Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This Video is… 60 Seconds long! (what’s that?)

when ever i think about these assignments this is the first thing that comes to my head.
but this blog isn't for my random mind to blast off at the speed of light. (oh wait it just did)

From doing the 60 Seconds long videos, it appears that my understanding of Video art has greatly advanced compared to where it sat even at the end of my first video art class. Comparing my submitted 60 Second Video to anything I created for Video Art one this time last year shows it quite well. However this advance is a litter perplexing to me as I’ve not practiced nor viewed anything “Video Art” sense the day that Video Art 1One finished. I’ve actually started wondering if I could possibly find similar advancements in what I, more traditionally, worked with in the past. (I have literally not practice any form of art other than photography over the last year) untimely the point is that this project has changed my opinion on where I stand in understanding Video Art.

Based off of my experiences in Video Art one with Vagner, I thought it was a field where only the bizarre had any worth within it. However from what I’ve seen in the demos leading up to the 60 Second Video project and the produced 60 Second Videos I’m starting to get a far more favorable opinion of the field. This can be easily attributed to seeing more of my interests starting to intersect with in it rather than only a jumbled mess of strange (and pornographic material). However even then the ease of this assignment was unusual.

The biggest thing that this assignment has shown me though is to stick with my gut feelings on things. I spent a week thinking threw how I was going to do the assignment and then just scraped it to play video games in front of a camera. I had full intentions of rotating the video for that it was once again vertical when viewed (was going to be an odd aspect ratio though) but it seemed off when I did that, and so I just left it in its original orientation. Editing, I now see that perhaps showing the footage of me scrambling to my keyboard after flicking on recording would have perhaps helped some with the video. Doing such would have given a dedicated entry point, rather than the almost loop ready video that I did create. However I look eagerly forward to the looping assignment that we will be getting soon. Creating seamless sequences that repeat for ever have always been an interest of mine.


  1. I think this youtube vid that you posted is really spot on. Getting our points acrossed as quickly as possible has unfourtunately (I think) become increasingly important. So in that way this project was really relevant and it's good that it helped turn you around on your opinion of video art.

    1. in some ways, that need for a short to the point in video has been a tad of a disaster for some types of creative video content. However it has opened up large quantity of possibility as its, personally, easier to build the concept for a short video than a long one. most of my ideas work well in short bursts but fall to peaces when trying to meat a longer time requirements (ass you may have noticed when we were in video art 1)