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Week #12 – Print-ables, Cut N’ Paste & ZINE Making

Thursday 4/18 ‘s class will be a ZINE-making Workshop!

Lets gather some of our work and discover how we can re-compose, transform and re-apply the digital works we have been creating this semester. Lets explore converting digital files into print media and applied collage works.

Lets make a collaborative ZINE! Of course you can make your own, but the class will collaborate on one as well. Both a printed version and a digital one for our class website. (Check out what students did last year and over the summer here)

At this point of the semester we have created a series of images and various works both static, moving and animated.

I would like for you extract a series of still frames from the animated works that have been created.

An example of this would be the gif that you see below. Its a collage that I made using Newhive. It consists of several graphic assets. I took a screen shot of the image (on the mac keyboard you can press the Command Key, the Shift Key and the #3 key (in that order) to take a screen shot of your entire work space on screen) this will produce a still frame of the entire screen. (see below this gif)

The screen shot will look like this above at first. Open the file in photoshop and crop away what is not needed. See the example below to follow along.

We have access to good printer in our classroom that allows for 11″x17″ print out-put. We will explore this and crop our images into the Zine size of 8.5″ X 11″

The Tools of the cut N’ paste trade are below: 

Please bring these items to class this coming week! You will need them for sure.

(I also have extra to share if you don’t have them)

Week #11 – VIDEO ART

MFA Show Content Remix Video Art Works (Example Above)

Part 1 – Google Drive Folder for uploading & obtaining Graphic Assets from the MFA show- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NP87t0q2JMmX7ItuKUHTyTJ3A5i1_d9E

** ADD your assets to the folder, download a few and hack/remix them into new works.

1. Hack the work of one of your classmates using one or more mobile apps and or pixlr or photoshop. Place the outcomes in the shared folder.

2. The example above was generated purely from my iPhone using various mobile apps to create different effects. The clips were then spliced together using the “Clips app” for iPhone.

3. Post your work to the art642 website with a little detail about your process.

 

Part 2 – Google Drive Folder for the ART642 GIF the Portrait collaboration / remixes –  

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AREb1Xb6qVjmfbseTdZLCKKEQYrEUupA

  1. Hack / remix the GIF collaboration piece by obtaining the files. The Remix can be done via the mobile apps we have discussed in class.

2. Post your work to the art642 website with a little detail about your process

 

 

Part 3 – Pulling it all together – Splicing clips, fragments, images & more to communicate a specific idea 

  1. Class Video Art collaboration – Site on scene work in class tonight!

ART642 Meets at the Steinberg Museum on 4/4 @ 5:45pm

Dear Class – Don’t forget!

ART642 Meets at the Steinberg Museum on 4/4 @ 5:45pm to view and discuss the MFA Show.

CONGRATS to our Graduating MFA Students!

 

Google Drive Folder for uploading Graphic Assetshttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NP87t0q2JMmX7ItuKUHTyTJ3A5i1_d9E

** ADD your assets to the folder.

  1. Hack the work of one of your classmates using one or more mobile app and or pixlr or photoshop. Place the outcomes in the shared folder.

 

Week #9 – New Media Art, Art Works, Artists & More

Welcome to Week #9!

Last week’s homework assignment asked you:

What new media artists, new media websites or individual new media based art works are inspiring you?

We discussed, these sources can also be blogs or online platforms – which ones do you resonate with?

Why are these artists, art works, websites / blogs important important to you?

Explore and prepare to share a list of at least 2-3 URLS (or more) to bring into class on 3/28. Please e-mail to me the links that you have saved – send them to one e-mail address only only –> ryan@ryanseslow.com (You can do this at the beginning of class tonight)

We will be viewing and sharing a series of the urls in class. Not only that, we are going to archive those links into this blog post as a resource, as well as adding the content it to our growing list on the course resources page.

John Fekner / Ryan Seslow Collab – NuART Festival, Norway 2017

 

PART 2 –

  1. Mobile App Experimentation Re-cap. File format conversions, questions.

2. Formatting blog posts on the ART642 website. It takes practice and a bit of trouble shooting 🙂

 

New Media Art, Art Works, Artists & More – Links:

http://www.lottanieminen.com/illustration

https://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/oystercatcher-studies

https://www.katemoross.com/29-Rooms-2017

http://unnaturalelection.com

https://giphy.com/explore/politics

 

http://cargocollective.com

https://bisouslescopains.tumblr.com/

https://rebeccamock.com/

http://guillaumekurkdjian.com/

http://carlburton.tumblr.com/

 

‘Light Waves’ was exhibited at the Parish Art Museum –

http://www.cliffordross.com/

http://www.cliffordross.com/exhibitions/light-waves/installations/9

 

Artist Doug Aitken – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nG_s7qk1hc

https://vimeo.com/46072122

http://www.jonasdero.com/

https://noahbradley.com/

 

Week #8

Welcome back Everyone!

Lets re-cap week #7 – https://art642.com/gifs/week-7-animation-gifs-net-art/

The GIF the portrait project is currently being worked on by 4 different colleges in NY/NYC at the moment, we will be contributing the larger whole.

