Session 8 Alternative #BTF task – Reflection

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Session 8 Alternative #BTF task – Reflection

This is the fourth and final of our alternative tasks which have be set by Professor and Author of Bending The Frame, Fred Ritchin. If you missed Fred’s talks then you’ll want to go back to the lectures from the start of the class – they’re well worth it. This iteration of Phonar has been re-written to draw on Fred’s Bending the Frame so if you do these tasks then please use both of the #phonar and #BTF hashtags.

 

Source an image of the Coventry blitz. Ask yourself “how would this have been presented in today’s social and multi media environment? In what ways would it difffer? Is it better or worse?”.

Blog a 250 word reflective account.

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ForTheRemix

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Alan Levine and I have been rearing this one for over a year but the time has finally come around to set it free. You’re going to have to bring all of your Remix skilz to the table as well as your big brain contextual understanding – you’re going to need to read Cory’s books and find out what the hell is grinding his gears.

A portrait of Cory Doctorow painted by Paul Wright from a photograph by Jonathan Worth. 

 

This week we’ve heard all about how Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale’s collaborates in order to re-imagine his work and reach new audiences via new and unexplored channels, well that’s where we’re headed with this task. After you’ve read Cory and read about Cory you’ll use someone else’s images (mine) to hack,remix and transform into something awesome and for this Alan has rustled up a little space all of its own with some house rules and further instruction.

Don’t let me down. Lets go to work.

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#Phonar session 7

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There’s a lot of stage nerves this week as we get to meet one of our photo-heros and hear about his work being re-imagined as comic books and video games – session VII is all about MARCUS BLEASDALE.

Usual drill – listen along, tweet your notes and comments using the #phonar hashtag, and storify your own global set of notes afterwards which should be augmented with links, photos and other materials pertinent to your area of interest..

Right, lets go to work.

Task from Marcus:

Tips for the aspiring photographer/storyteller/photojournalist.

- Don’t go to news events, find your own story. Cover the unreported and stick with it.

- Think about your style and how you want to represent your work.

- Don’t rush to join an agency, take your time, reflect, work out what is best for you.

- Forge real and sustainable partnerships which synergize with your vision of what you want to create and say about the world and continue to work with them.

- Work out how you represent emotion and relationships and that will create your strongest work

 

Further reading:

http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/

http://www.viiphoto.com/news/tag/marcus-bleasdale/

http://soundofdrowning.com/unspeakable_things.html

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/feature/2290573/marcus-bleasdales-zero-hour-from-photography-to-the-world-of-video-games

 

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Alternative Task: From Shahidul Alam

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Photographer and founder of the Pathshala Institute in Bangladesh, Shahidul Alam sets an alternative task for #phonar this week, one that turned into a life’s work for him.

You have 7 days. Go.

Use images to identify an inequality within your own space (could be your geographic or your social space – your street or your family album for example), having done so work out a mechanism through which you can transform it.

 

You can hear Shahidul’s original talk below:

 

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#BTF Creative Task: Framing For The Future

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Session 6 Alternative #BTF task – Framing For The Future

This is the third and penultimate of our alternative tasks which have be set by Professor and Author of Bending The Frame, Fred Ritchin. If you missed Fred’s talks then you’ll want to go back to the lectures from the start of the class – they’re well worth it. This iteration of Phonar has been re-written to draw on Fred’s Bending the Frame so if you do these tasks then please use both of the #phonar and #BTF hashtags.

 

“Framing for the Future” Make a series of images covering different events / locations / environments over a week for which you record all possible factual data alongside (names/dates/location/weather etc, keep the data clinical – facts only). At the same time make a separate sets of notes on how you felt personally when making the images (your mood, physical state of being etc), use Chapter 1 of Bending the Frame for inspiration.

Additional: Share the images with other people, once with the facts and once with the your feelings and ask people to describe how this information changes their experience of the work. Reflect and blog your . . . → Read More: #BTF Creative Task: Framing For The Future

Creative Task: Reframing the Present #BTF

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Session 5 Alternative #BTF task – Re-framing The Present

This is the second of our alternative tasks which have be set by Professor and Author of Bending The Frame, Fred Ritchin. If you missed Fred’s talks then you’ll want to go back to the lectures from the start of the class – they’re well worth it. This iteration of Phonar has been re-written to draw on Fred’s Bending the Frame so if you do these tasks then please use both of the #phonar and #BTF hashtags.

Alt task: “Re-framing the Present” Tell the story of a current news event. Use all of the available and appropriate perspectives at your disposal to make a version of the story which you feel is more accurate. It needn’t be a national news event it might be hyper local, perhaps you see a national narrative that doesn’t reflect your local/cultural reality etc

Development: Make alternative versions of differing publications/ broadcast channels, which reflect nationally and or culturally diverse perspectives. Tweet

A Post-Photographic Portrait

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“A Post-Photographic Portrait”

The culmination of this module will be the production of a “post-photographic portrait”.

