Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Inspiration a performance in two parts
This is a sequence from the first Kill Bill film (Quentin Tarantino). I have never seen this combination of style and technique before in any animation.
Also; I've made the decision to not give up on animation after this class. The work load momentarily stifled my dreams of creating moving drawings, but the more knowledge I've gained about the art and process of animation has completely reinforced my love for it and has made me more determined to reach my goal.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, Oct 19

Today I spent the entire class working on the final animation. The animatic proved to be an extraordinarily helpful tool. Having it open at the same time as I worked on the final was a perfect way to orient myself and keep me on track with what scene to animate. It was essentially having a road map to tell me every turn when I became overwhelmed. I spent much time tuning the color scheme of the backgrounds and trying to design them in ways to compliment to animation happening upon them. The landscape is desert, and I have been utilizing the long shadows cast by cacti in the background to highlight the action in each scene. I position the sun in the frame so that the shadows cast by it point in the direction the eye should be looking. After trying to further understand the 12 principals of animation, I've been taking great care to tune every aspect of the animation so that the final product is a whole, unified piece.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MOBIUS and Boston based performance art


Mobius is a Boston arts organization that was started by Marilyn Arsem in the mid 70's. Although it seems kind of insane to say this, Boston really is one of America's most progressive cities in terms of performance art. Since the 70's there have always been spaces in Boston dedicated for performance based work. Although they may be small or underground or not very visible to the public... the definitely are there. Montserrat/Holy Ghost is also mentioned in the EVENTS section of the Mobius website!!!

Marilyn Arsem is also sort of like the Marina Abramovic of the Boston Performance scene. She has been working, living and teaching here before she founded Mobius, and her work is definitely influential to me. Her work now manifests itself mostly at festivals and events strictly for live art... and instead of conceptualizing a preconceived performance before the event she's attending, she visits the site in which the event takes place and crafts a reactionary piece around how she feels. Her work also ranges from discussing feminist issues, to the current political climate, to just being purely durational. Her website is great so you guys should all check it out!!!!

Marilyn Arsem

I'm sorry I couldn't be at the meeting tonight, but I'll see you guys at Alice Vogler's talk tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Please confirm via the comments that your authorship invitation was received!!!!

Also- I want to THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for being as excited about this as Tom and I are. My thoughts after our first meeting are that we have a really great group dynamic already, and I am completely looking forward to what the next step is.


--- We will meet at 6:00pm on Wednesday (October 5th) on the Checkerboard in front of Hardie. Bring notes on some of your favorite performance artists. If anyone has video or photos they want to share, feel free!!!

---Alice Vogler is giving her artist talk at 11:30am @ Hardie on Thursday (October 6th). Get there early!!! The kickoff to Holy Ghost is also this night, from 7-10pm.