Did you submit your Single Frame? Need a re-cap? Read on below, but first this:

 

MOBILE APP ART MAKING MANIA!

This is my current roster (below) of go-to mobile apps for digital art making. Mobile apps have come a long way. Many of them have the ability to cross synchronize with popular desktop applications as well as produce high resolution and large file output (both static and video).

Most of these apps are not free, but, they are well worth the small investment (all of which are under $5.00)

Our Class Resources page hosts a list of apps that can be explored, lets download one or two and apply some of the works that we have generated thus far in our class. Lets talk about mobile file formats and how to output GIF files to Video files, and Video files to GIF files. Lets apply a “screen recording” process and cross synthesize our works to create various new textures, filters and visual effects.

Tutorial time.

 

Did you submit your Single Frame? Need a re-cap? Read on below, but first:

A few weeks ago we began the collaborative GIF the Portrait Project. Working with the digital version of the project, students continue learning the basics of adobe photoshop and generated their individual portrait animations. Students that were present in class left our class session with their first GIF created from scratch using photoshop.

Lets review the first part of the project as I will need for you to submit a single frame to me via email – ryan@ryanseslow.com (or my LIU e-mail) – to get our collaboration underway.

  1. Use your own portrait! (OK, if not then..) Use an Internet search to find a Portrait of someone who inspires, motivates or has an impact on your life. Be sure to find a head shot that clearly captures your subject without chopping off a part of their head, hair, ear or face. Selecting a large or medium image will work best!

*Pro Tip – Find an image that looks similar to this one below. The image size that you will be submitting for the group collaboration will be sized at 8.5″ inches wide X  11″ inches high.

2. If you cant find an image of your preferred subject that looks similar to this example, then you may be able to “crop” the image in photoshop. You can then copy and paste the image back into the photoshop (.psd) document. (See video Below).

3. Open Adobe Photoshop and select FILE -> New – Set up your document to be 8.5 inches Wide X 11 inches High – Make sure the background Contents is set to “Transparent”. Click OK.

Your blank 8.5 inch X 11 inch document will look like this below.

Watch the short video below on how to open and place your Image into the photoshop document, scale it smaller and save it.

You can now alter and manipulate the image using some of the Filters (play with them, there are many ways to alter the original image)

**Send only 1 frame to me as a .JPEG file via e-mail here – Ryan@ryanseslow.com

 

ALSO – *Homework: What new media Artists, new media websites or individual new media based art works are inspiring you? These can also be blogs or online platforms – which ones do you resonate with? Why are these sites / blogs important? Explore and prepare to share a list of at least 2-3 URLS to bring into class on 3/28. We will be viewing and sharing a series of these in class.

 

Week #7 – Animation / GIFs & Net Art

Lets continue our animation exercises working with frame by frame animations by creating GIFs using adobe photoshop (and maybe clickdragclick.com )

Lets jump into both an individual series of exercises and also a collaborative one – Lets GIF the Portrait!

Click the link to investigate and prepare for class-time awesomeness. Continued GIF making techniques using Adobe photoshop. Image manipulation exercises. Each student will contribute to the GIF the Portrait collaboration and later publish an individual blog post about the process. (sign ups and log ins to our class website)

GIF the Portrait submissions will consist of one GIF animation using a “portrait” – plus submitting one single still frame .jpg file sized at 8.5″X11″ – (class demo)

Questions to consider after learning and applying the techniques learned in the demo:

1. What is a portrait? How can the literal objective definition be expanded upon?
2. What would you like to communicate and express through a “portrait” via the use of looping motion graphics.

Let this fuel your next series of animated GIFs.

 

Week #6 – Project #2 Critique & Project #3 Demo

Week #6:

Part 1 – Project #2 Critique – 3D – Presenting our work – We will begin our class with a critique of project #2

Discussion – What special technology, props or media would enhance the presentation and capture of your 3D piece?

 

Part 2 – Project #3 Discussion – Electronic Flow – Lets make things Move!

Project #3 – Animated GIFs / Motion Graphics & NET ART– A series of motion graphics in the format of animated GIFs will be generated by each student. Content selection will be based on documentation and process from previous student works as well as popular culture, internet culture, memes and other public domain source content. Several processes and methods to create Graphic assets will be introduced, created and applied to NET ART and URL dependent works.

 

Resources & Inspiration – 

The GIPHY Animated GIF Artist Roster – https://giphy.com/artists

Also – https://creativemarket.com/blog/the-30-best-animated-gif-artists-on-the-web

Week #5 – ART642 Graphic Asset Collab Project Gallery

Week #5

Check out the ART642 Graphic Asset Collab Project Gallery – Spring 2019

The gallery (also embedded here below) consists of the digital art illustrations made from graphic assets created and contributed by each student in the course this spring of 2019. Please learn or refresh yourself on the process and assignment specifications here

*Students: Did you add your completed work to the google drive folder? If not, please do so this evening.

Responses – Each student will leave a comment below addressing:

What do you think of the works in the gallery? Feedback, favorites, thoughts?

