In 13D we've spent some time discussing the digipak drafts produced by the Joy Division group, and it was evident that fine, small details can make all the difference for this media format.
The art of still photography has many, many parallels with moving image cinematography, but needs to be appreciated as a considerable challenge in its own right. To help with this I've got two Yr13 Art students with a specialism in photography to volunteer to advise and mentor you all through the process of defining and refining your plans for digipak imagery (ditto shots for mag cover etc for the teaser trailer productions).
Beth Cooper will be coming in period 5 today to talk to each group in 13D and discuss when to meet again to look at sample shots; Gina Cawley will be in next Tues (18th, wkA) period 4 to help out the remaining 2 groups in 13B.
To make best use of this opportunity for help you need to be able to:
- provide a clear synopsis of your project, with detail on target audience and any other pertinent considerations ('brand', mood etc)
- have specific ideas for your digipak design
- if you're influenced by, or seeking to reference, existing texts, provide a video/stills to enable Gina/Beth (also needs to be blogged in any case!) to understand whats going on inside your head!
- provide a range of sample stills, ideally worked into a digipak template
- have discussed yourselves what is missing/needs developing from your sample shots
Quite simply, this is a great opportunity to get specific advice on how using certain manual settings of a quality SLR camera (which, with a signed + returned permission to be arranged through Art can be loaned out), and tweaking aspects of your composition, can lead to great images for you ancillary texts! Gina and Beth are volunteering their own time, and Art are being kind enough to give us access to quality cameras - its up to you to make best use of this.