You should source and develop a subject whose story you tell through the production and broadcast of a “A Post-Photographic Portrait”; a phrase that we will investigate and clarify over the course of the module. Your decisions throughout this process should build upon and further develop the work we’ve begun in creative workshop and throughout the lecture series. This process should be evidenced explicitly and succinctly on your blog as well ( a 500 word reflective summary would do the trick).

Boom ! Easy-peasy.

Julián Péter @JuloPeter @Jonathan_Worth Hi! Bit confused on the latest task. Do we create a “new” post-photographic portrait, or do we transform our previous work?

JW >> Here’s a slightly longer answer than the 140 characters twitter allows: Perhaps see the task as a license (should one be needed) to “break out of the frame”. To break out of stills, to use sound, explore multi-point perspective and grapple with non-linear narratives. It’s the chance to make a bigger and more ambitious project than the weekly tasks and now that you’ve established a weekly turnaround of work you . . . → Read More: A Post-Photographic Portrait

Creative Task: Re-framing the Past #BTF

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Session 4 Alternative #BTF task – Re-framing The Past

This is the first of our alternative tasks which have be set by Professor and Author of Bending The Frame, Fred Ritchin. If you missed Fred’s talks then you’ll want to go back to the lectures from the start of the class – they’re well worth it. This iteration of Phonar has been re-written to draw on Fred’s Bending the Frame so if you do these tasks then please use both of the #phonar and #BTF hashtags.

Alt task: “Reframing the Past” Tell the story of an historical news event. Use all of the available and appropriate “with hindsight” perspectives to make a version of the story which you feel is more accurate. Use sources that include witnesses from that moment in time.

Development: Make alternative versions of differing publications/ broadcast channels, which reflect nationally and or culturally diverse perspectives. Tweet

Creative Task: Transformative storytelling.

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Session 4 task – Transformative Storytelling.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Watkins @ampersanddragon

Using only found images (ie images from family albums and local library archives, not published in magazines) research and construct a photo-artefact/story that weaves a narrative linking the people depicted within.

Development : Build and include a soundscape relevant to your story. Include personal stories from the subjects depicted.

Inspiration:

William Burroughs (on cut-ups)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc2yU7OUMcI

http://www.openculture.com/2011/08/william_s_burroughs_on_the_art_of_cutup_writing.html

Joachim Schmidt

http://schmid.wordpress.com

http://www.lensculture.com/schmid.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/3675573/Joachim-Schmid.html

http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2007/05/joachim_schmid/

Tacita Dean

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/critic/feature/0,,728587,00.html

Kesselkramer

“In Almost Every Picture book series”

http://www.kesselskramerpublishing.com/ (c/o @davewyatt )

Corinne Vionnet

http://www.corinnevionnet.com/index.php?/photo-opportunities/ (c/o @foodforyoureyes )

Mishka Henner

http://mishkahenner.com/filter/works (c/o @foodforyoureyes )

Jason Lazarus

http://toohardtokeep.blogspot.com/ (c/o @foodforyoureyes )

Curtis Mann

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm6ouqUcLcA (c/o @LarissaLeclair )

 

PS. You don’t have to like all of these – nor do you have to agree or condone what they do – Matt and I argue about this stuff all the time ….. #phonar is the hashtag for the “discussion” but no SHOUTING

 

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Creative Task : “Spoken narrative”

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Record a personal story to share with the group.

You should speak your story in person and it’s telling should last approx. 2 minutes (if you prefer to record and publish in advance, that’s fine, otherwise it’s delivered live in session and stays within the closed group).

You should especially consider your choice of story/subject, your audience and your verbal delivery – in terms of your script, language, pace and intonation. No accompanying soundscape.

No pictures. Just a story.

In preparation for this week’s task which which will involve preparing to tell your own story, we have embedded a talk below from Lisa Potts. Lisa was awarded the George Medal after confronting paranoid schizophrenic Horrett Campbell who wielded a machete in a brutal attack on children under Potts’ care at a nursery in Wolverhampton, 1996.

Here, Pott’s talks off the attack as well as her treatment by the media since the attack. Lisa Potts Talk #phonar by mjohnstonmedia

If you choose to, your audio should be uploaded to Soundcloud and added to the #phonar Soundcloud group found here.

Other links:

(10.49) Embedded Video at http://johnesimpson.com/blog/2009/02/ira-glasss-half-hour-master-class-in-storytelling/

http://audioboo.fm/boos/197617-beyond-the-blitz-michael-logan-s-story Tweet . . . → Read More: Creative Task : “Spoken narrative”

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