Just finished my Art and Tech constructed images project today. The critique went very well, and I was really happy with the way it turned out. My project itself was 100 individual photographs of people watching television, exposed for six frames each, in an infinite loop. The project was displayed on a small television set hooked up to a small DVD player, and the video played to the song, "This Dirt Makes That Mud" by Liars. My idea for the project was to create a feeling of monotony, repetition, and disconnection. Here's a shorter, internet-friendly version of the video (beware! 10 straight minutes might leave you feeling weird) and a re-cap of the critique:
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The only requirements for the contest were some size and color restrictions, and to play off of the theme, "Music makes the world new". The theme of the festival this year is the Mayan Calendar - which is why I chose to make a beastly creature with a head-dress, and why I threw in a stylized piece of "ancient art" in the background. I put the coyote-cow in space with a guitar, to signify the fact that he is a rockstar-god of the universe, breathing/singing life onto the planet Earth.
My entry can be found/voted for here: http://creativeallies.com/creations/v551
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This was an assignment for Illustrator Graphics. The requirements were to make a poster that included an octopus and the words "Monteray Bay Aquarim, 886 Cannery Row". I have my sketched template as well as my finished shape-collage. I roughed out many compositions and also started on one before coming to this point, because I realized that doing the more serious preliminary sketch beforehand helps immensely. I am excited about doing more in Illustrator now that I am feeling more comfortable with the program - the final project is a poster for a musical act.
Monday, April 9, 2012
I am really happy with the way this video turned out. The assignment was to construct video footage alongside a musical composition. After thinking through many ideas, I winded up with this one: a short film starring all the stuffed animals that clutter my basement and room. The video is a homage to my old "friends" as well as my childhood - an eerie memoir about growing up. I hoped to invoke a reflective mood, and I am interested in pushing this project further in the future.
Also, here is a quick movie poster I made in class today (we have to create a final image for class in a few weeks).