For this assignment I went back on an old exercise and remade it. For this assignment, it was to create a basic countdown. I wanted to simplify mine and focus more on the actual numbers. Making them larger and keeping in mind the principles of color, gradient, space and shape.
Idea: When a person enters the gallery, their choices effect their experience.
Webcam $70- http://www.google.com/shopping/product/13703449615619664373?sclient=psy-ab&q=webcam&oq=webcam&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.62922401,d.dmQ,pv.xjs.s.en_US.fZUoECtmAW4.O&biw=1245&bih=742&tch=1&ech=1&psi=RAkiU8D2CO680QHojYHwBw.1394739431650.9&ei=YQkiU4LsL-Wu0AG7qICoBg&ved=0CKwEEKYrMAA
Computer (MacBook Pro) $ 1,200- http://www.google.com/shopping/product/7588352734793984014?sclient=psy-ab&q=macbook+pro&oq=macbook+pro&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1245&bih=742&bvm=pv.xjs.s.en_US.fZUoECtmAW4.O&tch=1&ech=1&psi=pgkiU5PGDZK10AGbsoCwDw.1394739529578.3&ei=sAkiU8nPFOj00gHLuYCwBw&ved=0CMEFEKYrMAQ
Projector $112- http://www.google.com/shopping/product/11858890360945245090?gs_rn=37&gs_ri=psy-ab&ds=sh&pq=macbook+pro&cp=4&gs_id=k&xhr=t&q=projector&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=proj&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1245&bih=742&tch=1&ech=4&psi=2gkiU-mdHoH30gGt24DIBQ.1394739581820.1&ei=3gkiU_NWjLjQAbyCAQ&ved=0CKAFEKYrMAY
Mats $30 – http://www.sunshineyoga.com/extra-thick-yoga-mats-wholesale.html?gclid=CMbZ9KulkL0CFY1xOgodwgIA0g
Arduino $24 – http://www.google.com/shopping/product/13235833394105471668?gs_rn=37&gs_ri=psy-ab&ds=sh&pq=pipes&cp=3&gs_id=1h&xhr=t&q=arduino&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=ard&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&biw=1245&bih=742&tch=1&ech=4&psi=NgsiU96aFcPj0QGlyoDwCw.1394739930038.3&ei=7gsiU7KXKOTy0gGeuYGYDw&ved=0CIYEEKYrMAE
Arduino wires $6- http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/160816984318?lpid=82
Total Cost: $1,341
Research: Based off previous experience of working with buttons and the Arduino. When a specific button is pressed, a key will register to the computer to start what is in the code, which in this case is a correlating video. Here is a site that explains how to do so in the program that comes with the arduino: http://arduino.cc/en/tutorial/button#.UyNF-SjEjjw
The computer and webcam would be set adjacent to the doorway, so it would recognize anytime someone walked into the room to begin the initial presentation. First music will be triggered by the initial walk in and then shut off after 2 minutes. Depending on which direction the person chooses, it will affect their experience. There will be three mats, one on the left, one on the right and one straight ahead.
Wires will be hooked up to each one, connected to the Arduino that will register to the computer when someone steps on them. The matt will be acting like a button and become a continuous circuit when connected (stepped on). There will be holes in the mats that when pressed down on, aluminum will touch and create a circuit.
Each mat will trigger a different video:
Mat (A) a beach themed video. Purpose is to relax and listen to the ocean and seagulls. Sounds will begin first, then accompanied by a video of waves splashing on sand and rocks, views of a pier, then ending with a sunset.
Mat (B) This experience would begin with the sound of eerie wind. Then a visual of looking off a cliff will be shown, as if the viewer was looking out. Depending on the viewer, this could have a liberating or terrifying feeling.
Mat (C) The third mat will begin with sounds of crickets chirping. Then the visual from the projector will appear, which will be moving through the woods at night. As if the viewer is holding a dim flashlight moving through the trees. Then the sound of steps on leaves will begin and increase in volume. If the viewer is alone the purpose of this stimulation is to induce fear and speed in heart rate.
The purpose of this assignment was to create a logo for the fictional 3D printing company Gagetron, using After Effects. I went with a retro 90s look with a 3D feel. I wanted it to look like the logo was the object being built. The process of 3D printing is very interesting and not everyone knows about it. I wanted to demonstrate this action. So I messed with 3D text and texturing in After Effects to bring about a more esthetic shape. After class critique I changed my logo to have the triangle go along with the edge to better show that it is what is creating the shape. Before it just seemed like an object going back and forth.
On February 7th she held a lecture at Holmes Hall in Alfred University. Where she discussed her work and its meaning:
Janine Antoni is a contemporary artist from Freeport, Bahamas. She received degrees from schools such as Sarah Lawrence College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her form of work focuses on everyday activities and turns them into a performance or sculpture. She uses her body often in her work, but not just as a reference but to be a part in the actual piece. She also uses different parts of her body as different tools to create the piece as part of the performance. Her creative process helps her communicate to her audience while also making it more memorable.
One work of hers that I looked up before her lecture was one called “Touch”. Which was a performance that she trained months for, learning how to tightrope. She then placed the tightrope and camera in a place so it looked like the line she was walking was on water against the horizon. This took a large focus on balance in the body. Which is a good example of how she takes everyday activities and making it into an art form. She has also has created a piece that used her teeth to form sculptures from chocolate and lard.
Project II – 30 Seconds
The montage I chose for this assignment was the scene from Forrest Gump (1994). This scene focuses on the main character Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) after the love of his life Jenny leaves, his reaction to the pain. Which is getting up and running, running for a long length of time. The scene begins with Forrest sitting center frame straight on with the camera in his house, distraught with a slight zoom in. Then there is a cut to his shoes, now outside. There is much symbolism throughout the film surrounding shoes, while also foreshadowing what is about to happen in the clip. There is then a tilt, moving up his body to his head. He is staring out at his yard, expressionless, not sure what to do next with his life. Then in the same clip he puts on his hat, there is a quick cut to a long shot of him standing up, walking off his porch and beginning to run down the road. This is to show he is done sitting around and thinking and has made his decision to do something, even though he does not know why. There is then a cut to a forward medium shot of him running, facing the camera. Then a narration starts of Forrest explaining to the audience that he just decided to go on a run and just kept on going. This overlays the quick clips of him, running out of his driveway, through the town past the barbershop, then out of the town. All of these shots are now long shots. He then crosses a bridge, leaving his county. Going over water and beginning a new chapter of his life. Each shot shows a different area, farther and farther from his house with the purpose of showing the viewer how far he is really going. Then there is a dolly shot going from a medium shot of him running to a long shot of him passing the state sign of Mississippi. Then there is a fade to him back at the present, sitting at the park bench. He is continuing his narration while also reminding the viewer where the present is. The next shot is him running from the right side of the frame to center, facing away from the camera, running down a pier. The next shot is a long shot of him sideways running down the pier, you can tell he has aged because of his now existing beard and grown out hair, also he wearing shorts. This is to signify how much time has passed. While he remains in the rule of thirds, right section of the frame, he stops at the edge of the pier, turns around and begins running again.
This montage consists of constant beard and hair growth to show the passage of time. Also the constant change of setting shows the various of places he travels. The purpose of this montage is to show how long and how far Forrest Gump traveled.