John Bentham LECTURE

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Museum of Art Auditorium
Open to all students
John will be presenting work from two new projects, View From the Road: Rusted Hopes and Dirt Track Auto Racing, in addition to updated photographs from Daytona Bike Week. Following the digital presentation John will share photography tips and techniques, ending with a Q&A session.
benthamJohn Bentham is an award-winning photographer specializing in documentary projects and portraiture. His photographs have been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, New Orleans, Tokyo, Prague and Oaxaca, Mexico, and have garnered accolades from Nikon, Photo District News, Kodak, Magnum Photos, The New York Times, The Imaging Alliance and The Maine Media Workshops. His clients and publications include AUDI, Life Magazine, Mercedes-Benz, Newsweek, People Magazine, Pfizer, Rolling Stone, Sony, Time Magazine, United Technologies and Vanity Fair. See more of Johns work at www.johnbentham.com

 

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Personal project idea 2: Eden

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IMG_20170919_030337.jpgI decided on another idea for my persona project, which is a mobile runner game called Eden. I can’t learn how to code in a short amount of time so it won’t be a real game, but I plan to create concept art, animate fake gameplay with After Effects, and make fake screencaps of gameplay. It will be a highly aesthetic game that focuses heavily on graphics and appealing UI.

ASSIGNMENT 5: Due in Lab 9/21/17 or 9/22/17
  1. Post an update to your personal project in Category: Week 3 – Update.
    The update must include at a minimum: one image and a caption.

Last week you should have used mind mapping to select your topic and submitted a written Creative Brief.

Now is the time for in-depth research about what you are doing. Collect artifacts and examples of inspiration, competitors in your area, and information about your targeted audience. All of this will need to be included in your process book. Be prepared to discuss and share your progress in our lab class.

2. Utica Proud Brainstorming and Research

Bring a list of 20 things to be proud of in Utica. It can be anything: Person, place, thing, historical, or contemporary.

Be prepared to use Design Thinking to map out a plan to expand and collaborate with Utica Proud.

It’s personal.

 

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Dark Days 

Somthing I noticed about my art is that most of it attracts a certain kind of person, and I would love to help those type of people. Dark days would be a sticker campaign to “bomb” Utica  (digitaly) with stickers with dark imagery and bold colors to draw people in. Each peice would have the message “the days are not as dark as they seem, call this number if you need someone to talk to” and the number for the National suicide prevention hotline would be provided; In an attempt to help people help themselves.

Personal Project: Sketchr

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This project is basically Tinder for artists, but instead of being a sleazy dating app it’s a slightly less sleazy job search app. I got inspired to make this project over the summer when I changed all my Tinder pictures to artwork and listed commission prices with my portfolio website in my bio and actually found work that way, so I concluded maybe an entire app dedicated to this would work out just fine. It would operate in a similar fashion – you choose what your looking for, jobs or work, and get bombarded by individual profiles that you’d he forced to swipe right or left on. Whichever you match with, you’d have the option to contact them and discuss further. A built in payment system would be incorporated into the app so users wouldn’t  have to rely on outside services for that. It’s for more casual jobs rather than stable ones, mainly freelance work for students or rising hobbyist designers could pick up for some real world experience.