T2 WK 9 – Presentation 1 and Portraiture

Tuesday, March 14th & Wednesday, March 15th – Portrait Workshop & Presentation 1

  • T: 9.00 am-9.50 am: Yan & Project forms. Research Questions.
  • T: 10.00 am-11.30 am: Stills portraiture seminar with Yuyang Liu
  • T: 11.00 am-11.45 am: Pitching stories with Yuyang Liu
  • T: 12.30 pm-4 pm: Students independent shooting 6 – 8 picture portrait essay
  • T: 4 pm-4.30 pm: Students download & select  6 – 8 picture portrait essay. No retouching
  • T: 4.30 pm-6.00 pm: Critique
  • W: 10am-12am: Workshop / seminar session – STYLE & METHODOLOGY: WHAT IS IS IT? VISUAL STYLE, ONE STORY MANY WAYS & PLANNING STRONG PHOTO ELEMENTS with Sharron
  • W: 1pm-4pm: Presentation 1: Pitch your story: Story / Project idea & Production Plan/Methodology 1: Be sure to reread and follow the project forms guidelines. (Project Form) Include styles you would like to emulate with examples of other stories, projects, and practitioners, which serve as specific inspirations for style methodology/platforms choices and approach. (10 mins per student 6 mins presentation / 4 mins feedback)
  • W: 4.15pm-5.45pm seminar session – PITCHING TO EDITORS & CREATING ACCESS with Giulia Marci  
  • T: Practice & experimenting with any methodology/platforms/skills for your chosen shooting styles
  • F: First draft of project forms online, with draft research questions

Required reading/preparation before class:

  • Take a look at Yuyang Liu’s work. You might listen to the MMW podcast too
  • Come prepared with a portrait series from another photographer that you find an inspiration – make sure it’s easy to show to class
  • Bring all your stills camera gear and laptops to class on Tuesday with SD cards and charged batteries
  • You have 3.5 hours to shoot your portrait series and may travel off campus, however, you should spend your time shooting not traveling. COME PREPARED WITH AN IDEA FOR A SUBJECT TO MAKE A PORTRAIT SERIES – that could be security guards, or students, or people in uniform, or couples etc…
  • Your presentations must be well prepared. You may have more than one idea, but don’t turn up without an idea. Furthermore do not turn up with a poorly researched idea – your idea must be framed by factual information. Not hearsay or opinion. Your story idea must be visual, accessible and have news value. Practice your presentations and be prepared, it’s disrespectful of others and their time to be poorly prepared. Make sure your presentation is visual, Include styles/platforms/techniques you would like to emulate. Include examples of other stories, projects and practitioners, which serve as inspirations for chosen style/methodology/platforms choices and approach.

 

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