HYPERfusion_PHOTOGRAPHY 2.2 Subject: Visual Art

Task 2: Generating and Developing Ideas

You have approximately 8 hours of class and homework time to complete this task.

Demo: Light painting with multiple light sources

A. Based on our discussion about projection, we will use light painting as a process for drawing with photography.

· Focus Questions: What is a light source? (cell phone, flashlight) How can we capture the light in the camera? What is a camera? How does light travel through a camera? How does movement create an image using light?
· Each student will find a partner and explore the process of light painting. Each group must create a series of (5) light paintings.
· In this exercise the students will complete a technical on camera operation.

B. Create (1) photographic works making reference to the theme of ‘hyperfusion’. Combine the drawing processes involved in light painting with your best techniques for making digital photograms. Place your images in your visual diary and annotate around the image on how your artist exemplars have informed your work.

· Focus questions: How did you resolve the theme of ‘hyperfusion’? How did you make each work? What techniques worked well? How does your artist exemplar influence your work?

Shooting Assignment: Investigate an architectural structure

A. Walk around campus and take (24) photographs of a building you would like to use in your projection design. Think about the theme ‘hyperfusion’. Create a contact sheet* of your work and place it in your visual diary.

· Focus questions: What is a format? How will the building affect my design? What is a close-up shot versus a wide shot? How will this building look when the sun goes down? Where is my light source? How will I use the building in my design? What material is the building constructed from? How many planes does this structure have? What is a decorative motif? How does the surface of the building change with the light?

· The students will complete the shooting assignment, ‘Sense of Place’ to investigate the building they will use for their projection

*Contact Sheet: When shooting with film, 35mm negatives were organized into acetate sheets that were printed as a positive print in the darkroom. The term contact sheet is still used today to present a series of images from a shoot; the images are printed on an A3 page as a series of thumbnails.

Architectural Studies

A. Choose a range of surfaces from your architectural shoot and produce (2) thumbnail sketches of each choice. Select aspects of the building you would like to develop further and try to render your architectural studies using different types of shading techniques. Create 2 x A3 pages of your idea development in your visual diary. (8 examples per page)

· Focus Questions: How can line describe a building? How do you see the building in relation to the light? What architectural forms do you see? How will I render those forms? How can you combine a line drawing with the photogram and light painting processes? How am I fusing together multiple processes? Is the building a canvas for your projection?

B. Select the best thumbnail sketch that you think would work well with a projection design. Create (1) tonal drawing in your visual diary. One A3 page. You will use wet and dry media. Choose one of these techniques:

· (1) Tonal drawing: use line to describe your building paying close attention to the light and dark areas.
Techniques: cross-hatching, stippling et al.

· (1) Tonal Drawing: focus on the positive/negative space to describe your building; how you will render the highlights and shadows.
Techniques: white pencil on black paper, india ink on gray paper et al.