Work Weekend

So basically what is needed for next week is a Storyboard construction, and some more research into topics. With Genevieve and me this will mean looking at locations we can document biking vs car routes in wellington popularly travelled and similar.

  • With dividing the work Genevieve said that she could look into the possibility of some infographic design to help with data we can gather, camera shots and experimentation with camera aside from smartphone and of course storyboard since we will come with good potential designs.
  • I will look at:
  • storyboards as well
  • stats (where most people work within Wellington, biker routes online, average stats for men or women in biking per time and distance to energy consumed, calories burned, cars stats to fuel, distance averagely traveled for work in the city.)
  • locations
  • key terms

With what were doing one of the things that came up in discussion was is this Wellington we look at or New Zealand. Right now I think were considering Wellington as a representation for the rest of New Zealand e.g. if we consider the population that bikes to work in wellington as a representation of the rest of Nz then Wellingtons population to NZ population we have so many bikers to workers per population. If we boosted this even in a one day effort by a 30% increase in bikers we would send out this much less of a carbon footprint.


Video techniques and info

  • can hire equipment from the toy store in Massey, located next to the pitt.
  • or D.R.Patel
  • can hire a go pro
  • How to shoot on a iPhone
  • always shoot landscape mode
  • get the auto focus sorted first
  • airplane mode to extend the life for footage
  • can build mount for iPhone just use cardboard and rubber bands
  • can use apps like fiLMic Pro to enhance the capabilities of smartphone
  • Audio tips
  • listen over footage to check out how it picks up audio before filming
  • use 2 iPhones/smartphones with one for video and one to pick up audio
  • use clapboard to give visual or audio que to help sync audio and visual data
  • Shooting quality
  • bigger is better
  • 1080 vs 720p
  • use same resolution
  • can go down but not up in resolution
  • techniques
  • shoot before and after what your trying to capture to make sure capture everything and then edit
  • b roll and cutaways (where you could have location and then someone talking in location to allow you to switch between
  • time lapse (footage over time demonstrated)
  • tracking/ panning shot (use skateboard, tripod)
  • Pulling focus. Subject matter changes, background to foreground
  • Dexter how even though filming is important look at having still composition have elements of Fundamental Design Principles considered


iPhone tripod mount template

Class 2, week 1

So meet with Genevieve and discussed in class what were doing, so were sticking with Carbon footprint to cars. Looking at angle we want to target like:

  • efficiency behind car trips an example being how someone that lives rurally will have more consideration to packing a lot of tasks into one trip, compared to someone in the city who has more access so they don’t concern themselves as much.
  • group vs a individual in consideration to reduction of waste by transporting more people instead of each individual travelling using say 4 vehicles wasting fuel and more waste.
  • Taking public transport instead of taking a car by yourself.
  • efficient vs inefficient vehicles. Looking at electric in comparison to diesel and petrol. Also could look at corporations absorbing effective solutions to protect company and industry.
  • Manual vs automatic in reducing fuel consumption, by manuals being more effective by you managing the gears.
  • vehicle vs exercise to work, walking, running and biking.

From there we started to angle towards exercise as a effective reduction to carbon footprint. with possibilities of doing comparison to

  • time
  • energy/fuel used.
  • benefits. (stress, calories burned, etc)
  • money used
  • maybe more fitness stuff like heartbeat, steps, calories

Looking at some of the structure we have available to us from lecture. We have

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    You do it straight point like changing points in a essay.

  2. do it as a vs or comparison based idea, like this is bad this is good, water vs air. In our case it would be exercise vs vehicle.

    do it as a vs or comparison based idea, like this is bad this is good, water vs air. In our case it would be exercise vs vehicle.

  3. Same as kind of essay way but instead of going a, b, c. More like a multi choice that gives you related info from first point, and relate to other points but can be separate.

    Same as kind of essay way but instead of going a, b, c. More like a multi choice that gives you related info from first point, and relate to other points but can be separate.

Thinking of going with option 2 with exercise by bike vs car.

brainstorming the introduction and ending video. With intro need to have

  • topic: carbon footprint
  • explain footprint by visual connection e.g. sand
  • what is it
  • what does it represent/cause
  • why is it a problem
  • when did it become a problem
  • how can you prevent it. Here introduce bike as a solution to the car as a problem

End Video

  • Conclusion
  • repeat some of the points from intro, sum up
  • maybe who is the most effective nation facing this problem, and what they’ve done.

