Smart Phone Imaging

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In this class we will explore smart phone technology, from best practices for shooting still and video images, to the 1000’s of apps to enhance, manipulate and alter your images. We will explore the add- on accessories from lenses to shooting rigs for different phones and devices. We will also look at how history is being recorded, written and shared using this technology. You will create your own content and share this content, all from your smart phone.

PHO 298    ST: SMART PHONE IMAGING    3 CREDITS

94083    CHEY2004    Th 10:00AM - 1:50PM      Cheyenne    1744    Protz

Requirements:
•Smart Phone with data plan tablet or pad with built in camera, data plan or wifi enabled.
••Please update devices to the latest operating systems or iOS to the latest version.

Objectives:
1) To understand and share images across the web using hand held smart phone/tablet devices.
2) To shoot, edit, manipulate images from start to finish using smart phone/tablet apps for still and video images.
3) To explore and study important image makers who are using this powerful technology.
4) To utilize social media platforms from these devices for self-promotional content and information sharing.

week 1: Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

•Introduction
•What will you be using for this class, phone, tablet, etc?

Syllabus

•Fill this out: Who are you?

•Field Trip Form: (Please print and fill out 2 copies of this form and return to your instructor)
http://www.csn.edu/uploadedfiles/General%20Counsel/Policies%20&%20Procedures/2012%20field%20trip%20form.pdf

•Set up your Facebook Account. Basics of FB
https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=260315770650470&ref=bc

•Join this group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/348861355204185/

Facebook Guide: Everything you need to know about the world’s most popular social network
http://tomuse.com/facebook-guide-how-to-tips-tricks-etiquette/

•A history of car/cell/smart phone technology

•Introduction to apps and using them, download some apps for next weeks shoot.

ASSIGNMENT 1: X15 weeks
Every week download at least 1 new app, research, shoot, edit and review. Tell us your thoughts on each app.
• Post 1 image and a review of the app to our FB group.
• Also, email me each week with your app of choice
- A link to the app
- Cost of the app, are there add on costs as you use the app?
- IOS or Droid, Phone or Tablet - 2 or more images up to 8
- Your review of the app
- What worked, what did not
- Speed of the app
- Is it clunky
- Is it intuitive
- Thoughts on the interface, do you like how it looks and performs? ads?
- Flexibility of the app, does it do more than one thing?
- Does it crash or freeze your device
- Can you work at maximum resolution with the app.
- Include a one to 5 star rating
In the email include
- Your name
- Date Your Contact info
- Phone
- email
Due every Wednesday by 8am  email to -
hhprotz@cox.net

35 best photo apps  -Jul 27, 2015
http://www.creativebloq.com/design-tools/best-photo-apps-513764

ASSIGNMENT 2: Shoot a self portrait for your profile page.
DUE -  Wednesday Sept 2, 8am
-Post to your FB Profile


Thought, Find your reflection. Look into your subjects eyes, find your reflection. Discover yourself looking at you. Then ask your subject to look into the camera and find their reflection, make the portrait, as they are looking for themselves they are less interested with what they are projecting and reveal a truth. give it a try. even on yourself  http://shelby-lee-adams.blogspot.com/

What’s the Difference between a Selfie and a Self-Portrait?
by Alli Burness on 22 January 2015
http://museuminabottle.com/2015/01/22/whats-the-difference-between-a-selfie-and-a-self-portrait/

History of the selfie:
http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/history-of-the-selfie.html
https://m.timeline.com/stories/selfie-art-photography-self-portrait-narcissus-drones-image

26 million people have super imposed rainbows over their Facebook
http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/29/technology/facebook-rainbow-profile/index.html

http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/16-selfies-taken-wildly-inappropriate-times

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/12/selfies-narcissism-psychopathy_n_6429358.html

Make a perfect Facebook cover photo that integrates seamlessly with your personal profile picture. (a PS tutorial, not an app)
http://www.deke.com/content/dekes-techniques-415-creating-perfect-facebook-cover-photo-and-integrated-profile-picture

week 2: Thursday, Sept 3, 2015

ASSIGNMENT 3: On Location Planet Hollywood
Camera apps to explore, start with Hipstamatic, Snapseed. What low light camera apps can you find and review for the class.
- Out on location shooting and processing images on the fly.
- Do you want a consistent look to your images? b&w? Color? Grunge? Are you looking at Statues? People? Architecture? all of the above.
- Create a compelling mini series 10 images that hold together as a concept.
-Meet at Planet Hollywood out in front by Urban Outfitters 10am.
- At 1pm we will meet up to share the shooting experience and what we have discovered.
Meet in front of Garrets Popcorn in the mall. 

