Re: telematics

Mark Coniglio (
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 10:22:54 -0500

Terry said

>My primary thoughts are 1. not to be too driven by the technology and 2.
>not to be un-aware of technique. As a film-maker I have often been asked to
>contribute to video/dance workshops and I have always avoided excercises
>based on ideas like:

[major snip]

I think that Terry's emphasis on the importance of technique is valid, but
only once you are deeper into the experience of using the tool.

At my alma mater, CalArts, they used to have a very strict rule: no
technique before need. I think that this thought applies to Scott's very
short workshop. Start with a simple exercise and then fufill technical
questions as they develop from the student's experiences -- it doesn't seem
that there is enought time to do it the other way round. Holding back on
technique until it is asked for also helps to insure that the discovery is
not driven by the technology (Terry's point #1.)

-- Mark

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