Composition Project

CC image Fibonacci's Spiral - Composition Tool from Paw Prints Pix at Flickr
CC image Fibonacci’s Spiral – Composition Tool from Paw Prints Pix at Flickr

Goal

  • Explore composition

Standards

  • Understand Form vs. Content
  • Define Composition
  • Understand Static Composition
  • Understand Dynamic Composition
  • Clearly establish your Objectives
  • Demonstrate Single Center of Interest
  • Demonstrate Shifting the Center of Interest
  • Demonstrate Rule of Thirds
  • Explain Maintaining Tonal Balance
  • Explain Balance Mass

Product

  • Blog post demonstrating compositional rules with embedded video from YouTube, presentation from Slideshare.net, and/or images from Flickr.com

Examples

Steps

  • Day 1
    • Review Quizlet terms
    • Create a blog post titled, Composition
    • Create headings
      • Summary
      • My Brainstorm and Storyboard
      • My Compositional Rules Video
      • Notes
      • What I Learned
    • Watch Understanding Composition and take notes
      • Have sub-sections for notes:
        • Focal Elements
        • Structure
        • Balance
  • Day 2
    • Review notes
    • Review Quizlet terms
    • Watch Better Photographic Composition – Beyond the Rule of Thirds by B&H or other videos about composition
    • Brainstorm ideas to include in the video on paper, scan, and upload to Flickr, embed under the My Brainstorm and Storyboard heading
    • Storyboard ideas to include in the video on paper, scan, and upload to Flickr, embed under the My Brainstorm and Storyboard heading
  • Day 3
    • Get a camera and shoot the example scenes / images
      • Be sure to be in focus on the point of focus in the scene / image
      • Save clips / images
  • Day 4
    • Edit video clips with YouTube Editor or images for a slideshow with Apple Photos
    • Place text over the scenes / images identifying each rule demonstrated
    • Upload video to YouTube or slideshow to Slideshare.net and embed under the My Compositional Rules Video
  • Day 5
    • Write the summary under the Summary heading
    • Write what you learned under the What I Learned heading
    • Watch videos

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