What did you enjoy about the process of creating a digital work of art via the use of adobe photoshop, multiple graphic assets and the ease of gathering the content from a shared folder on the web?

How will this exercise influence your work or process in the future?

Week #5’s class session will resume with a full studio session working on the 3D project.

Let’s discuss your progress and document it in photos. Yes, please continue to take process photos of the work in process (4-10 images usually works best)

3D – Project Description –

Working from the same theme, concept or specific subject as project #1 (the 2D project) each student will generate a 3-dimensional work of art to further communicate and compliment the meaning of the work in project #1. You may work in any material that wish as long as the result is “3D”. What does 3D mean to you in 2019? Is it a free-standing object, a wall relief, or a hanging object that can be viewed from 360 degrees? (Wood, stone, plaster, cardboard, found objects, multiple units.) Or, is 3D a synthesis of 2D works manipulated with computer software and applications to expand the definition of 3D itself. The process should be documented in digital photos as they will be applied later in the semester.

Resources & Inspiration:

https://www.electric-women.com

Cory Arcangel -“clouds” 2002 –  http://www.ubu.com/film/arcangel_clouds.html

 

 

 

 

Week #4 – 3D Studio Work Session & The Graphic Asset Collab.

Last week we documented the results of our first project. (A new piece of applied art was created for the class.) After our critique we ventured into the digital realm by importing our images into adobe photoshop. We examined the “pen tool” – photoshop’s most renowned cut-out maker, aka the graphic asset maker. We all extracted a fragment from our documented image. This in and of itself was a very specific decision that was made by each student based on the imagery at hand. Students learned what elements and or parts of their images would be obvious choices based on how the contours lines of the elements defined themselves.

Mastering the pen tool takes practice! Lots of it. My suggestion is to watch the video tutorials that were included in week #3’s blog post

The image above and the series of images below are digital collages that I produced as examples. They are all derived from the same single example above. Some of them were further manipulated and added to via adobe photoshop, but some of them were further developed via a mobile app called Imaengine (which we will discuss this coming week in class). What role does immediacy play in your work? Will digital tools enhance or temp you to work more with electronic media?

Each student was asked to produce a graphic asset from their first 2D project and e-mail it to me in a psd. or .PNG24 file format. (if you sent both, great!) I have added the assets that I received to a google drive folder that can be found here. With access to the folder and all of the assets, lets generate a series of digital collage works that apply each asset to your own designs.

Each student will create 1-3 examples using each asset (at least once) in the shared folder. Save the finished digital art works as .JPEG or .PNG files. You don’t have to use the entire asset itself, you may cut and manipulate, fragment and re-configure at will.

YES – we will have time to work on this in class on 2/14, so please be prepared to work on this along with the 3D project.

Inspiration & Resources – Check out:

Article about artist Justin Peters – https://mymodernmet.com/justin-peters-digital-art/

Collage art – https://mymodernmet.com/collage-art-collage/

More on Collage Artists (applied artists) https://www.widewalls.ch/collage-artists/

A Pinterest Search Result Series – https://www.pinterest.com/lalacozy/collage-digital-art/?lp=true

 

Project #2 – 3D – Project Description –

Working from the same theme, concept or specific subject as project #1 (the 2D project) each student will generate a 3-dimensional work of art to further communicate and compliment the meaning of the work in project #1. You may work in any material that wish as long as the result is “3D”. What does 3D mean to you in 2019? Is it a free-standing object, a wall relief, or a hanging object that can be viewed from 360 degrees? (Wood, stone, plaster, cardboard, found objects, multiple units.) Or, is 3D a synthesis of 2D works manipulated with computer software and applications to expand the definition of 3D itself. The process should be documented in digital photos as they will be applied later in the semester.

 

 

Week #3 – 2D project Critique & the Jump to Digital

Critique #1 – will take place for our 2D project (project #1)

*Each student will have taken a final documentation series of images of their completed piece. The documentation images will be added to their folder for project #1. We will be engaging in an exercise using adobe photoshop and the pen tool – Each student will be extracting fragments from our completed pieces to create a series of graphic assets. How will you apply those assets?

(Pen tool tutorials below are to watch and reference outside of class)

 

Discussion – Project #2 – 3D – Working from the same theme above, concept or specific subject as project #1 (the 2D project) each student will generate a 3-dimensional work of art to further communicate and compliment the meaning of the work 2D piece in project #1. You may work in any material that wish as long as the result is 3D. What does 3D mean to you in 2019? Is it a free-standing object, a wall relief, or a hanging object that can be viewed from 360 degrees? (Wood, stone, plaster, cardboard, found objects, multiple units.) Or is 3D a synthesis of 2D works manipulated with computer software and applications to expand the definition of 3D. The process should be documented in digital photos as they will be applied later in the semester.

Next week’s class session will be a studio workshop to work on project #2

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=creV_oVjwsc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY6Vyi0Gm_k

These tutorials above will help get you started with our class exercise, but ultimately, you will need to master the pen tool in both photoshop and illustrator for the cleanest vector cut outs. The video below is a great tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzyvN3EqYds