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ALEJANDRO ROJAS Portfolio 2014


TABLE OF CONTENTS Glass Video Gallery Einstien Tower

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Inspirations Collage

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Still Life Case

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Barcelona Pavilion Study

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Northerly Island Education Center

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Urban Infill

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Fireman Stair Case

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Fire House

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Bath House

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Rendezvous Film

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Steady Cam

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Hair Brush

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Study Abroad Photography Samples Résumé

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BATH HOUSE SITE NORTH POND - LINCOLN PARK

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SITE SECTIONS

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Section B - Nature Museum Section A - Restaurant Section C - Site

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Rendezvouz Film Project Rendezvous is a film that starts off in 7 different locations in Paris where the landmark, Sacré Cœur, Can be seen from afar. Below is an early map of all the paths and how they eventually meet up at Sacré Cœur. This is an atempt at using video as a map. The next few images are stills from the film at important moments just before the frames combine.

On the next page you see the opening scene. With 6 different frames filmed from 6 differnent locations around the city: Industrial area, Blvd. Haussmann, Buttes Chaumont, Butte Bergeyre, Rue Rochechouart and by the Seine River.

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00:10 Planned out in a sketchbook

seen in the image in the previous page is the rough plan of the paths that need to be taken towards SacrĂŠ CĹ“ur. About 10 seconds into the film the 6 different locations are presented in 6 different frames.

03:08 This still is an example of one of many points in the film where the camera has captured a variety of atmospheres from the different neighborhoods

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In this still the bottom left two frames are converging. This is showing a connection from the petite centiure at the Butte Chaumount and the metro stop Colonel Fabyan.

05:08 This still shows that from the Colonel Fabyan stop, the camera has travel to the Anvers stop near Sacre Coeur. The top right and bottom left frames have also shown that they have arrived at this location from separate paths.

05:50 In this still you can see the moment before the bottom right two frames converge at the foot of Sacre Coeur. Meanwhile the top two are making their way to Sacre Coeur from the backside.

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05:56 This still shows the second to last frame convergence. The film is nearing its end.

07:27 At last, the final two paths that have made it to the top are converging at the final rendezvous location.

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This Still is of the final shot where the camera gazes back to the city and shows what where it came from, and it shows that Sacre Coeur saw the camera coming the whole time.

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Homemade Tools At two points in my semester abroad, I found myself needing a tool that i did not have. One tool was a paint brush and the other was a steady cam for my film. Using some creativity and materials that i found around the apartment, i was able to successfully create my own.

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Steady Cam Because of the format of the film, the footage needed to be very steady. Walking around in the city while holding the camera in my hands would have resulted with very shaky footage. Then, the smaller zoomed in frames would have shown the instability even more. After doing some research on steady cams, i found some parts that i could use around the studio. The only things i bought was a caster wheel and a small ball bearing.

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Paint Brush When I was planning the map of Belleville, I wanted to try a different medium. Because of a movie that was shot there about a red balloon I decided to try water colors to really bring out the color of the balloon in contrast with the revolutionary events that also took place in this neighborhood. The only problem was that I did not have a brush to paint with. One thing led to the next, and I ended up putting together a brush made from a lock of my roommate’s hair, held together by a stick, a pice of aluminum foil, and super glue.

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PHOTOGRAPHY STUDY ABROAD -FALL 2013

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Alejandro Rojas portfolio 2014