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Gnashing Internal Teeth June 2, 2015

Gnashing Mouth

Gnashing Mouth

Shifting perspectives from external to internal.  We look out of the gnashing mouth from the blistery inside.  Stop motion animation puppet test for the upcoming “Tongue” project.

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Saturday Night 3D February 28, 2015

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3D Printing

Exploiting spring break!  There’s no one in line for all the cool toys in the 3D lab.  Printing out parts to mount a DSLR Camera over a Kinect to use with the RGBDToolkit!
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:27510

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Machine Made Object July 18, 2014

3D Puppet Print

3D Puppet Print

Working with the Maker Bot to 3D print an articulated stop-motion puppet.  The printer isn’t as precise as I had hoped.  Lots of sanding is required to fit the pieces together smoothly.  Once this puppet is finished I hope to manipulate the figure with some fracturing and/or repetition.  Most likely it will become a glitchy, broken thing.

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Planet Distribution May 26, 2014

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Distributing Planets Like Throwing Rocks

.gif of a Muybridge sequence I’ll be using in the picture.
I imagine her throwing planets into the night sky.

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Filmthreat.com Review!

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David Finkelstein at filmthreat.com wrote a stirring critical review of “Another Song About the Sea.”
http://www.filmthreat.com/reviews/76954/ Site has been taken down. 🙁

 

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Another Song About the Sea September 21, 2013

Another Song About the Sea is finished!  Check out the trailer below.

Screening History:
Porto Film Festival, Porto, Portugal, Spain
London Underground Film Festival, London, England
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Nightingale Theater, Chicago, IL
Athens Film Festival, Athens, OH
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival, Morgantown, WV
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

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Animation with Watery Foreground November 2, 2012

I’ve been thinking about recombining some of my imagery in different ways.  Here’s one combination I think works incredibly well.  The foreground is bubbles, water and light, while the background is an animated chalk drawing on blue paper.

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Under the Table October 21, 2012

“I finished my journey and arrived under a table.”

A still from my current animation project.

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The Pressure July 24, 2012

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A drop expanded to a dribble.  The craft was leaking.  Having just shorted out, the telephone line was dead.  There’s no communication with the surface.  The silent line should be signal enough for the crew to respond to the emergency at hand.  A sinking feeling in my stomach told me the sphere was rising … So was the water.  At this depth it is 20 minutes to the surface.  Looking at my watch, then at the rising water, I quickly answered my most pressing question.  Will I drown before I reach the surface?  The mathematics suggest a negative outcome.

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Animation Frame Report May 1, 2012

I’ve created a group on fbook called the Animation Frame Report.  It’s purpose is to act as a platform for posting the incremental steps animators slave over to create animation.  Hopefully animators will find it useful for feedback and inspiration to keep animating.  Who else but a fellow animator understands that creating a compelling 24 frames of a movie in a day is quite an accomplishment.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/349049141820135/

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