Editing projects for different presentations
1. Photographers with one or more finished projects who want to learn how to edit them for an exhibition, the Internet, a book, or an audio-visual presentation.
2. For the general public that wishes to learn more about photography and different ways to present images.
Nowadays photographers have access to diverse forums to show their work: exhibitions, the Internet, printed and digital media. Each one has different qualities and the photographer must know how to publish his or her photographs for each medium, to maintain the clarity of the theme and so the images can be read according to their objective.
1. Examples of creators who have the same work published in diverse media such as: the Internet, exhibitions, books and DVDs.
For example: Pedro Meyer with his project Truths and Fictions, this work is featured at pedromeyer.com, in the book published by Casa de las Imágenes in 1995, in a CD-ROM—also published in 1995—and the Heresies exhibition.
2. Discussion of the qualities of each exhibition space. In an exhibition hall, the size of the images and the type of prints must coincide with the project and space where they are exhibited. Each theme requires a size and specific presentation material. Production costs are high, and potential public and space are limited.
On the Internet, it is possible to show more images, the public can easily visit the exhibit several times and spend more time looking at the images. However, the size and quality of images are limited by the screen. More people can see the work, with low production costs.
In a book many photographs can be presented, the public can spend more time looking at the work, but the disadvantages are limited distribution and high production costs.
In audio-visual presentations, the cost is not so high and the quality of the image depends on the screen or projector. It is only necessary to find a way to distribute them.
3. Each student will present his/her project and will speak about its content.
4. The students will publish their projects to be seen in different media, taking into account the qualities of each.
5. Presentation of the projects published in different media.
Four sessions of three hours each. They can be in the same week or spread over a month.
Photographer with experience in showing his/her work in printed and electronic media and exhibition halls.
Curator that can exemplify the differences.
A visual arts researcher.
Note: Preferably someone familiar with the tools so the students can resolve technical doubts.
Cardboard, to make scale models of exhibitions.
Paper sheets to make prototypes of books or magazines.
One or more computers with access to the Internet.
The students can take their own computers, if they have them.