Friday, May 22, 2015

Create > Amusement Motion Album

Create > Amusement Motion Album

Complete > everything highlighted in yellow.

The Big Idea:
Motion blurs increase drama, meaning and express heartfelt amusement.

Essential Questions:
  • Does life sit still?
  • What does shutter speed have to do with capturing motion?
  • How is amusement contagious and social?

  • Amusement is social and safe.  
  • Heartfelt amusement brings the urge to laugh and share your happiness with others
  • A Slow Shutter creates a motion blur or panning effect.  
  • A motion blur  increases the drama, meaning and impact of your images.   

  • Understand and apply > media, techniques, and processes with skill
  • Use design > principles and functions
  • Choose and evaluate > subject matter and ideas
  • Reflect upon and assess > the characteristics and merits of both mine and other’s work
  • Make connections > between my art and other aspects of life

Goal: Create 5 quality images that use a motion blur to evoke heartfelt amusement.

Access Prior Knowledge:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cues and Questions
Learning Activity
Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar > Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way
Watch > Reggie Watts disorient you >   
Reflect >
  • What is the connection between Disorient & Entertainment ?
  • Have you ever been lost?
  • Have you ever been to Six Flags?
  • Is your brain experiencing similar sensations for both?
  • What is your brain doing when you're disoriented?
  • What are you experiencing when someone asks you a really good question?
  • Do our brains like to be disoriented?
  • Can you imagine your image editing software as your mixing board?

Comment > In the comment section below, summarize your reflections.

New Information:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
Understand > What is Amusement?
Sometimes something unexpected happens that simply makes you laugh.  A friend makes a funny face after she tries your latest dinner creation.  You mistakenly dip your chip in your soda instead of the salsa.  A classmate shares her latest favorite joke.  
First, Amusement is social.  Although at times we laugh alone, those laughs are only pale renditions of the laughter we share with another.  In fact, like yawns, laughter is highly contagious.  
Second, surprises are only amusing if they are embedded within safe contexts, not if they are dangerous or threatening.  If your friend makes a face because she’s choking, or if your buddy’s joke is offensive, you’re not amused.  By definition, then, amusements are non-serious.  
Heartfelt amusement brings the irrepressible urge to laugh and share your joviality with others.  Shared laughter signals that you find you current situation to be safe and lighthearted and that you’d like to use this blessed time to build connection with others.  When was the last time you laughed?

Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
View > The Amusement Motion Album > >

Read > Understanding Shutter Speed -
Apply Knowledge & Skills:
Instructional Strategy
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
Learning Activity
Create > Pride Framing Album

Goal: Create 5 quality images that use a motion blur to evoke heartfelt amusement.

Trigger Mechanisms:
  1. Hang on this is going to be fun!  
  2. Wow that’s amazing!
  3. Here we go!

Studio Activity:
Shoot, edit and post an image for each description below - 10 images total. In the caption sections, give a brief description.
*Using a phone’s camera limits shutter control.  If you have a night-time setting, it can fool you phone camera.  However, motion blur is best achieved using image editing applications - try > > >
Motion blur ____ 5 images - Use motion blur to enhance the action.
Panning blur ____ 2 images - Use panning blur for dramatic effects
Motion blur Tutorials > if needed, use for both the Motion blur and Panning blur
Light painting ____ 2 images - use extended exposure and proper lighting
Series Gif  ____ 1 .gif images Turn a series of consecutive images into a movie .gif file.
(Student gif examples >

Visual Examples:
Pinterest Motion Blur Photography > or
Pinterest Panning Blur Photography >

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create 5 quality images that use a motion blur to evoke heartfelt amusement.
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)

  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique >
Self-assess >