How Ink Is Made
Off the Record
DETERMINE THE FUTURE” Robert L Peters
The understanding of all creatures is relative to their field of perception, involving illusion, confusion and delusion creating their reality. Maya is the illusory creative force of the supreme lord.
Life is about how we perceive things and in our images we may want to keep it clean and simple, not loading it down with information, have a point of focus, an area of interest where we are directing the audience and creating the emotion of the moment.
What is the best way to present the information.
When we are creating our visions we think doubt the mood, style, patterns of light, textural references, camera moves, simplicity, clarity, colour, structure, balance and creating depth with things such as additive keying, blurs, transparency and opacity. We can colour code different elements to tie them together, soften edges and use vignetted edges.
Using all of this to create and control why types of information are available and how we present our vision.
MODERN ART SHORTHAND
The thing is all of this stuff has now become our reality.
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OPTICAL ILLUSIONS: The Lie of the Eye
How easily we deceive ourselves with the mind-bending history of visual or optical illusions. Is the opposite to illusion reality? Is what we think to be real an illusion? The paradoxical nature of illusion. We have learnt to see things with perspective, the Renaissance painting using perspective that we have become familiar with, we assume to know what we see.
People running from the cinema because the train was coming straight for them, they took the illusion to be true. The world has become illusion through the non-reality of media and communication, no absolute truth, just different versions of reality in our minds. The rules can be bent, the contradictions to our reality.
LESSON BUCKET: Brett Lamb is a media educator and writer. He is co-author of Heinemann Media, a regular contributor to the magazine Screen Education and maintains the media education website www.lessonbucket.com. Throughout his career, Brett has presented workshops and seminars on topics as diverse as comic books, film noir, superhero narratives, social networking, action movies, filmmaking, Final Cut Pro and VCE Media. He has worked for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF). He currently works for East Doncaster Secondary College.
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