Thursday, February 24, 2011

Under Wraps

Bird Creature Bust, from the archives.  Wrapped to keep the clay wet.  Looks like a mummified something.  Mummified Something.  I like the way that sounds.

Study from "Red"

John Malkovich was quite quotable in this scene.

Studies from "28 Days Later"

Zombie Chimp
Zombie Priest
The last one is one of the best movie shots I've seen in a long time.

It is possible that Zombies are the theme of this spring.
Interesting.  I never really liked zombies.  Until now.  Apparently.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Stop Motion (grrr)

The REAL found object film.
With fun SFX.
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My favorite yet (obviously).

Alien Illustration

Made an alien creature from a photograph of a friend.
Photo collage/digital illustration.
Here is the finished image.
Process:
Started with a normal photograph that I distorted.
Then I cloned some texture and digital collage-ified.
One week later...

Stop Motion Found Objects, Take Two

Slightly improved from the first take.  Still had issues with the light being super reflective but at least the camera was more cooperative.  Not my best work, but it's still kind of cute.  P.S. Happy Belated Valentine's Day.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stop Motion Found Objects

Down shooting with found object(s), i.e. a can opener.  I was super sick the day I filmed this and the camera was freaking out, so I may reshoot it at some point.  We'll see.  It's painfully cute.  <3

"The Kiss"
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beethoven's Zombies

Got to be a zombie in a performance art piece for a musician's piano recital!

"Dawn of the Hero."  Performance Art Piece for MacKenzie Reed's MFA Mid-Residence Piano Recital.  Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 III. Rondo: Allegretto Moderato, Ludwig van Beethoven.  Conceptualized by MacKenzie Reed.  Friday, February 11, 2011.  Roy O. Disney Music Hall.  California Institute of the Arts.

Link on YouTube HERE

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Creature Bust

Creature bust out of WED clay.  Was having some trouble with my camera, but I'll re-photograph when I'm more finished with the sculpture.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stop Motion SFX

Stop Motion with Sound Effects (SFX)!!!  Raina and I were gigglefritzes the whole time we were making it.  Perhaps there's a slice of an "Evil Dead" homage at the end...

"Buu"
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Studies from "30 Days of Night: Dark Days"

Drawing movies is addictive.  I highly recommend it!  (The first movie is better, btw.)

The Queen Vampire Lilith was bathing in blood.  WHAAAT?!?



This last drawing is my favorite so far.

Studies from "30 Days of Night"

So, it took me about 5 hours to watch this movie because I kept pausing it to draw!  Aaah!  I'll never be able to watch movies normally ever again!  (There's a possibility that I'm secretly okay with this haha.)


This vampire is a little girl.  A LITTLE GIRL!  So freaky.

Studies from "The Town"

Really quick studies from the movie "The Town."


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Magic ala William Kentridge

I am assisting on a Puppetry Project that focuses on the theme of "Magic."  Part of our visual process and experimenting will involve playing with tactile art forms like drawing, illustrating, painting, puppet-building etc in conjunction with film, animation and projection.  Some points of visual inspiration for the piece include ectoplasm/ghost/trick photographs from the early world of photography, Victorian portraits, and magicians/magic in general.  

I did this experiment based on something I saw in William Kentridge's MoMA exhibit in NYC last spring.  He is a genius and, thus, very clever with his use of animation and camerawork.  The goal of this experiment was to do a drawing liVe on film, then reverse the footage so the audience views it as an "undrawing."

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Here is a clip of the Kentridge animation I based the experiment on.  It is the animation on the left, though I highly encourage the watching of both!

Stop Motion Basics!

My first CalArtian stop motion video!  I edited the speed to make it half as fast so it's easier to view.  It's called "Epic Fail."

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