Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Brett parrott video example

I picked this mostly because of its abstract and surrealistic style as well as its symbolic and creepy use of practical effects and (as with all tool music videos) the relationship between the music and the visual stimulation.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Short film: "The Black Hole"

"The Black Hole"
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

Short film example: IMAGINE - Short Film (2015)

Compared to other short films I saw on YouTube, this one seemed to be one of the best in its planning, shooting, and clear purpose.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Collin Ensz, Animation with Sound

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.

Digital studio video project ideas

  • 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.
I intend to combine these ideas together more or less but i plan to focus mostly on the first conceptual proposal. 

Collin Ensz, story ideas

1. Someone fears attack or robbery on campus. He or she runs between the emergency call poles, stops at them as safety posts, and suspects everyone walking by.
2. Character buys cereal that has picture of strawberries on front, sadly finds there is not actual fruit inside, then something happens to resolve it.
3. Endlessly walking in stairs (in McKnight?) never finding the ground floor.

Ideas for Video Project

  • 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

David OReilly Playlist

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Brett Parrott Flash animation project

"Space man." Brett Parrott. I used adobe illustrator to make the shapes and I used motion and shape tweens to create the effects. I wish that I could have had more time to add more substance to the video like rotoscoping and more complex movement in the figure. 

Alien Abduction Animation (no sound)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Proj. 7 - Flash Animation

"Bad Luck Bot"

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

Brett Parrott Digital studio animation music

The music i plan to use for my animation is a small thirty second segment of the song "Vicarious" by the band "Tool."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ideas for green screen project

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.

green-screen-a-palooza 2015

I have three project ideas in mind, to use my body as:

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.

Sound FX for Animation Project

These are the sound effects I'll be using for my robot character:
I'm not sure yet if I want background music, but if I use it, it will be minimal and comedic like this: "Marty Gots a Plan" http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?collection=034&Search=Search

Incompetech.com is a good source for free open source music. It has professional-sounding music for different themes made by composer Kevin McLeod.

VSP: Video based performance

Video Sound & Performance music video / layering & effects examples

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

There is Only Death

Brett Parrott: Animation examples

This is a link to a clip from a series of animated shorts called "The diary of Tortov Roddle. " By Aru Tabibito no Nikki. I enjoy its illustrative aesthetics as well as its often surreal content. The series has only 6 episodes and is only about 15 minutes of total time, but it is definitely one to watch.  

This is a link to short film entitled "Ursa Minor Blue." by Shigeru Tamura. I love this animation mostly because of the children's-book aesthetic, the surrealism, the fantasy elements, and the beautiful color schemes. The film is shorter than an average TV show episode so if one has the time I would highly recommend watching both this, and any of Tamura's other work.

This is a link to a short animation called " Black Hole, White Hole." by Istvan Orosz. He employs a monochromatic color scheme, very sketchy looking aesthetics, and plenty of almost acid-culture illusion moments when one scene transforms into a completely different and irrelevant scene.   

Last Day J.B. Wilson Narrative Project


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Last Day

Artists who use animation in their work

Artist: Segawa Thirty-seven
Animated GIF

Segawa Thirty-seven gives a modern take on traditional Japanese woodblock prints by introducing animation into them.

"Light Goes On"
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.

Adobe Flash Bone Tool Basics

Import Photoshop and Illustrator Files into Flash CS6

Monday, November 2, 2015

Learning FLASH

FLASH Tutorial

In addition to exercises and in class discussions, you can go over these exercises at home.