Lumigraph Film (c. 1969) by Elfriede Fischinger (excerpt)
Unfortunately this video is without sounds, so this has lost its original intent.
Metamorphosis Remix, “Satori”
from Douglas Meloche
This is an expansion on my earlier assignment. I added a few breathing holds, but I really need to find a way to lead into them and make them appear more natural. I think the pace needs a lot of work and there’s a few things I would just take out entirely.
I did add a lot of content that I am happy with. Since I was shooting on notecards there were issues with cropping.
I also started playing around with stop-motion and altering the exposure between shots to create fading effects.
Walk Cycle With Character
from Douglas Meloche
“Hello, My name is Gilbert. Friends call me ‘Gil’, and you sir may not call me ‘Gil’.”
No introduction necessary, Gilbert here took care of that for me. Here you’ll see my use of the “very light” walk cycle to produce my first character.
Here are five images from a continuing study of composition. Since I will be having to provide scenes for my animations, I am getting into the practice of visually containing a scene.
I find that some of these images offer much more visual interest than others. One idea I am playing around with is how to arrange different amounts of objects in a composition. So, I intentionally photographed scenes with varying levels of visual interest. Since I am photographing these from an animator’s perspective, I have to consider how to effectively frame environments that have less detail than others. The more complicated the backgrounds in an animation, the more work it is to render it again and again. Our flip-book assignment made that clear to me.
Oh, I just took this about twenty minutes ago and simply had to upload it. I would like to crop this to be a narrower landscape shot, but I uploaded the original file so you could see how I composed the shot with the camera. The only part I just can’t stand is the fluorescent lights that pop up on the right side.
I’ve become rather fascinated with the movement of squirrels. There’s quite an abundance of them on campus. So, each morning I try to observe them before going to my classes. They have this odd ability to elongate their body which gives them a unique squash and stretch effect.