- Post images to our FB group throughout the day. (I will be looking for at least 4 posts today during class)
- Before next week add the images to your gallery.
- 10 images.
- Cover image between shoots -include, the date of the shoot and where you were shooting, apps used and any info you think the class will find interesting.

•Food:  8:45am, Planet Dailies in the Casino
http://www.planethollywoodresort.com/restaurants/planet-dalies.html#.UtWSrfYxXPo

iPhoneography Guides
http://paulcahill.net/category/iphoneography-how-to-guides/

An iPhone in the DRC: Photos by Michael Christopher Brown
http://lightbox.time.com/2012/08/16/an-iphone-in-congo-photos-by-michael-christopher-brown/#1

ASSIGNMENT 4:
Create 4 FB cover image
- Image Specs: To get the best quality image and fastest load times for your Page,
- Upload an sRGB JPG file
- 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes.
DUE- •email the images to me by monday night Sept 10, at 6pm -
hhprotz@cox.net

week 3: Thursday, Sept 10, 2015

ASSIGNMENT 5: On Location  -Caesars
- Out on location shooting and processing images on the fly.

- New apps to explore:
- Meet at Caesars out front by Serendipity 3 -10am, meet back up at 1pm here to discuss the day and share images.

- Post images to our FB group throughout the day. (I will be looking for at least 4 posts today during class)
- Before next week add the images to your gallery
- 10 images.
- Cover image between shoots -include, the date of the shoot and where you were shooting, apps used and any info you think the class will find interesting.

How the iPhone copes with only having a f/2.8 aperture By Haje Jan Kamps
http://www.pixiq.com/article/iphone-shutter-speed

•Food: 8:40am, Serendipity 3   

week 4: Thursday, Sept 17, 2015

ASSIGNMENT 6:  On Location
- Shoot: Feeling/mood/experience
- Meet at the Bellagio Fountains out front by the driveway entrance. Bellagio to Cosmo or tell me where you are shooting your feeling/mood/experience project
- 6-10 images
- Cover image between shoots -include, the date of the shoot and where you were shooting, apps used and any info you think the class will find interesting, tell us your concept for this one.

•Food: 8:40am, TBA 

week 5: Thursday, Sept 24, 2015

Meet in the classroom

•Downloading and backing up your images to your computer and deleting images off your phone.

•Shooting Accessories, lenses, cases, backup batteries, tripod mounts.
http://www.macworld.com/article/1160231/ipadhyperdrive.html
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/a-critical-design-change-for-a-bag-to-carry-your-tech-stuff/

Bring
InkJet printing paper
Smart Phone and tablet if you have one 
All images made on a Flashdrive or hard drive. In folders By date and Project

- We will crit, edit and sequence the work.
Assignment 7: You will Print a series of 4 images to be hung. This must be completed before class ends.
- Image specs, 7x7 inch images or 7 inches for the height
- Paper trimmed to the edge of the image.


- We will explore Adobe Slate and other Slide show apps
Download this to your iPad if you have one.

https://standout.adobe.com/slate/
assignment - apps - additional info
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ofQxgnIY31mdPoNi6epwoP2AUFQYsB_NiRkyr0bw36E/edit?usp=sharing

ASSIGNMENT 8: X3
- Create a slide show.
•You will create 3 slide shows this semester,
1st due next week work already created.
2nd -a personal series to be explored outside of class Due week 11
3rd -The personal series continued 
Due week 15
- Must have 3 sentences of text.
- 10-12 images. Use images from the 1st part of the semester
- Publish to our FB group.  depending on your app you may embed the show or have a link that we click on uploaded.
email me your link for your slideshow. hhprotz@cox.net
Due by next class Oct 1, 10am

ASSIGNMENT 9: Magcloud book Due week 15
http://blog.magcloud.com/

•Food: 9:00am, Maverick Truck Stop
3225 Las Vegas Blvd N

Las Vegas, NV 89115  (behind the Wendy’s)
awesome dive!  

week 6: Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Meet in the classroom

