Light Fight - AAG #12

Once I saw that it was vader we’d be animating, I had to give it a shot.

I used the clone tool to hide the lights and make them look like they were flashing. I also used the hue/saturation tool on the little yellow light to make it look like it was glowing – I did the same for the reflection on vader’s outfit.

I really wanted to make his cape wave but there are only so many hours in a day

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Light Fight – AAG #12

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Lollipop wiggle - #AAG11

Took a little break to make a Dum-Dum wiggle 🙂

Thanks to Tina for the 3D app reccomendation
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/3d-camera/id316966270?mt=8

Lollipop wiggle – #AAG11

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Okay so I’m doing them out of order. This one was really easy, I just filmed myself writing on a whiteboard, opened the video up in MPEG Streamclip, exported as an image sequence and ta-da! I did delete a LOT of the frames though (there were 1,000!) so that may be why it’s a little jumpy. The file size is still crazy large though

Under Construction – #AAG 6

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Scary shark gets flower power #AAG 8

Inspired by an article that Jim shared (http://societeperrier.com/articles/create-and-repeat-an-animated-gif-tribute-to-andy-warhol/) I really wanted to create something strange.

Flower images from http://www.clker.com/search/flower/1
Shark image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/22032337@N02/

Scary shark gets flower power #AAG 8

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People who can't make eggs

You know, I really scrambled my brain to try and think of a good gif for this challenge. I ended up calling my old friend Benedict to ask for his advice on what to do. He said that what it all boiled down to was a just a good ol fashioned plain gif. I wouldn’t call this gif overly easy to make. Although I tend to have a sunny disposition, this was a difficult task. I’ll admit I almost cracked under the pressure, but in the end, I hope I was able to shell out something worth viewing.

People who can’t make eggs AAG #4

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Making art – minimalist promo poster? AAG #3

I had a grand plan to create a gif that looked very drawn on, to convey the part of ds106 that I loved the most.  I was going to then apologize for how this gif actually turned out, but then decided that I wouldn’t.  It’s rough around the edges and it reminds me of some of my first projects that I did for ds106.

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While I do love everything about this course, the thing that keeps bringing me back really is the creative expression.  The actual art-making.  It’s been two years since I was enrolled in ds106 (yikes) but in my quiet moments, I still come back to the assignments page to let out some artistic steam.

To any prospective students of the course possibly reading this post, this is not a class that is easily taken and then forgotten.  ds106 sticks with you for many reasons, and teaches you a lot.  It taught me to make art, damnitt.

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