PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS - FYLC Fall 2016

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Category: COMD1100 Project #2 (page 2 of 8)

Sound Visualizations: Phase 2

Pattern Mashuo

Time Worked: 1 hour and 30 mins.

Sound Visualizations: Phase 1

Common – Book of Life

The song starts of with the hook of the song which is the beat scratching and the artist repeating a statement. For the beat scratching I imagine zig-zag lines in a medium thick black line. The beat and the verse start in the exact moment. The loudest part of the song are the vocals, the beat is lower and just in the background with some distinct sounds. When the hook starts again, the beat changes to the same from the very beginning with an added rhythm on top to connect it to the verse.

Just as the hook and verse have a different beat, when the artist either slows down the beat adds a different one to emphasize certain words he says. This causes the flow of the songs to be almost distorted, the sounds could go from smooth to sharp to smooth to rough all to help the lyrics stand out more. The entire instrumental of the song is used to help emphasize the vocals.

Time worked : 30 mins.

Sound Visualization: Phase 4

Doing this project was pretty fun; learned more about photoshop, I didn’t know the program could also be used for animation. At first it was a bit time consuming, trying to make the mashup sync with the music was a bit of a challenge. The end result was pretty cool and the amount of work that was put into the animation payed off.

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Sound Visualization : Phase 4

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During this project, I learned more about how different sounds can be portrayed and translated into various images. I  began to realize how I can create those images to create an image for viewers. However, I feel that I could have improved my designs and been more careful as to which pattern interacts with another.  While I was working on this project, I was a little mislead but worked very hard to find a way to improve my work a little bit more than usual. I believe if i work on another project similar to this i can reflect on my experience again.

Sound Visualization: Phase 4

This project for me was very interesting. I enjoyed collaborating music and art together, because those are my two favorite things. I’ve gained knowledge in understanding the difference between Staccato and Legato, it’s something that I didn’t know anything about before. Next time I want to create more thumbnail’s because those definitely helped me out, it enabled me to organize what I wanted to draw. The critique in class helped me identify my weaknesses, therefore next time I will make sure my composition is much more detailed and neat.

Sound Visualization: Phase 1

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/schmerlerspevackfylcfa16/2016/10/04/sound-visualizations-phase-2-4/

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/schmerlerspevackfylcfa16/2016/10/17/sound-visualizations-phase-3-3/

Sound Visualization: Phase 4

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I feel that during this project, I learned more about how different sounds can be represented by varying images. I also learned about how I can orchestrate those images to further drive the message to the viewers. However, I feel that I could have improved on the design of my composition. While I was working on it, I felt like there were very limited paths I could take with the artwork used in my composition. So I believe that if I am to participate in a project like this again, I’ll need to reflect on that.

Sound Visualization: Phase 4

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When the project was first introduced to the class it looked pretty easy. But as i started sketching and trying to put the pieces together it got more complicated. Eventually i figured it out to the best of my ability and utilized the rule of thirds. My final bristol drawing didnt meet my expectations, but it did look very neat. Lastly, the animation was my favorite. I enjoyed learning how to turn my art work into an animation.

Sound Visualization: Phase 4

The entire project gave me a clear understanding between Legato and Staccato  . During the process of completing the project, I had artist block  when completing the digital art pieces. However, I was a bit confused on creating the visual representation of the sound  . For the future, I will be more organized and manage my time so I don’t  have to rush to complete the project last time .

Sound Visualization #3 

Sound Visualization #2

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Sound visualization: Phase 4

I personally enjoyed this project, the concept of turning music into abstract image is very interesting to me; I like every part of this project. Although I had some misunderstanding in Rule of Thirds, but after listen to my colleague‘s critique, I was able to learn where my mistake is. The last animation part gave me little struggle, because there is some thing wrong with my audio track, and I weren’t able to have my image up show up at the specific rhythm, but the process to making this animation is very fun.

Sound Visualizations: Phase 1

Sound Visualizations: Phase 2

Sound Visualizations: Phase 3

Sound visualization: Phase 4

at first this project seemed very  difficult because we had to listen to songs and visualize something that we can’t see such as sound waves. However, I think the best way to do it is to just imagine how the sound waves would sound and that makes it a lot easier. Then we moved to drawing which was an easy task once we knew how to imagine the sounds. Making the grid was a little hectic because we need to visualize where we would place the patterns that will be arranged in a way that makes a path to the focal point. However, if you did thumbnails it would be easier because you have an idea of the placement. The last step was to animate, now that part was a little hard for me since I missed the day that this was taught. However, as I started playing with all the tools and the menu bars I fond out how to do them, I must say it was vexing to be fitting and pasting the different pattern squares to different layers but after that everything was smooth. I really like this project because it teaches you things that on your own you wouldn’t thought about like the shapes of sounds.

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