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Media aesthetics & criticism, study guide midterm Spring 2016

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Media aesthetics & criticism, study guide midterm Spring 2016 EMDT1071

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I made a study guide for our midterm an it covers every key point per chapter. If you are doing the quiz at home and you have to look in the book for finding the answer, you can just easily watch o...
Media Aesthetics and Criticism
Prof. Ted Ferdinand
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Media, criticism, Art, media aesthetics, aesthetics, University of Cincinnati
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Applied media aesthetics Study Guide Chapter 1:  Defenition aesthetics  Defenition applied aesthetics  emphasizes that art and life are inextricably connected.  What is art?  Contextual perception - figure/ground principle - selective seeing - selective perception  context - contextualism - associative context - aesthetic context  Wassily kandinsky : deductive abstraction/ inductive abstraction  Fundamental and structural image elements: light an colo/ 2D space/ 3D space/ time and motion/ sound.  Medium as structural agent.  Content  Benefits of aesthetic literacy Chapter 2: light  Lighting: the importance, defenition, use of light.  Shadows - attached - cast - fall-of - controlling fall-of  outer orientation functions: shape/ texture/time  inner orientation functions: mood/feelings/atmosphere  light as dramatic agent Chapter 3: Lighting  the photographic principle  chiaroscuro: functions/ specific techniques  flat lighting: functions  limbo lighting/ staging  silhouette lighting  media generated lighting  single vs. Multiple camera lighting Chapter 4: color  what is color?  Basic physiological factors  Basic color attributes: hue/ stauration/ brightness  Some definitions: grayscale  Color mixing: additive ( lights)+substractive (pigments, such as paints)  Pointilism  Pixels  Color relativity: light environment/ surface reflectance/ color temperature.  Color relativity  Simultaneous contrast  Moiré efect  Color vibrations  Warm and cool colors: feelings  Color energy Chapter 5: structuring color  3 principal functions of color: - informational - compositional - expressive  desaturation theory  should we colorize old films? Debate  colorization Chapter 6: 2D area  structural factors of screen space: - aspect ratio: changing the aspect ratio - object size - image size  secondary frames: masking/multiple frames/moving camera Chapter 7: 2D screen forces  6 major types of field forces: - main directions - magnetism of the frame/ attraction of mass - asymmetry of the frame - figure and ground - psychological closure - vectors: field/types:magnitude/directions Chapter 8: 2D interplay of screen forces  very strong vectors  headroom, noseroom, leadroom  stable balance, neutral balance, dynamic balance  rule of thirds  problems with closure chapter 9: 3D dept hand volume  Z-axis: depth  Graphic depth factors: - overlapping planes - relative size - height in plane - linear perspective - aerial perspective: depth of field, selective focus, rack focus  Depth characteristics of lenses - overlapping planes - relative size - linear perspective Chapter 10: structuring 3D screen volumes and effects  basic articulation 3D space: foreground, middleground, background  3 important aspects of 3d structure: - volume duality: positive+negative volume - Z-axis articulation: important for structuring TV space. Placing positive volumes along the Z-axis to distinguish among various depth planes. Example: wide angle distortion - Z-axis blocking: placing people and their movements primarily along the Z-axis  Special efects, DVE: - graphication - first and second order space - personification - topological and structural changes - spatial paradoxes : superimposition, figure/ground paradox, relative-size paradox


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