes in seasons are. Although personally, I could do with a little less winter. I think it will be an emotional type of reaction, or at least I hope it will be.

Final Panels:

First Draft Panels:

Research

My music genre is classical. The song I chose is Symphony in D Major: I. Allegro Assai, which can be heard here.

Western Classical music was first exemplified in Christian liturgical music during the Medieval period, but it’s influences date back to the ancient Greeks. The music was mostly used for religious purposes up until the Renaissance and the Common Practice period, where it took on a new life as a form of entertainment. Classical music has been used  as a form of entertainment and a large part of life since the 1400s, and in going with that I want to show the world that we experience everyday in my interpretation of the music.

I want to encorporate elements of the seasons into my piece, using media from different things like magazines and scanned 3d elements to create a collaged environment. Then I’m going to place a person that I’ve photographed moving through this environment. I want to make the environment look surreal, sort of like an imagined world that the person in the piece has created in their head. Color wise, I’m going to move from neutral to chromatic colors within the same color scheme for all the panels.

Here are some photos I found for inspiration:

This is kind of like what I want to do, only more with photographic elements.