For our first project for Digital Media, we were tasked to make a short video about a Haiku we wrote in English. We were each randomly assigned a prompt for the Haiku, mine being, “I am experiencing disbelief through gaining creative freedom.” At first, I had trouble writing the poem, as everything I wrote felt like brain mush. But after breaking down the noun and the adverb, I was able to come up with metaphors relating to it (i.e., chains breaking represents gaining creative freedom). When working on the video for the poem, I ran into a few problems, the first being ambition. I was pushing myself to create things I couldn’t create, so I had to restart it after it got a little out of control. Instead, I focused on the things I did know how to do and worked with that
What I valued in the Haiku Project was the execution of the video.
“Why art?” essay
For our “Why Art?” essays, we were tasked to write and present a thesis on the importance of art. To help us start a thesis, Mr. Greco had us choose an article from The New York Times series “The Big Ideas: Why Does Art Matter?”, and we decided a thesis that based on the article. We then decided three different artworks from an artist of our choosing that best exemplified our thesis.
For my “Why Art?” essay, I chose Brian Greene’s, a theoretical physicist, article, “Art is a Different Kind of Cosmic Order”, and developed my thesis off it. To explain my thesis, I chose the works of John Martin.
For our first unit of film, we had multiple assignments that explored the basics of filmmaking which include:
- Types of shots
- Using cameras
- Using Adobe Premiere Pro
- Using a green screen
Our firt big project for film was our experimental film. To help jumpstart this project, the basis of our film would be the same as the prompt for our haiku. For me, my prompt was, “I am experiencing disbelief through gaining creative freedom”. We