Most of you said in your vlogs that you thought this reading was a lot more enjoyable then the last reading. I liked these readings as well. But you guys did do a great job on your vlogs!!! Some of you even spoke to the camera when you were dying from throat infections and infectious colds! Ewww…But there were a lot of you who sought deep into the reading and gave great views about Eva and Franco’s projects. The only thing that irked me was that most of you still couldn’t pronounce their last name, Mattes. Its Mot-tez!!!!
As the title suggests, this only the first week of P4. Now that you all have met your artists, you can probably feel the pressure of stepping it up when it comes to the Virtual Art Galleries.
I was so proud to see the pictures and videos of people meeting with their artists. I started researching these artists during the summer and now they seem like celebrities to me. The work they do is so visually appealing but also has some things to say about how we live today. You look at some of the work that these people have done and you think “even if Ray Bradbury and Rachel Bloom had been alive 100 years ago, could she have even been able to do what she did?” The answer is no on so many levels. First, photography and filming is a fairly new invention so it didn’t exist back then. Also, Rachel Bloom would have probably been shunned and sent to live with nuns had the thought of fucking Ray Bradbury even crossed her mind.
Not to say that mediums like painting will ever die but, today there is a bigger fish to fry. It’s actually more like fishes. The invention of the camera propelled art into the 21st century and today we have artists like Juha Arvid Helminen and Rachel Bloom. People like Vaneeesa Blaylock use people (avatars) as their medium and Possimiste uses sound recordings. It’s a different world today.
Onto the projects…
I graded 9a, last names M-P. Really great work. A couple critiques:
- I really wanted to see the artist’s answers to the questions asked. A few people didn’t add the answers. kind of sad about that. 😦
- A lot of you are into putting music in your vids which is great but in the right context. When there is a slideshow of pics with no audio, GO FOR IT. play music! when it’s you vlogging and i need to listen to the words coming out of your mouth, not so appropriate. Either lose the music entirely at that part or turn it down to the point where i have to listen really hard to even know what song it is.
All in all, i am very proud (and jealous). This class has changed so much since the last time i took it and now all the cool things are being done. 🙂
So here are some of the great projects i collected. I will be showing this to your artist so that they can see what you did. (muah hahaha)
Jett Montoya! Look at this video! I love it, it’s a goodie. Great
job, extra points for you!
… but don’t think I wasn’t going to mention the awesome-ness at the end of Jeronimo Moran’s video. Crazy random shovel solo by Tyler Denering! I thought it was super cool.
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Kudos to those of you who completed Project 1, and double if you got a bomb grade. This was a lot of work but we always have super stars in Art110. Always.
SO HERE’S MY TOP 3:
THIS GIRL IS AWESOME.
Sadly, guys, I think this may have been the only vlog(video+blog) that made me laugh out loud. I was hoping for more of those. But this girl is.so.cool. I mean, watch the vlog! It’s funny right??? And totally answers the questions we asked. Super A, my friend. And… can I have your sweater?? Just asking…
This is Grover, Mark and Scott (who I assume are brothers because same last name and in a video together??
That can’t be a coincidence.), and Anthony.
Guys, you really won me over with the music. I never really played Sims except on a Game Boy SP but… I’ve always secretly wanted to. This music is from the Sims, right? Anyway, you guys are funny. And very thoughtful on random objects such as… a Godzilla cup holder. I totally remember having that or something like it when the actual movie came out. But may I ask what it’s for? It’s not holding a cup in a car or anything… I don’t imagine you’d need it on a desk or anything unless you have a bumpy desk?? But I don’t see how a cup holder not attached to anything would help out in that situation. Yo, help me out. WTF is it for???
By the way, I definitely enjoyed the guest appearance at the beginning.
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This is JERONIMO.
You’re allowed to yell his name if you wanna. He told me so. (On the Facebook group)
HE LIVES, BREATHES, AND EATS FILM. I mean, I really like film but I prefer to eat ice cream and pasta roni. It’s cool though, this guys’ a fire cracker, super passionate about film’n’stuff and I can dig it. Feist at the begining/end?? Okay, I can dig that too. And making your video black and white totally helped out with the “crappy lighting”. Nice to look at, good content; good vlog, right?
AND THEN THERE’S THIS GUY
Bryan made this siiiick steam punk wheel chair. SO COOL, RIGHT???
I mean, dude, your vlog was alright but I was really blown away by the wheel chair. I’m really amazed by your mad SecondLife skills and can’t wait to see what’s next from you. Totally awesome work Bryan. Virtual high-five, or thumbs up; whichever you prefer. Some people don’t really like virtual germs.