Point of View
Determining point of view - POV - and proximity is absolutely key in creative image-making. You’re inventing a scene, but what direction will it be seen from and how close will the viewer be? Examine how point of view creates drama, intimacy, grandeur, apprehension, humour, symbolism and more.
Great that you're up for the POV class!
Below is info about it.
Date/time: Sunday, 18 Feb 1pm to 5pm
Location: 56 Goodge Street, Flat 3, W1T 4NB
Contact: Bill 07771851555 or the email address above
Please have some lunch before class begins. We will have breaks.
Sometimes, people's schedules permitting, it's nice to go to a pub afterwards.
Please ring Doorbell 3
Please don't ring Doorbell 3 before 1pm, as I'll be preparing for the class.
Course Description - Point of View
Determining point of view - POV - and proximity is absolutely key in creative image-making and telling a story visually. You’re inventing a scene, but what direction will it be seen from and how close will the viewer be? Examine how point of view creates drama, intimacy, grandeur, apprehension, humour, symbolism and more.
We'll go over:
- How POV is bound together with subject matter, action and character.I.e., it’s not something random or separate from the intended content of an image.
- Story telling and POV
- The connotations of various POVs - scary, benign, intimate, engaged, etc.
- Proximity of a POV and results of varying it.
- Framing or cropping to establish the limits of a given POV
- Mixing and contrasting POVs for emphasis, change of pace, interest and excitement.
After a good general look at POV and it’s use in visual communication (examples in illustration, art work, film and photography we’ll have some creative exercises to help explore using POV.
The emphasis will NOT be on lots of complicated technical rules and perfect perspective. Rather we'll focus on using common-sense, simple, time-saving methods and 'tricks of the trade' that people who draw lots of perspectives relatively quickly use.
The first half will be focused on learning materials regarding POV. In parts you’ll be creating POVs and discussing the results. The second half is devoted to individual endeavours, reviews etc. determined by each student.
For the second half, you may want a review of some of your work or portfolio, help with a project your working on, or answers to questions you've encountered attempting perspective (or other subjects as well).
If you don't have something to work on, I'll have POV projects or exercises you can choose from.
Flexible activities within our core topic
An advantage of a really small class is that people can bring up subjects (hopefully related to the class topic!) that they have questions about or are interested in. Or we can modify an activity based on individual interests.
What to Bring
Bring pencils and pens you like to draw or sketch with.You may bring a sketchbook or paper you prefer.You may want to take some notes.
Committing to the class
With the small number of students, it won't be possible to accommodate enrolees who want to change to a different date.
Cancellation Policy is strict: If notice of cancellation is received 10 days or more before the class, there will be a 50% refund. If cancelling within 10 days of the class there will be no refund.
If there are only 2 students in the class, it will probably end a half-hour early. If only one student is enrolled, the class will probably be cancelled and your money refunded.
If any questions please let me know.