Arts Award Voice

Arts Award Voice
Arts Award Voice is a new youth platform. It is a magazine website, run for young people by young people, which helps young people make the most of doing their Arts Award.

Thursday 17 December 2009

U1B Info from Rob

Today I had a email from Rob and we have had to put back the second day for a few reasons but he has asked me to do the following and send them to him:

1. Produce a 2 Print-quality PDF contact sheets; one of the RAW files without any adjustments and another with your interpretation of the images.

2. Start looking at your photos, zooming in to 100% and checking for things like dust-marks or strange colour fringing around detailed areas. If there are any anomalies, look at the tools available to you to try and sort them out.

3. Then you could make a couple of selections and send me them as 16Bit Adobe RGB TIFF files with dimensions of 3500 pixels on the longest side at 300dpi.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

U2.1 Unit 2 idea

I had a thought about unit 2 and it is to organize a photography competition and exhibition. I have spoken to my adviser and this would be perfect so will will talk further about this with her at my next meting.

Thursday 10 December 2009

AAA Meeting With Adviser

Today I had a quick chat to my adviser about what I was doing and my ideas. The main talking point was what it was I wanted to gain from unit 1. After discussing my ideas it became clear that I would like to work with sound but it was more about finding a new way of displaying my work or a art form to make displaying work more interesting and to give the viewer more information. So I am going to visit gallerys to use for other units but also to see how work is displayed and to get ideas on a new art form i would like to learn about for showing my work.

It was also said that I should start to think about any ideas for unit 2 as this unit could take a long time as I might need to arrange a lot like funding and permissions.

Sunday 6 December 2009

U1B The wedding

The first session the wedding started with an email from Rob regarding what I would need to bring: camera, lens, flash etc. on arrival we discussed the how the day would pan out and what camera settings to use for example a high ISO and to adjust the aperture. It was decided that I would befit from observing robs shooting style and to take a few documentary style photographs to equipment in using raw we also set my cam are up to shot both raw and jepg to compare the first un edited results.

Saturday 5 December 2009

U1B The Wedding

Today I went to the wedding with Rob. It was a very interesting experience and we decided to would be easier to write the whole two day up together and the second day will be taking place within a few weeks.

Thursday 3 December 2009

U1B Details for the wedding

Today I received further details from Rob for Saturday the wedding that I would be shadowing/trained in RAW photography.

The plan is:
To meet at the town hall in the early afternoon where the service will begin about an hour later, then there is a gap where we will go through things before heading down to the Pavilion Tearooms. Then there will be a blessing before the party, after this I will stay on longer, so I am ready before the evening starts.

I will need to come with camera, cleaned lenses, flash, batteries and memory cards. Rob said that I would not need to worry about a tripod. For this wedding I would need to be smartly dressed.

We will also discuss about the second day of training which will be focused on the editing stage of RAW photography.

Thursday 19 November 2009

U1B Wider Arts Experience

To achieve this wider arts experience, the photographer Rob Walker, has offered me his time and experience to train me in RAW photography.

This Morning I got some information from Rob regarding the training sessions:

The plan is for me to spend a day with Rob at a wedding ceremony on the 5thDecember. The intention is that I would assist him photographing the wedding. In this way, he would be teaching me the process and techniques of RAW photography. I would than need to take some specific shots for him. This would then be followed by another day of processing work-flow, including the selection and editing of the photographs taken. For this I would be working entirely in Raw file format and helping Rob to produce a portfolio for the couple.

Wednesday 18 November 2009

U1B Idea

Today I phoned the Arts Award help desk to check if the idea of two days training was acceptable to them. They took some details and checked with another colleague to make sure that what I was proposing was within the framework for the Gold Award. They later got back to me to say it was ok.

Thursday 12 November 2009

AAA Meeting With Adviser

Today I had a quick talk to my adviser about the idea of me having some training with Rob Walker. She said it was ok, but wanted me to double check with the Arts Award help desk, that what I was proposing was covered by the requirements needed to satisfy this section of the Arts Award.

Thursday 5 November 2009

U1B Metting With Rob

This evening I had a meeting with local photographer Rob Walker and we discussed me shadowing him for unit 1B. He asked me what I would hope to get out of it. We decided it would be more like him training me, so what is planned is about two days of Rob training me in photography at a more advance level, i.e. RAW photograhy.

This would include manual photography,the digital work flow - from start to finish. The main focus point will be training me up in using RAW file format in my camera, and how it is edited. He would then set me a small task to see what I have learned from him and a follow-up session to finish and close everything down.

Monday 19 October 2009

U1B Opportunities

Today I got an email from my Adviser about two opportunities regarding the possibilty of shadowing someone for the arts award.

It is possible that I could work with Matt Healey, a media technician, in filming a special needs group or shadowing a local photographer Rob Walker at a wedding.

In the end I thought that, shadowing a photographer would be the better experience for me, so I emailed Rob telling him I would like to shadow him.

Wednesday 30 September 2009

AAA First Ideas Meeting With Adviser

Today I had my first meeting with my adviser to discuss my ideas for the Gold Award. The best way to display the award for me is develop this blog, so that all my work will be posted on here and any paperwork will be kept in a folder.

We then discussed my ideas for Unit 1

Unit 1A Ideas
- Audio
- Editing of sound
- Sound Art or Sound Track
- Linking it to my photographic work

I decided I would like to do some kind of Sound Art and link it to my photography.

I would decide on how to share the work with the public as the piece was being worked on.

Unit 1B ideas

- Towner Art Gallery (Eastbourne)
- Workshop in school
- Shadow local photographer Rob Walker who I have worked with on other projects
- "Access All Areas" Crew

I decided I would like to shadow local photographer Rob Walker and to see what other types of photographic work he is involved in.

Unit 1C ideas

- Research different art practitioners
- Review an event and the artist who developed it
- Also link-in back to 1A

Unit 1D ideas

Have not yet decided on a subject

- Subject could come out of 1B
- Subject could affect me personally

- Could be shared by website, newspaper or some type of public meeting

The Gold Arts Award Information

"Gold Arts Award is our highest recognition of your abilities as a creative arts leader. At Gold level, you are working as an arts practitioner while broadening your horizons within the arts world."

Unit 1 - Personal Arts Development

Extend yourself as an artist, explore the professional arts world, and lead your own arts project.

Part A - Extend your own arts practice

Part B - Get involved in the arts world

Part C - Research and review

Part D - Form and Communicate a view

Unit 2 - Arts Project Leadership

Take charge of running an arts project, build your skills as an effective leader and deliver your project to a public audience.

2.1 - Plan an arts project

2.2 - Deliver the project

2.3 - Review the project