Research/Production Roles

Field Director/Intern: Haley

During field production trips, we will engage individuals randomly in the streets of Los Angeles. The Field Director will manage these encounters; approach potential participants; help him or her to understand what they are participating in; ask the question, “What have you lost?”; facilitate the response; and work with the person to remain still during photogrametry work. Dates and times will be determined as weather and conditions allow. Schedule flexibility and citywide travel is a must. Repport with people and the ability to approach strangers on the street required. Directing experience desired. 16 hour per week to be determined. Weekly meeting required Wednesdays, 1:30pm.–12:pm.ELA 341. Must keep track of hours worked.
  • Draft boilerplate contact email

Kuruvungna (Tongva) Springs:

  • Pending approval of draft email, contact University High School’s Principle Eric Davidson and request access
  • Pending approval of draft contact email, contact Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation program @ gabrielinosprings dot com, to arrange meeting at Kuruvungna (Tongva) Springs

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Street Meeting Mural:

El Aliso, the Ancient Sycamore of Yaanga:

Chavez Ravine:

  • Gather contact information for former residents of Chavez Ravine

Chinatown:

  • Gather contact information for Chinatown elders

Location Scout/Intern: Michael

The Location Scout/Intern will help to determine field production locations and schedule times. Dates and times will be determined as weather and conditions allow. Schedule flexibility and citywide travel is a must. Public transportation skills required. Basic photography desirable. 16 hour per week to be determined. Weekly meeting required Wednesdays, 1:30pm.–12:pm.ELA 341. Must keep track of hours worked.

Locations:


Telecommunications Director: Arman and Wes

Facilitate communications between Boston-based and Los Angeles-based groups. Develop and maintain social media
  • Operate teleconference systems during research team meetings, including cameras and audio
  • Moderate Remote VM420 during studio production
  • Manage EEG AR: Things We Have Lost Facebook page
  • Create EEG AR: Things We Have Lost Twitter account

Researcher: Sabrina

Research the history and background of the neighborhoods where we will work and the City of Los Angeles in general. Assign required reading to the group. Work with LACMA staff contact individual scholars and community leaders. Research, writing and presentation skills required.
  • Vet the book The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, Norman M. Klein
  • Make sure you have editing privileges on the VM420 Blog
  • Create EEG AR: Things We Have Lost blog
  • Migrate vital content

Blogger: Jesse, Haley and Deirdre

Maintain the VM420 Blog, with regular post chronicling the progress of the project. Write critically about the project and its context. Work closely with the individuals assigned to documentation, to curate and post the best photographs, video and screenshots. Writing skills required. History of public art background preferred. Basic HTML/Photoshop/Youtube experience desirable.
  • Make sure you have editing privileges on the VM420 Blog

Production Assistant: Multiple Positions Available

Production Assistants will attend field production trips; assist Field Director; collect release forms; assure media assets are complete and of the highest quality possible. Dates and times will be determined as weather and conditions allow. Schedule flexibility and citywide travel is a must. Video, Still photography, and audio skills desired. Los Angeles only.

Upcoming Site Visits

  • Tuesday, January 25, Location to be determined

AR Viewing on the LACMA Plaza Coordinator: Zeynep

Coordinate the public AR Viewing events on the LACMA Plaza. Maintain AR Viewing devices. Must be available during scheduled events. Consult the Calendar for dates and times. Repport with people and the ability to approach people in the public spaces at the museum required. Los Angeles only.

EEG AR Clinic Coordinator: Zeynep

Coordinate the EEG AR Lab events on the Art + Technology LAb. Prepare the lab for the event; coordinate test subject schedule and return lab space to normal operations configuration. Must be available during scheduled events. Consult the Calendar for dates and times. Repport with people and organizational skills required. Technical aptitude preferred. Los Angeles and Boston remotely.
  • Locate and order lab coats

Documentation Filmmakers: Lucianna and Jesse

Document the production process, including field production and public events at LACMA. Generate screen capture footage and screenshots on location of the completed work. Materials will be used for a short documentary film about the project and in short form blog post. Los Angeles only.

Screen recording from iPhone

Ninja2_ProRes

Screen recording from iPad
  • Work with Field Director to gain access to equipment from EDC, if needed

Post Production: Alex, Dan and Wes

Edit and mix a short documentary film about the project. Process audio for use in 4D experiences. Postproduction skills required, Avid, Premiere or Final Cut Pro. Los Angeles and Boston.

Photogrametry: Wes and Dan

Manage all photogrametry assets; geometry extraction, processing and decimation, if needed; and OBJ/FBX export. Photogrametry skills required, 123D Catch and Maya. Los Angeles and Boston.

Character Rigging and Animation: Riley and Alex

Rig and animate prototype photogrametry characters. Maya to Unity to DAQRI workflow. Character rigging and animation experience required, Maya, Unity 3D and DAQRI. Los Angeles or Boston.

Facial Animation and Sound Syncing: Deirdre

Create blend shapes and eye motion for prototype photogrametry characters; sync sound from “What have you lost?” answers. Character rigging and animation experience required, Maya, Unity 3D and DAQRI. Los Angeles or Boston.

Programmer: Dan

We will need to write code to get the EEG brain wave sensor to talk to DAQRI. Coding experience required. Los Angeles or Boston.
  • Pickup the Melon brainwave monitoring (EEG) headband form Jim Delaney in the VMA offices on the 9th floor of Ansin
  • Download the Melon app to your phone for testing

Database Management: Dan, Haley, Michael and Zeynep

We will use MYSQL to manage the database for geo-located augmented reality. MYSQL and PHP MyAdmin desirable. Los Angeles or Boston.
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