Communication and Media Arts Final Film

Shane and I decided to make a social experiment film. I think that it turned out really well considering neither of us had ever done anything like it before. The process however, was riddled with problems. The main one in the beginning was finding a suitable actor. We had tried to get 2 people to help us out, but after accepting, neither were able to film. The really big issue was simply organisation in general. I think that if we had been able to get a reliable actor sooner, the whole project would have run much more smoothly. Fortunately when we found a proper actor, everything fell into place, and we were finally able to get proper work done. Our other main problems were camera placement, and audio. We experimented with a hidden camera, however, we eventually ruled it out because it was very difficult to lure people to the camera. This begged the question of how would we take care of audio, as the cameraman would have to be farther away to not be noticed. After we found out that we could use a wire, it was smooth sailing from then on. All in all, I think it turned out really well and most of the issues of our film, were beyond our control.


SML Blog Post

  1. My topic is learning how Second World War pilots navigated. I chose it because it is a time period that interests me and I want to be a pilot when I grow up so I really am doing something I am passionate about.
  2. I am building 2 planes at once so I am having lots of difficulty making the cockpits and it is just a lot of hard work as well as having the stress of the time crunch. I have not yet overcome these challenges but I am confident I will.
  3. My project has changed greatly. It was originally to learn about how to deal with emergencies in modern airliners and now it is obviously ww2 navigation.
  4. I am really proud of my research actually, as well as the progress on one of my models, the Focke Wulf-190.
  5. I do not feel creative simply because I am really not a creative person. However, I do feel happy because I am pursuing my passion.
  6. I learned a navigation technique called dead reckoning and these are the steps:
  • Used when GPS fails and you can’t see the land
  • You need to know your heading (M), and the distance you’ve traveled in a certain amount of time.
  • – Or + to allow for magnetic variation. For true heading (T)
  •  Calculate variation according to compass rose
  • Set Plotter to heading.
  • Measure distance traveled and align plotter from point when the GPS fails to the distance traveled since then and mark at end distance to find current approximate position.
  1. I have always known I loved planes but I never thought I would enjoy the navigation aspect and now I really know that I love everything about aviation.

Photographic Map

I took pictures of the star wars exhibition in times square, my apartment, an general places in Hong Kong. I took pictures of these places simply because they are in someway special to me. Photographing these places made me see the finer details that I had never noticed before allowing me to see things in a different way. It was interesting finding different ways to assort completely unrelated photos and making them correlate with each other. It is in a way a map by virtue of the fact that everything is in the real general direction from the apartment, however, it is much more abstract and non proportionate.

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This is an action photo of will jumping off of a rock. I have captured his jump in midair and because, it is a photo of him in motion, it is definitely in motion.

I think this photo might be related to war. The reason I say this is because It is such a desolate environment.


It is a photo of a train station. It is actually using the black and white to it’s advantage to make a better image than colour images could have captured

Photo 2

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I think that this photo is of a very old city. I have absolutely no idea what the story might be about.


This photo, taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, is actually the oldest surviving photograph in history.



This photo is abstract mainly because of the camera angle. It is a photo of 2 buildings but instead of taking the photo head on, it is from bottom up.

Camera S Mode











This is an example of the fast shutter speed allowing a clear movement image.




This is the slow shutter speed allowing more light in making a brighter but more blurry image.