- Review Slideshow

- Introduction to video apps and basic editing

- Introduction to video editing on a phone or tablet.
- Using iMovie on your apple tablet or mac Things to think about to be successful. Location, lighting, tripod, etc.
- What kind of videos can you imagine shooting?
- Video vs Still images
- Uploading the videos to youTube

iMovie for iOS
http://www.apple.com/apps/imovie/
iMovie for Mac: 
instuctions for using the program found here
http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/

6 best editing apps for IOS
http://www.stuff.tv/features/six-best-video-editing-apps
10 Best IOS and Android
http://mashable.com/2013/06/05/video-edit-apps/

Apps For Making A Movie
http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-making-a-movie

http://www.creativebloq.com/iphone/top-10-movie-making-apps-iphone-1012893

ASSIGNMENT 10:
- Create 3, 61 second video portraits.
- Shoot a variety of people, One face, sixty one seconds.
- Title the video, subjects name or ?
- Subject can be silent, nervous talking, looking at your video camera. no instruction, no direction: (remember if you talk your voice will be recorded as well, think about the ambient sound, you will not be altering the sound in these) all one 61 second roll.
- When you finish this project: how do you feel about the extended portrait vs. the still image portrait?
- Try some different apps to get different video looks. I like Lens+, but explore others.
- Upload to vimeo or Youtube of directly to FB
- In our FB group be sure to upload the link of your most successful video.
- Email me the 3 links from the 3 videos, include your subject info, your name.


MY MOVIE SHOT LAST CLASS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPFQPBDUmX0&feature=youtu.be

Examples: This is who inspired the project, Chase Jarvis 60-Second Portraits
http://www.chasejarvis.com/#mi=1&pt=0&pi=3&p=-1&a=-1&at=0
from Grafic House
http://vimeo.com/26507428

60 second video portrait
from Grafic House
What’s going on here?
Some of your technology may be out of date, and this video may not play properly.
Try Anyway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-czaRmUgmFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlWeDXi0U44

http://cargocollective.com/samanthahawthorne/60-Second-Portraits

ASSIGNMENT 10: Final project proposal: Turn in a typed proposal. What is your content. What form will you present your final project in. Final project can be a slide show, printed work, a book, or a movie Due week 8

•Food: 8:30 TBA
3225 Las Vegas Blvd N

Las Vegas, NV 89115  (behind the Wendy’s)
awesome dive!  

week 7: Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

On Location: Where do we want to go?  Fremont or back to the strip?

ASSIGNMENT 11:
- Shoot a 5×5 on location.
- 5 shots -5 seconds each, edited together
- Try some different apps to get different video looks. I like Lens+, but explore others.
- Upload to vimeo or Youtube of directly to FB
- Email me the link, include your video info/title, your name.

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 8: Thursday, Oct 15, 2015

Meet in the classroom

- Crit 61 Second Video
- Crit 5×5 Project

- Discussion,Shooting with your DLSR, Micro 4/3rds, Point and shoot and editing on you smart phone or tablet. Options for getting the image to these devices.

ASSIGNMENT 12:
Create a video tutorial.
- Possible content: Photoshop tip, camera operations tip, iphone app tip
- Propose your idea to me, through email by Wednesday November 4th, 6pm -We will discuss at the ideas at the beginning of class.  hhprotz@cox.net

- Discuss Final project Ideas. Turn in a typed proposal. What is your content. What form will you present your final project in. Final project can be a slide show, printed work, a book, or a movie

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 9: Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
on Location
ASSIGNMENT 13: present an app (camera, video, editing, slideshow) to the class (2 minute intro to the app) You must explore and have worked with the app to understand the nuances.

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 10: Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

Meet on Location, Lets shoot and explore apps
ASSIGNMENT 14: location video, still images or slideshow posted to FB

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 11: Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
Meet in Classroom

-Crit Video tutorial
-Crit 2nd Slide Show personal series #1

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 12: Thursday, Nov 12, 2015

ASSIGNMENT 15: location video, still images or slideshow posted to FB

Your boos should be going out to the printer this week to get it back by Dec 3rds class

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 13: Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
ASSIGNMENT 16: location video, still images or slideshow posted to FB

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 14: Thursday, Nov 26, 2015
classroom or on location -

•Food: 8:30 TBA

week 15: Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
Meet in the classroom
-Crit 3rd Slide Show personal series #2
-Crit Book

•Food: 8:30 TBA

Finals Week: Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 Crit of Final Project
Final project can be a slide show, printed work, a book, or a movie