Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Possum Assassin animation

Here are the animation tests from this week's possum words with attention on computer applications. First is Jacob Zacharias with a piece made on his DS game.

Janine Windolph, a graduate student in Interdisciplinary studies, is shadowing the course and doing some of the exercises. Her response is also above.

This is Kristine Dowler's work using cut-outs, a digital still camera, and an assassin playing possum. She made interesting use of shadow from the paper and light.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Here is the other test we did in class last week. It is shot with a still camera which is attached to the lighting grid in the studio, pointing straight down, allowing the body to seemingly defy gravity.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

four guys dancing

Here is another piece we shot in class that I call "Four Guys Dancing". If uses a mixture of pixilated humans and paper artwork, replaces and exchanged each frame.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Flying in the studio

Inspired by the famous sequence from Norman McLaren's "Neighbors", I had my students exercise their legs for a while in class this week. I am not sure why my resolution is low but it was either from the capture settings or the export settings. I will review it and get better results in the future.

Friday, January 22, 2010

week 3 words

Words for this week are:
Verb: Spin
Noun: Doctor

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fish Dream animation

Based on the week's theme of "fish"and "dreams",
here is Erik Sirke's animation (silent):

and here is Thomas Retzlaff's (silent):

and here is Yvonne Abusow's (sound):

and Geremy Lague's (silent):

and Stephen Macauley's (silent):

and Derek Novosad's (silent):

Friday, January 15, 2010

week two words

Week two words, working with computer animation, are:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Week One themes

In our first week we are working in various destructive styles of animation, creating work that forces you to erase or destroy the previous image to create the next one.

Thematic words to use in this exercise are:
NOUN: "Fish"
VERB: "Dreams"

Friday, January 1, 2010