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December 8, 2011

Ink in Water Gifs

Filed under: Web Art II — Mia @ 2:37 pm

March 22, 2011 Solidarités International rolled out a campaign on World Water Day. I made three gifs from their campaign video.

ink bleeding into wet paper

ink bleeding into water that is in the shape of two birds

water on paper is the outline of a face; then ink is dropped into the water

December 7, 2011

Illustrator Gif

Filed under: Web Art II — Mia @ 12:31 pm

time lapse drawing of flowers on a blue background

Illustrator Flowers

November 23, 2011

Google SketchUp

Filed under: Web Art II — Mia @ 2:25 am

This is my first experience with the free software, Google SketchUp. I first read about the program when I was researching options for our class Google Speed Show. SketchUp animation files can be exported as movie files and maintain their transparency when imported into Final Cut Pro. I think SketchUp could be a tool for making 3-D text introductions for future video projects. For now, I’m using the 3-D text as a template for a typography assignment.

October 29, 2011

Worn Out Places

Filed under: Web Art II — Mia @ 12:22 am

The assignment for Web Art II was to prepare a solo gallery presentation for critique. Perhaps it’s the long nights, falling leaves, or first snow that initiated my thoughts of Donnie Darko’s “Mad World” lyrics. The project’s song guided the video clips and images I captured. In FinalCut Studio’s Motion, video was linked to the beat of the music, and a particle generator created artifacts that were meant to represent a cityscape. This project has an artistic aesthetic that is very different from my past work. Below are two 22.5″ x 15″ images that were printed onto clear acrylic, for the gallery presentation. I use half-off coupons at Gallery Direct for most of my specialty printing.

Worn Out Places

Broken windows of an abandoned building


October 10, 2011

Google Speed Show

Filed under: Web Art II — Mia @ 12:38 pm

Our most recent Web Art II assignment was to prepare an Internet presentation for a Google Speed Show. The first stage of the Speed Show project was my discovery and research of Google Doodles. I’ve uploaded an InDesign project that integrates information from Google Doodles, Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Sky, Google Search, Google Videos, and Music Beta by Google to present an interactive flip book about John Lennon. The flip book refers to Google Guitar, a Google logo that honored Les Paul. The June 9, 2011 guitar doodle allows users to create their own tunes and save the urls to play again. For one of the flip book pages, I re-coded Google’s particle logo from September 6, 2010.

It will be interesting to see how each of our laptop presentations integrate into tomorrow’s show.

John Lennon Self-Portrait

John’s Lennon Self-Portrait

John Lennon's sketch of his family

John Lennon’s Family Sketch

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