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Brendan Iwashko: Reading Response #5- Why Are Ethical Issues Central to Documentary Filmmaking?

In Bill Nichols’s article on ethical issues in documentary filmmaking, he discusses the key differences and relationships between non-fiction and fiction films, the way documentaries represent others, and the relationship between people, filmmakers, and audiences, relating each topic to ethics, the unspoken and impossible to define “rules” (or often, lack thereof) to documentary filmmaking. He begins […]

Reading Response #4: “Territory as Interface: Design for Mobile Experiences”

The class reading Territory as Interface: Design for Mobile Experiences discussed creating a mobile app very similar to our Locational Media Project. The article talked first about how mobile technology relates to space, raising some key questions. They then discussed the process of creating their app: Urban Archaeology: Sampling the Park. They used small computers (the […]

Blog Post #2: Locational Media Project-Brendan Iwashko

Thus far, I have completed the tutorial on building a GPS-triggered audio player, done the bonus step, and began planning my location and story. The tutorial for creating the GPS-triggered audio player was mostly pretty simple, but definitely got finicky in places. For example, I spent a lot of time trying to make my titles […]

Brendan Iwashko-Reading Response #3: Picture This: The Impact of Mobile Camera Phones on Personal Photographic Practices

Lisa Gye’s article Picture This: The Impact of Mobile Camera Phones on Personal Photographic Practices explains how the emergence of mobile phone cameras have impacted personal photography, socially, through self-expression/presentation, in memorializing moments, and more. She begins by relaying some history, starting with the emergence of the Kodak and how it shifted the perceptions of […]

Brendan Iwashko-Blog Post #2: Vine Assignment

The Vine assignment was a lot of fun to make, but harder than I anticipated. I came up with the idea of “How to Escape from the CSOs.” I made a storyboard and then got to work. I started by making an entire project, and ended up scrapping it, because the idea I had really […]

Blog Post #1: Brendan Iwashko- Photo a Day

The photo-a-day assignment has been a challenge so far. Although the iPad is a fairly capable camera, I am used to shooting on a DSLR where I have more manual control, a snappier overall experience, more features, and the ability to work with different focal lengths and apertures. The limitations, and especially the fact that I […]