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Value Added Digital Collage (Broad Range)

Sfontanet_value_added  This is the digital version of my broad range value collage.  The transition to photoshop was surprisingly easy, as there was no actual cutting and pasting.  I feel like I was accurately able to replicated the broad range collage.  This whole project has really opened up my eyes to value, and how much of an impact it can have on a piece.  For example, in this broad range piece, I decided to use different values to lead my audiences eyes to a certain point of the piece.  In this case, it is the sphere on the right hand side.  I feel like the light area at the top left brings the eye into the darker areas, and allows it to loop around into the sphere.  Value was also very important in pinpointing a focal point in my narrow range piece.  The dark corners looked like vignettes, which are generally used to bring focus to the middle of a piece.  The corners lead my eyes towards the shape in the center, which was my primary goal.

Aural Topography: Staccato and Legato

Photo on 2013-09-30 at 06.41I believe I did a decent job grasping the concept of this assignment.  I feel like all of the different boxes connect the images inside of each other, as it was my goal to make the sounds seem like they’re fluctuating.  This assignment helped me to clearly understand stocato and logato, and what they might sound like.

Aural Topographies: Research

For the first part of this project, I chose the song By Myself by Linkin Park.  I would classify the song as having variety, instead of it being monotonous.  The song starts out with drums and bass guitars, which are loud, heavy and add intensity to the song.  When the verses come on, the drums and bass go away and a light instrumental plays.  When the chorus occurs, the drums and bass return, which result in pattern.

The drums and bass sound like they would create thin, wild, and static lines that cover a majority of the page.  They will frequently  rise and fall.  The slower verses will have lines that vary slightly.  They are mostly straight and occasionally rise and fall.  They also sound like very soft, thick lines.

A View From My Window

The view from my living room window consists of buildings, trees, roads and cars.  As a result, I see many straight and curved lines.  Squares, circles, rectangles, and even triangles are within my view.

The giant tree in front combines both straight lines and curved.  The cars contain both straight and curved lines as well, and have rectangular shapes.  The wheels serve as the circles I see.  Roads appear at an angle which look like triangles.  The buildings hold straight lines and are shaped like squares, rectangles, cubes, and rectangular prisms, depending on the angle you look at it at.