This week’s Guest Feature builds both on the way we’ve been experiencing the classes so far and on the subject matter. We’ve considered storytelling in various guises , telling our stories and those of other people but this week there are two subjects and two practices but only one film.
The movie is about the Photographer Ian Macdonald but the movie is made by his son, the photographer/curator and now film-maker Jamie Macdonald. So its kind of a pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time exercise – please tweet your thoughts, comments and questions on the movie, which is at the same time the work of both Ian and Jamie – the story of a story-teller.
Tag your tweets #Phonar (Jamie is @jamemac , Francis Hodgeson is @HodgsonF) and do a Phonar search on Twitter to tune into the conversation.
Shooting Time Loop-1 from Jamie Macdonald on Vimeo.
More links than you can shake a stick at:
Ian’s site > www.ianmacdonald.co.uk Ian’s Dealer > http://www.sotherans.co.uk
Jamie’s site > www.jamiemacdonald.co.uk Jamie’s Course > http://ccad.ac.uk/ba-hons-photography/
[View the story “Photographer Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald” on Storify] . . . → Read More: #Phonar session 8 Ian Macdonald by Jamie Macdonald
Session 6 Alternative #BTF task – Framing For The Future
This is the third and penultimate of our alternative tasks which have be set by Professor and Author of Bending The Frame, Fred Ritchin. If you missed Fred’s talks then you’ll want to go back to the lectures from the start of the class – they’re well worth it. This iteration of Phonar has been re-written to draw on Fred’s Bending the Frame so if you do these tasks then please use both of the #phonar and #BTF hashtags.
“Framing for the Future” Make a series of images covering different events / locations / environments over a week for which you record all possible factual data alongside (names/dates/location/weather etc, keep the data clinical – facts only). At the same time make a separate sets of notes on how you felt personally when making the images (your mood, physical state of being etc), use Chapter 1 of Bending the Frame for inspiration.
Additional: Share the images with other people, once with the facts and once with the your feelings and ask people to describe how this information changes their experience of the work. Reflect and blog your thoughts . . . → Read More: #BTF Creative Task: Framing For The Future
This week’s Guest lecture is by Professor David Campbell, was recorded in 2010 and has become one of our touchstones. If you’re not already following David’s blog then it can be found here : http://www.david-campbell.org/ and he’s on Twitter at : http://twitter.com/davidc7
Please tweet and hashtag your notes/comments/questions (whenever it is that you get round to listening to this) #phonar and we’ll aggregate them into our global set of notes to be shared on Storify.
[View the story “#Phonar Power Narrative and Responsibility” on Storify]
Record a personal story to share with the group.
You should speak your story in person and it’s telling should last approx. 2 minutes (if you prefer to record and publish in advance, that’s fine, otherwise it’s delivered live in session and stays within the closed group).
You should especially consider your choice of story/subject, your audience and your verbal delivery – in terms of your script, language, pace and intonation. No accompanying soundscape.
No pictures. Just a story.
In preparation for this week’s task which which will involve preparing to tell your own story, we have embedded a talk below from Lisa Potts. Lisa was awarded the George Medal after confronting paranoid schizophrenic Horrett Campbell who wielded a machete in a brutal attack on children under Potts’ care at a nursery in Wolverhampton, 1996.
Here, Pott’s talks off the attack as well as her treatment by the media since the attack. Lisa Potts Talk #phonar by mjohnstonmedia
If you choose to, your audio should be uploaded to Soundcloud, YouTube or Archive.org (depending on how you like your Terms of Service) and tagged#phonar
(10.49) Embedded Video at http://johnesimpson.com/blog/2009/02/ira-glasss-half-hour-master-class-in-storytelling/
. . . → Read More: Creative Task : “Spoken narrative”
We’re delighted that Brian Palmer was finally able to talk about his work for #phonar – last week and the week before Brian was out pitching in to the relief effort after Super-storm Sandy hit his hometown of NYC and we were worried we were going to miss him but, we got him and what’s more we got a chance to be a part of Brian’s current project: how many people with the surname of “Hobson” do you know…..?
. . . → Read More: In conversation with New York based Photographer and Film-Maker Brian Palmer