Assignment 4: Edges: 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.For example, compositing, morphing, image quality, absence and digitalrepresentation, erasure, re-focusing, social media, video games, corporatevideo, uncontrollable elements.As a starting point, revisit the research you have produced in this […]

E4.5: Emergent effects

“There should be some uncontrollable aspects of the work.” Silvia Kolbowski, A conversation with Sylvia Kolbowski (2014) “If you have two or three things moving in relationship to each other, lets say by chance, and they are cycling around, you can tell there’s going to be emergent effects that are going to happen.” Bruce Jenkins […]

E4.4: Erasure/Re-focus

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 […]

E4.3: Compression

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 animage, 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 than […]

E4.2 Compositing II

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

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 […]