Assignment 4: Illusion of Reality: animated video essay

TASK:Produce an animated video essay based on one of the broad themes you have explored within tricks and fakes or animation and visual culture in Part Four. This is a chance to demonstrate your knowledge and ability both in communicating using animated and video content as well as a chance to develop your own particular […]

E4.5: Emergent effects: Edges in Time

TASK: As a starting point, research the work of Nikita Diakur, Silvia Kolbowski or Paul Sharits. Reflect on their creative approach, working process, tools and motivation.Extend this research by developing your own generative system to create your own test animations. For example, by testing out these artists’ approach within your own work. Take the opportunity […]

E4.4: Kite Surfing: erasure, refocus

TASK:Use Pfeiffer’s method of animated digital erasure to change the meaning of a video you have made or one that you have found.You’ll likely need to use appropriate digital software and a travel or garbage matte for this (review the use of mattes in the previous project). Alternatively you could do the work by hand: […]

E4.3: Compression: Aldeburgh Morning Light

TASK: Make a short animated video that uses the idea of compression as its basis/idea.This is an opportunity to experiment with lossy compression, or zooming into an image, making copies until they deteriorate, or inventing your own way of processing an existing animation. Be sure to reference your sources if using a found animation rather […]

E4.2 Bench: Compositing II: Masks and Mattes

TASK: Choose a piece of footage and an animation that you have produced for this course unit thus far. Combine elements from both of these into a single short film using basic compositing techniques. You are welcome to add other elements as well, such as still images and text, or to develop new footage to […]

E4.1: Compositing I: cinemagraph

TASK: A ‘cinemagraph’ or ‘living photograph’ is the conversion of a live action oranimated scene into a still image with only select moving parts (that loop continuously).Using basic matte techniques, make a basic cinemagraph.You will need to shoot a short video, with a locked shot of a movement that loops so that the last frame […]