Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Due 4/5

A. Revise and complete projection project. Document. 60 D in locker by ladies room. Save to server and embed in your blog.

B. Continue development on final project concept.

VPT add ons

Canon2Syphon
Blair Neal | Canon2Syphon v1.6

AESyphon
tobias ebsen [.dk] - DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN

Syphon Main
Syphon

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Due 3/29

A. VPT experiment. Upload video documentation to the server and embedded in your blog with an assignment write-up.

B. Short synopsis, outline, and visual development for VPT project. You may include examples as links out to inspiration and/or research.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Canon Lens Trick Instructions

PLUG ORANGE POWER CABLE INTO ORANGE 3 WAY ADAPTER. LIGHTS IN BOX WILL TURN ON. It will take approx. 3 seconds for both lights to come on.

1. Camera should be shut off and Lens fully attached with lens cap on.
2. Turn on Camera, remove lens cap,  and make sure usb cable is attached to computer and camera.
3. Launch DragonFrame and properly save scene.
4. Click on the cinematography window icon in the upper right of dragonframe.
5. Set:
focus check

shutter speed
f-stop
iso -- as low as possible // usually 100
the mix between shutter/f-stop/iso will determine your exposure. Check your histogram in the image info window. You do not want straight spikes on the left(black) or right(white)

picture style -- Neutral
image quality -- Large Fine JPG
white balance -- define for shot
external flash -- off
stretch -- none
exposure preview offset -- 0 to start













6. Take test shot and preview outside of DragonFrame. Make sure your image is in focus and your exposure is correct. Note your camera settings on a scratch sheet of paper labeled with the scene name and take #.  Your camera lcd screen will look similar to this:


7. Disconnect usb from CAMERA (not computer). Nothing on the camera LCD should change except for a small icon in the lower left next to ISO.

8.
Button you are looking for are on the right side(first image below) // Lens Release and left side (second image below)// DOF button.



Hold the lens with your two thumbs in the front of the lens and your two middle fingers on the back of the lens.


Fully engage the lens release button with your right index finger, while continuing to engage the lens release  - press the dof field button with your left index finger.

Turn the lens toward the left // counter clockwise until the fstop in the lcd reads 0. Do not overturn the lens this only takes about a 1/4" of a turn counter clockwise. If you overturn the lens it will completely release from the camera body.


9. Connect the usb back to the camera. Press live view in dragonframe window or 3 on the numeric keypad. Live view image will be very DARK. Adjust the Exposure Preview Offset -- +4 in this image



10. Re-Focus and take another test shot. The two test shots should match. Get to animating! 


CLEAN UP AFTER! VACUUM IN ROOM. GLASS CLEANER AND CLOTH IN BOTTOM DRAWER OF THE DRINK BOX. 

EASY CLEAN UP OF SAND = TILT GLASS UP, PLACE BOX UNDER AND SWEEP INTO BOX AS IMAGE BELOW.


Due 3/8

A. Review Artist 4 posts 1 and 2.
B. Create an experiment that proofs the look and feel of your next project and solves technique issues. Embed in your blog and save to the server.
C. Post a short synopsis and outline of project 3 with detailed storyboards. Do not forget to consider title sequence.
D. Prepare midterm portfolio folder -- Due 3/10

Midterm Portfolio Folder:
yourlastname_firstInitial_s16_AN425

Projects
Final version project 1
Final version project 2
Experiment file project 3
Final version project 3
Experiment file project 4

P2
resume
links to visiting artist reviews
links to career services workshop reviews

Proj 4 -- Artists 2


 

Proj 4 Artists

Sand Animation:

Les Aiseaux Blames  -- Florence Mialhe


 


Ernest (Nag) and Gisele Ansorge - 1975 - Le Chat caméléon

Siena -- Lynn Smith

Les Aiseaux Blames  -- Florence Mialhe


Live Examples:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Critique Notes 3/1

Wholeness -- Complete? Anything missing // Anything Extra?

Theme or premise?

Key emotion or experience?

Subtext -- What is the underlying motivation of the characters here? What is not being said, but is still clear? Does the subtext help/promote/push the storyline?

Visual imagery -- Is there a use of color, visual imagery, light, to evoke mood or carry a message? Do the images chosen, speak for the theme/premise?

Pace -- Can you feel a rhythm here? Does this feel all on one level, or can you detect an ebb and flow?

Strengths of the project?

Problem areas? Include notes on suggestions for improvements. What can be done to resolve/improve problem areas?