Narrative in Web and Video Lecture

Class 2, Week 1

  • Ted talk Andrew Staton on narrative. How storytelling is best when you make them work for their meal, saying to give them 2+2 and make them workout it’s 4 instead of just giving them 4.
  • Need to be character and narrative behind film.
  • Storys require: Clarity; Unity; Closure
  • F for Fake
  • avoid then. Go therefore, but or meanwhile back at the in narrative. Helping to keep attention by switching between perspective and avoiding obvious story.
  • shots and storyboard
  • blueprint of web is usually done to figure out the layout of your website. We are given three template websites to pick from to help us start and if want can be adjusted from there.

257 Kaitiakitanga Narrative Presentation


Data on Cars

Looking here at overall issue of carbon footprint and what people have written about it, stats on the usage of cars, what people say on the cars production, how recyclable are car parts after they are done.

Websites and sources found that I need to go through


So it’s a bit late now, but i’m assuming that the best way to effectively figure out how to meet project requirements is look at effective representation of issues in projects, video and website. Looking at clever construction done to a brief or representation. Then to familiarise myself with the chosen issue doing by gathering research and looking over other peoples work in the same area.

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This projects is a real clever way of gaining interest into the inside of food, snacks and drinks by giving them quirky qualities relevant to their properties and appearance. The bread above with the ways its cut resembling the drawbridge to a castle.

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This project uses the character as a representation of all workers to that corporation by giving it no real facial identification, allow it to seem resemble anyone by resembling no one. It allows the character to be used in different context to give meaning, as shown in the video as the character becomes a way to enhance the presentation of information.

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This video is a really good example of representing image and enhancing flat composition with image to give it more interest.

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This project use of animation and video is a great example of how they can compliment each other, cleverly using animation to build up to scenic shots and footage that the app advertises.

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This project is a good representation of recycling in how design can be used to give new meaning to material. With how some people spoke on coffee cups being need to be disposed of this could be really good way of giving new recycled use.

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This project uses a lot of really clever animation techniques to smoothly transfer between points made by the voiceover and enhance the information. It becomes very captivating and helps retain information because of this.

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This project is a great example of recycling and how items can inherit new meanings in the process of reuse. In their case it is by how they create interest in their cliental by demonstrating their potential in a new way to make a statement.

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This video is another really good representation of company but much more simple and achievable to construct. It uses 2d flat design to help set context for text to communicate points and allows music to ease you through video points.

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This could be a good example of way we can help present carbon footprint by showing information/point in a new way.


Looking at Info Graphs as a potential option due to the way they communicate information may be helpful to state points and draw more interest.

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As some concluding notes to research gathered here still need research to base video construction off, physical sites and areas can successfully document or support point being made. Also couldn’t hurt to look into elements of storyboarding like example below to help have a visual constructive plan of how video could be set out.

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We were given two different lectures to our class, with your partner attending one and you going to the other. I attended the Lt200 one in block 6, where were talked to by three different by 3 different presenters in 3 different disciplines of fashion, visual and industrial in how they in their work related their work to Kaitakitanga in taking a small issue that makes a big impact.

First to speak was the presenter from the fashion industry. She spoke on the effort behind her participation in projects to minimise the material use and waste behind construction of garments in fashion industry. Saying that only 15% of waste in the fashion industry ever went into recycling, with the waste being more than enough to cover the state of Calfornia. The idea behind the zero waste project was the process following a make–>use–>modify–>use–>reclaim–>make continuing in a loop limiting effective waste. Spoke of a custom within Japan, when a ceramic item is broken to mend it with the addition of something of higher value, reinventing the interpretation and value of item. Her last idea was looking at garments with variation in wear to suit wearer, with a zero waste design, one pattern and 48 possible t-shirts.

Next to speak was the VCD presenter. He spoke on the response received from the construction of the “on the fence” website helping to identify who you should vote for in the nz elections. He said that he had been particularly related to this issue from as early as 2001 where he had an interest in politics and not seeing this interest shared, going to say he felt he claimed ownership of the issue. The on the fence has changed a declining rate of voters with a increase in 7% to last years voter, now it is competing for a webby people’s choice award. Comments from lecturer were:

  • It’s not about us, but the user. I am an advocate to the user.
  • and to get on with the project early, don’t be afraid of creative risks.

The last presenter was the industrial designer on furniture design. She went to speak about the ability to recycle and use within industry, how her work for one company had changed their line by boosting more friendly and less toxic material in their construction as it affected their overseas trade. How different strategies to issues like standing desks in learning envirnoments can bring about change and etc.