Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Director: Diamond Dogs
Production house: HSI London
I picked this film because the concept is in line with what I was thinking about: making something possible that is normally impossible. Although it uses special effects that I may not be able to use, I just want to use this as inspiration.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
On this animation, I wanted it to look sort of cinematic with the scene cuts and the way the trees pan based on distance from the 'camera.' This version has sound. I added a few simple sounds and a short piece of music that I had recorded a while ago and that happened to fit pretty well.
- A black cloaked figure traveling through an ancient forest while on a "yearwalk" (which is a Swedish vision quest.) The figure will see various references to norse and pagan folklore among other strange omens of the future.
- A person in deep meditation who sees visions and symbols of gods and nature with their mind's eye.
- A musician plays his guitar around a warm fire in the middle of winter, and laments the loss of the old ways and the old gods of the earth.
- Listen to a song or soundtrack and imagine a story that could go along with it.
- Make something real that doesn't exist, maybe a made up virtual reality game
- A person is trapped in a world where whenever they go through a door everything changes perspective and they can never escape
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
For this project I decided to draw within flash to create the character. I did a combination of frame-by-frame animation and tweening. For the background, I used an image previously created in Illustrator.
Stylistically I wasn't influenced by any one animation or artist; I was just thinking about the style of Flash web animations in general. I designed the character to be very flat and I used the brush tool to help it look like a typical Flash animation.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Idea number one. Late Night with Jimmy Wilson. The show starts in the typical fashion of a late night talk show host. The comedian portrayed by myself comes out into the middle of the stage and tells few jokes. At first the audience chuckles and then after a few jokes become more and more hysterical and laughter. By the end of the Act the audience is laughing so hard at the jokes with a begin defecating in a frenzy. The host of the show slowly starts to lose his mind after each bit. Suddenly at the end of the performance we realize that he is alone in the studio, and there was never anybody there to begin with.
Idea number 2. Pirates of the Hurricane Harbor. In this ideas you are transported to the magical capitalist adventure Hurricane Harbor. Here the viewer sees a variety of kooky characters, pirates that plunder the concession stands and water slides of this once great park. Throughout this journey the viewer will be subjected to a variety of song and dance numbers by the Pirates leader JB McHookNfly.
Idea number 3. The wayward peaks. In a small isolated mountain town in Colorado a paranormal investigator uncovers a strange mystery. Will investigating into the thick underbrush PI Wilson discovers remnants of a creature that is out of this world. It's now up to him to solve the strange mystery of the crashed UFO.
1. a model for a quick & dirty 3D videogame/interactive experience.
2. a visual component for a looped projected collage.
3. a visual component for a music video.
Depending on how much time allows me, there's also the possibility for these projects to intersect, for instance, a collage that features a game or interactive element, or a music video that features a made-up videogame consisting of the green-screened footage.
- Car revving: http://freesound.org/people/manychefsbroth/sounds/151877/#
- Drilling machine idling: http://freesound.org/people/KeyKrusher/sounds/160702/
- Fast swishes: http://freesound.org/people/goldendiaphragm/sounds/119117/
- Metal crash: http://freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/40158/
- Running up stairs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRVUHsEg3zw
- Squeaky wheel: http://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/101877/
Incompetech.com is a good source for free open source music. It has professional-sounding music for different themes made by composer Kevin McLeod.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Artist: Segawa Thirty-seven
Segawa Thirty-seven gives a modern take on traditional Japanese woodblock prints by introducing animation into them.
Artist: Darren Pearson
Stop motion light painting
More videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/thedariustwin/videos
This video shows the possibilities of light as an art medium. Pearson uses an LED light pen to draw in the air while taking a long exposure photo. After that, the process is just like stop-motion animation.
Blame Your Brother is a group of 5 or 6 guys in Toronto that make animations for marketing ads and some television work, I think. I like the quality and feel of their vector animations. Some look very simple and flat. Others are quite complicated.
Shabello is a freelance designer from the UK. This whale animation https://dribbble.com/shots/2334240-Whalespin is a cool example of using 2D to look 3D. I also liked this video: https://vimeo.com/101325080 because of the animation of typography.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
"Robot Limping Downtown"
Here is the finished version of my GIF. I decided to move the figure across the background instead of the other way around because I would have had to make a looping background, which would be difficult with this photo. I think it looks jerky because when I was cutting out frames to simplify it, I cut out some important poses.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
The city of Wichita or the State Park system may both have an interest in funding this piece.
The sculpture would be a functioning water source, so people would receive the message by interacting with it.
This project required us to not only work in groups but to also create a proposal for an environmental art piece that would draw attention to an issue in our present world. My group chose to focus on the topic of Oceanic trash and Satellite debris. This piece connects the two by having the man in the moon standing atop a small pile of trash and having his tears form the water of the fountain. The Sputnik satellite dangles in front of his head, symbolizing the debris that is in orbit around the earth.
