Archive for March, 2012

Week 2:The Nature and Design of Compelling Music

While working on my final project for this section I was remind of my previous post. I really feel there is a strong connection between music and teaching as a whole. More so in fact than any of the previous sections that we have approached. I believe this is due to the very nature of how a lesson plan and a song are developed. A person must go through each and first work through the piece finding any caveats that may appear in the construction phase. Then move on to rehearsing and practicing each until they are confident in their approach and structure. Finally presenting each to the world.

Week 1: “The Hook”

First off sorry for the belated post I have had ISP issues all weekend.

I found this weeks discussion to be interesting in the manner in which it unfolded. It would seem that some of my peers seem to feel as I do that music can be directly correlated to a lesson plan. All the elements must come together just right for the both to be successful. Any error made in the process will instantly be noticeable and distract from the overall process itself. I hope to further explore this topic within the coming week and my own project.

Work of Art storyboard

This has been something of an odd week as apparently the storyboard was meant to be more than what I consider a storyboard. It would seem that in the future I will need to construct my projects in such a way as to be more approachable by outside viewers as I really developed this example as a means for my own use and not for a public example. With that in mind I used it as a means to layout the overall process, discuss shots and order of scenes.

Along these same lines when looking at what makes it compelling, I actually created the storyboard to make the entire process experience compelling, not just individual points of comparison. It would seem that I am showing a process, where as many of my peers are doing comparisons on what makes something similar more compelling.

Work of art proposal

This week was something of a struggle in that Eisner’s text was somewhat convoluted in its reading. I found it interesting, just not particularly an easy read. I think its because of the complex way in which they were trying to explain the topic at hand. For some reason it always seams that when dealing with these types of papers the authors feel the need to add several pages of verbiage and other terms to create a document that really has poor flow throughout. However, once the main focus was gleaned from the paper it allowed me to begin my work on the proposal for our “work of art” projects. I find this to be a fairly interesting and taxing project that should take some serious thought and examination if all areas are to be met.

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