Archive for October, 2014


The Animated GIF

The Animated GIF

GIF with Sound

Reflection:

I’ve always wanted to make my own GIF. I usually just edit them, like add words to them using Photoshop. This was my first time actually make one from scratch. It was a lot of work but the end result was awesome. I can see how people could spend days on editing these things to make them perfect. I really liked how we could add music to them. It got real tedious when popcorn maker wasn’t working well, but I eventually pulled through. All in all it was a project I really enjoyed.

Work hours:

Staccato/Legato Thumbnails:   10/9/14 took around 1 hour

Staccato/Legato Mashup:    10/11/14 took around 1 hour

Staccato/Legato Mashup Inked:    10/14/14 took around 3 hours

Staccato/Legato Mashup GIF :   10/15/14 took around 3 hours

In all it took 8 hours to finish this project

 

The field trip to the BRIC Art museum was awesome! There was a lot of different pieces from artists that were from Brooklyn. ¬†Everything was very uniquely made. Like there was this pixelated picture of plants. It helped show how something could be so different when you alter it. At the bottom, was the original picture. Another thing was these chains hanging from the ceiling. It looked like a chandelier. The chains went from small bicycle chains to big rusted chains. There was this other piece made out of clay. It look like a monster you’d see from a video game. It looked really cool. We also got a tour of the television studio which was one of the most interesting parts for me. We saw how they filmed people and how people work, when their editing videos. Lastly we got to see a Professor Spevack special. It was a out house that looked like it came from the back of a Texas saloon. It was so cool. It was dark inside and very relaxing. Calm, natural music was plain. This added more to its calmness. I really liked the stenciled leaves on the door, which could only be seen if you opened the door. Props to Professor Spevack, it was an awesome trip and a amazing piece. ūüėÄ

The chandelier looking piece

The chandelier looking piece

One head of the monster looking piece

One head of the monster looking piece

The monster looking piece

The monster looking piece

It looked like a mummy but was actually a singer

It looked like a mummy but was actually a singer

 

The Version Showed In Class

The Version Showed In Class

The Perfected Version

The Perfected Version

The Sketched Mashup

The Sketched Mashup

The Legato Thumbnails

The Legato Thumbnails

The Staccato Thumbnails

The Staccato Thumbnails

In the reading of Colson Whitehead‚Äôs ‚ÄúCity Limits‚ÄĚ we learned how our¬†own view of New York could be completely different to somebody else. We have all lived in New York for a long time. We have had all kinds of experiences. Everyone has seen different places of New York and has experienced different events. This helps build to someone’s New York.¬†In the second paragraph he talks about how people begin to build their own New York. He tells us that our New York is based on our experiences and we shouldn’t let other people tell us what our New York should be like. He tells us to not believe in things like the newspaper and history text books because if we haven’t experienced it, its not part of our New York. Reading this made you feel nostalgic because you really begin to think about those past stores that aren’t there anymore. He gives the buildings human characteristics by saying that, both us and the buildings never get a chance to say goodbye. He starts talking about how our homes will always hold memories of us and it’ll have all our different phases.

Toward the end he begins to talk about how as New Yorkers we’ll always experience change. He also says” that New York doesn’t complain when we change so we shouldn’t”. We can’t stop the changes so we might as well embrace it. According to Colson Whitehead the only thing we can do is remember the memories we had of the buildings because that is the proof that they existed.

I decided to do the variety sketch first. It starts off kinda slow but you can feel the suspense, but then ”BAM” it picks up with any warning. You hear a bunch of loud sounds. From the drummer in the back to the guitar player in front. It repeats for a while loud and crazy but then it stops and goes soothing. You hear this very sharp pitch at some point.¬†It sounded like screeching and then some yelling.¬†Overall the song goes from slow¬†to chaotic very fast but¬†it just kept going and it got louder.¬†Lastly it just stops toward the end.

The monotone song I used was a song actually called The Monotone Song (lol). The song starts out with nice beat with the drums. It then mixes it some techno like sounds. It picks up after you hear the cymbals being played. It doesn’t have any rests, it just flows continuously. Towards the end you stop hearing the drums and and only listen to the techno part. It ends with a tap on the cymbals.

The Variety Song

The Variety Song

The Monotone Song

The Monotone Song

Monotone:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z–x1y1w9Vs

Variety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpdLowuUZ7k 

The in class Staccato Sketch

The in class Variety Sketch

The in class Legato Sketch

The in class Monotone Sketch

Our¬†field trip to the Center for Book Arts was very interesting and fun! It was a good way to learn about print making. It started out with us just looking around finding interesting pieces of art. Then this guy started talking to us about print making and book¬†binding. It sounded like he was giving a lecture. He told us the history of everything and how it turned into what it is today. I saw how tedious it can be to print something. ¬†Also I learned if you made a mistake when your printing it was very hard to undo it.¬†Now it¬†takes just a press on the keyboard to undo something.¬†Overall the¬†zine exhibit was very interesting. I found this nice magazine about your relationships with the train lines. It was so funny.¬†Then there was this piece about president Bush.¬†Then there was this spinning head mannequin lady. It looked so beautiful, you could literally tell that the person spent a lot of time making it. ¬†After the Center of Book Arts we went to the Rubin Museum. We were looking at the Francesco Clemente exhibit. It was very different from the Center of Book Arts. It was quieter and cleaner. It felt more professional. At the exhibit I liked the piece called The Four Counters. It‚Äôs a picture of a hand reaching out of water with stars at the background. Also the hand had the drawings of the world map on it. The countries weren’t ¬†placed right because everything was scaled and placed wrong.¬†Francesco Clemente brought together¬†Eastern and Western traditions in his pieces.¬†I really liked the two field trips, I hope we have many more.

The picture I like from the Book Center

The picture I like from the Book Center

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The sketch of my Favorite piece from the Rubin Museum

The sketch of my Favorite piece from the Rubin Museum