I mostly used Illustrator for this project, and found myself able to utilize its 3D features with relative ease. I touched up the final design with photoshop and then added some last details with paint.net. All in all this project made me ask plenty of questions about the content of my piece, its design, and how both of those relate to the environmental issue we chose to focus on. The main body of the piece would be constructed out of painted recycled plastic. The piece could be funded by an environmental art fundraiser.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Working in a group is not something i am entirely used to, especially in regards to artistic endeavors. There were plenty of positives, namely the speed in which the topic was chosen and the choice of location. However, when I first began i had to learn not to just select whatever topic i thought was best and then start emphasizing on that before we had even chosen the topic as a group. All in all working in a group was interesting, and it definitely sped up the artistic process as a whole.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Group projects can be good to work in if everybody has ideas and is willing to work together, or they can be aggravating when nobody can agree or some people don't care or contribute. In this case we discussed and decided everything fairly quickly and without difficulty. I suppose it would have been harder if we continued to do the whole project together since we would have had to split up responsibilities and agreed on more specific details.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Some art events include Empty Bowls Saturday 11 - 2 pm
First WSU SHIFTSPACE Student group meeting W 10/29 from 5:30 - 6 MK Atrium
Movie at SHIFTSPACE TH 10/30 Rob Zombie Lords of Salem 7 - 9
Final Friday - Grad Exhibition and Sculpture Guild Fundraiser @ SHIFTSPACE
Homework - Find or shoot two images to combine for double-exposure exercise: one photo of a portrait image and one landscape, cityscape, place/object etc.
Next HW: Images for GIF - photo, series of photos, or preliminary drawing for animated.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
You may continue your designs Using AI perspective grid to insert your object into it's environment (on a NEW Layer), then continue to create the surfaces and effects you would like to achieve using the Mesh tool and Effects.
If you would like to move to open source 3D Imaging programs you may also do that if you would like. We will not be covering these platforms in class however.
Some additional open source programs include:
We will continue to work on these projects today and Thursday- and critique on Tuesday 10/27. Please have your work uploaded to the blog before class on Tuesday.
A man finds a curious book at a coffee shop and cannot put it down. After attempting to dispose of it, the book continues to follow the man, until at last, the book murders the man. There will be a subplot with characters attempting to solve the mystery as a whodunnit, with the book ending up killing them also as the lights flicker out. The book resumes resting on the coffee shop bookshelf, waiting to be picked up by the next unsuspecting victim.
An animated short of the Haunted Book - Basically just a storyboard, very little animation, just a series of drawings to tell the story.
A mini-auto-documentary of the Life of Connor - filmed with the cameraphone, but documenting all the most exciting moments of my typical day. I will be playing a fictionalized version of myself, so I guess it's technically a mockumentary.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Idea 2: Making ends: This would be more of a poem then a straight narrative, using only subtitles I tell the story of two lovers that are no longer in love. Something has clearly happened between them, whether it was adultery, distrust, or years of neglect will be for the viewer to decide. I will try to convey a conversation through facial expressions and body language alone. My goal is to illustrate a sexual tension that neither knows quiet what to do with or how to act on.
Idea 3: Werewolf of the flint hills. Mild mannered J.B. Wilson is a less than stellar specimen of a man. From years of rejection from woman and friends alike he has slowly taken up the mantel of a loner. One night as Mr. Wilson is strolling around his dark neighbor hood he is attacked by a rabid animal of some sort. The next day he is attracting the attention of some of his female coworkers. He finds himself talking and acting smoother then he has in his entire life. He has become a sexy werewolf and when the clocks strikes twelve he will become a full blown animal in a way you might not expect.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This is a water pump from a future where our water is almost used up and what is left is mostly polluted. The small text says, "We know that these days it's hard to find clean water-or any water for that matter. So enjoy this recycled refreshment, courtesy of American Water-#1 Provider of recycled water in 2057"
The location is Cheney Lake
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Keith Barrett makes wooden sculptures uniquely designed to fit in the landscape he puts them in to make a statement about our relationship to our environments.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Rising Tide - Europe Refugee CrisisYou've probably seen lots of footage on the news of refugees arriving in Greece by boat, but you've probably not seen anything like this. You've heard lots of opinions about who they are or what they want, but you can see it firsthand in this video. These are the ones lying destitute on the road, and we must be the Good Samaritan. As team leader Dan Stephens shares, "We are the first faces they see when they land. Most of them have probably never met a Christian." It's our calling to show them the love of our Savior, and that is what many of you have helped us to do by your generous gifts. Learn, pray, and get involved here ▶http://bit.ly/1WNfyDO
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
For my self portrait I decided to caricature myself. The geometric simplification of the face is influenced by the portrait artists that I posted earlier. I really enjoy cartooning and caricatures, so I had a lot of fun with this project.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
1. A short, animated cartoon about Donald Trump as president.
2. A live action segment of the same scenario.
3. A montage of clips taken from his speeches that are entirely taken out of context and switched around to make it seem like he's saying other things.
I'm leaning towards one and three, there are a lot of great possibilities there.