Month: February 2016

26/2/16 – Video Art Installation

The meaning of my video art is about relaxation and happiness because of the bright lights to reflect different colours. My video art will also include some other relaxing things like flowers blowing softly in the wind too. The part of my video art with the pencil with lighted colours around it may be reversed so the colours will disappear one by one slowly. The flowers will have blossomed and won’t be sped up or slowed down. This just helps to portray relaxing even more because the flowers will probably be brightly coloured.

Nam June Paik founded the video art. He was known for making robots out of television sets. These were constructed using pieces of wire and metal, but later Paik used parts from radio and television sets.

BITNIK sent a parcel containing a camera and a GPS signal to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to find out what would happen on the way.

Primary research and similar art –

James Turrell is an American artist concerned about light and space. This was to engage viewers with the limits and wonder of the human perception.

Pixels on TV – RGB Red Green Blue

100% R

100% G

100% B


1 volt = white

Legal gamut = when watching clips on standard TV you must stick to the legal gamut and must be allowed to be shown.

Hamlet have a machine which will register the legal gamut.

P.A.L. TV standard in Britain (Phase Alternating Line) 25 fps

N.T.S.C – in US (National Television Systems Committee) 29.97 fps

SECAM – in France (Séquentiel Couleur Avec Mémoire) 25 fps

standards conversion

Aspect ratio

HD resolution

1920 / 16 = 120

1080 / 9 = 120

4k resolution

3840 x 2160

8k resolution

7680 x 4320

16 x 9

resolution increasing

Pixel aspect ratio

Oblong pixel aspect ratio

T.C. – Time code 01:00:00:00 1 hours

T.O.D. Time of day 11:31:25:-

post-production t.c.



30 secs (black (no colour))

Video Level




1v – white

0v – black

Legal gamut –

Meter v.u.

Peak meter

Voice 5.5 ppm

Music 4 ppm

SFX 3.5 ppm

= Audio Mix

LIMITER = a limiter prevents a signal. It reduces the dynamic range of a signal that passes through it.





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First we created a layer and added three random words in 3 different texts. Then we changed the point size of the text. We then added a new layer and found a picture of animal prints before placing it in the new layer and changing the sizes of the image.

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We double clicked on each text on the side and changed the layer style and drop shadow, inner glow, outer glow and inner shadow. We duplicated the image of the animal prints and moved it to the top and the other to the furthest down. Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 10.16.31

We then ctrl + left clicked and clicked Create Clipping Mask.Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 09.29.06

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We created a new layer. We wrote a random word in this layer. We selected half of the text and changed the colour. Then we added a new layer and found a picture relating to the text. We posted the image on the layer and changed the sizing. We duplicated the layer of the texture and dragged it to the top again.Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 09.54.19

We then used the drop shadow again and shadowed the text before changing the colour. We then changed half of the image colour and used the smudge tool to change the texture of the image.

Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 10.09.55


Friday 5th February 2016

  1. Firstly, we saved a photo of landscape from the internet. Then we open Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Then use the magic wand tool and quick selection tool to remove things from the image you do not want/need.
  3. Use the patch tool and select ‘content – aware’ from ‘normal’ at the top. The patch tool is used for selecting an area of the picture you want to cover the picture in.
  4. Then use the smudge and blur tools if you need to edit the photo more.
  5. Take a screenshot using Cmd + shift + 4 of the image and crop it if need be to remove the picture outlines e.g. on a PC.
  6. Then open Adobe Muse and drag the screenshot to Adobe Muse.
  7. Find a picture of a button next and edit it on Adobe Photoshop if need be.
  8. Take another screenshot but of the button this time and drag over to your website on Adobe Muse before resizing the image.

    Find image of mouth and save it. Then add a new layer after image is in. Select polygonal lasso tool to select teeth. Use cmd t and drag one tooth down. Use warp tool to change the shape of the tooth into a fang.

    I saved a photo from the internet and put it on Adobe Photoshop. Then I clicked the paint tool and coloured the rose.


For the next picture I got a picture of a strawberry and deleted the background to make it transparent. Then I used image at the top to change the saturation of the picture to make it purple/pink.

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Wednesday 3rd February 2016


In 200, BBFC classified:

  • 574 films
  • 222 of these were passed 15.
  • 11778 videos and DVDs
  • 4938 of these were passed U or PG.
  • 258 video games
  • 151 of these passed U or PG.

In 2007 the BBFC rejected TWO works.

BBFC was established in 1912 as the British Board of Film Censors but later changed to the British Board of Film Classification which it is what it is known to people now.

T.P. O’Connor’s – ‘Forty – Three Grounds for deletion


The Licensing Act, 2003:

Cinemas require a licence.

The Video Recordings Act, 1984.

Videos didn’t ever have a certificate until Margaret Thatcher brought it in so people could watch an 18 certified video under the age of 18.

‘Video Nasties’ – Video nasties are movies that are really violent.

The Obscene Publications Act

Cinematography Films (Animals Act)

Protection of Children’s Act

Race Relations Act

Human Rights Act

Blasphemous Act (Jesus or Jehovah) – You have to be careful using someone as Jesus in films.


U –Suitable for 4 year old’s or older.

PG – Suitable for 8 year old’s or older.

12 – Suitable for 12 year old’s or older.

12a –You are allowed to go in under the age of 12 as long as you are with an adult over 18.

15 – Suitable for 15 year old’s or older. Contains strong language, sexual nudity and mild violence.

18 – Suitable for 18 year old’s or older. Contains very strong language, very strong violence and sexual violence.

R18 (Restricted 18) – Suitable for over 18’s but can not be shown in cinemas because it contains extremely X-rated or violent content so has to be shown in special cinemas.