Last steps

Don’t forget to upload your files to Dropbox by may 17 onto the folder “May 17”.  This is the schedule for dress rehearsal May 28th:

  • Kerri and Megan should be setting the lights at 4:15.
  • At 4:40 we are starting our screening and there will be not interruptions.
  • The second run will be at 6:00pm.
  • The documentation crew will be setting up the cameras at 4:00 pm
  • The day of the show we should be there by 5:30 pm
  • Here is the list of the people who are going to help that day:


  1.  Esther
  2. Danielle
  3. Lila
  4. Eric
  5. Lina
  6. Karina


Seating, Greeting and Program


  1. Kelly
  2. Lina
  3. Nicole B
  4. Nicole D


Please let me know if I’m missing anything





Comments and Important date

Dear All,

Congratulations, you achieved wonderful videos in a short period of time. Now is the time to finish. Karina, Jason and I are making the final master copy for May 29th. This means I need the uploaded files .mov and .wav for MAY 17th.  No exceptions!!  If there are no new files, I will use the ones you presented on May 8th. Remember to make sure you are working on 30fps and make sure your sound and video match correctly, here is a link to Jason’s entry with the details:

Upload the files to “May 17” folder in Dropbox

Notes for each group

Creative Process:

You story and transitions  were very strong. I love the change of pace from a very colorful  and fast environment to a one more darker and deeper.  Since the beginning you were trying to explain what a spark of idea means in our creative process and you made it clear in your visuals. From a very slow start because of your technical challenges, you were able to make a vey successful piece!! Your sound editing and aesthetics were a good combination.

Below are a couple of small suggestions:


Check your sound sync.


The last frame has a slight jump. make sure it ends smoothly.



Great Job! You did a wonderful work from the beginning. Your mood board and story board were consistent and really helped you to shape a powerful final piece. Your imagery really helps to understand your story from what we perceive as how we process. I really enjoyed the sound!


You dynamic group was fantastic. Kelsey did an outstanding job making sure everybody was on track!!!!


Unexplored Minds:

You experimentation with material created a a real sense of unexplored and darkness which makes it interesting for the audience. The amount of layers in color in your editing is really good. Chip, thank you for the credits they were wonderful!! You should use the bold version of the font.


The biggest problem with the piece is that there no story – no beginning to end. Its and atmospheric piece within a storytelling format.


The lack of communication between the group members show in the results. Your group has so much potential and skills but these are getting lost in the process.


You need to solve a few elemental issues before next week. One of those is the differences between the sound and the lights with the video. The video that was shown the second time has compression and settings issues. The two black bars were very distracting on the screening so they need to be reviewed and exported correctly. If you send me your compression settings, I’d be more than glad to help.


The sounds has a lot of potential to enhance the video. They are both great but they are working separately.  Make sure to check your sound levels, some parts are extremely loud (remember we have kids coming to event).


The light installation is a great idea and I would love to see it woking properly, so here are the ground rules: Kerri and Megan, you need to rehearse it with your video at Mass Art. When we are the planetarium on the 28th, we are going two have two runs. You should set everything in 20 min staring a 4:15. At 4:40 we are starting our screening and there will be not interruptions.  The second run will be at 6:00pm . If by the second run we have any glitches or mistakes, we won’t go with the light installation.




Class Wed May 8

Tomorrow night we will be meeting at the Science Museum for our final pre-show screening. We can’t enter the planetarium until 4:15. However, my hope would be that we are all there by 3:45 so that we can have a meeting before we do our screening.

We will screen our show starting about 4:30 – if all goes well we should be able to walk over to the California Pizza company for a celebration by 6:30!

Your final self- evaluations are due tomorrow – you can email them to me or bring hard copy tomorrow night.  This should not be a surprise – it was announced last week and is on the syllabus.  The link is here –

I will be leaving Massart by 3 with lighting equipment in my car, not sure how many humans I can also carry. I would plan to take the train but feel free to check in if you are stuck.

please let me know if you need more postcards and/or if you have good ideas of where to hand them out. We will be bringing a bunch to MOS tomorrow.


time to fill our seats!!

we have MANY available seats:

Please use the following blurbs for your twitters and FBs and wherever else you can think of:

#artscience immersive experience at Boston @museumofscience #planetarium by #massart artists + @[your name here] 5/29
Announcing “Sentient”, a full dome experience of ideas, light and sound created by MassArt students at the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium.
Wed May 29, 2 free shows, 6pm and 7pm

Artist Bio example

Hello. This is a pretty good example of a simple artist bio. Many of you expressed interest in having a bio and – potentially – a picture of you (?) on the site so that people know more about the artists behind Sentient. I am attaching a contact form below where you should be able to paste your Bio and Name so that I can add those to the site asap.

Let me know if you have any questions.



Unexplored Minds Important information May 8th

Dear Unexplored Minds,


Congratulations on your production so far! You should be very proud of what you have done in the short time we’ve had. Now just make sure you finish what you started, avoid starting new content and polish what you have in order to wrap up. We have noticed that sound and video are not communicating in the last two presentation at the planetarium. The sound hasn’t matched correctly. You need to improve your communication within your group. Our time is limited and we only have two more presentations before the event. The final class is May 8th and by then you need to have 99% completed. You have presented amazing visuals, so please don’t forget the importance of sound to enhance them.


You need to have your video and sound files separately so we don’t have any issues of aspect ratio and compression. The sound should be .wav and the


Here is the link to Jason’s explanation:



For this reason we need the two files in dropbox by Monday. This way he has enough time to put them together. If you have any problems please feel free to contact me.


We need to make sure everybody is credited correctly. Please take a look at the list and let me know if we are missing anything. For example who in your group did all the shooting?


Here is the link:



Last don’t forget to RSVP and invite your friends