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Truchet Tiling October 25, 2016

Truchet 1 from Jeremy Bessoff on Vimeo.

Truchet 1 (1 Min., Silent, Color, 1:1 embedded in a 16:9 frame, 2016)

A structuralist film study of the infinite design possibilities provided by the truchet tile. Using a simple truchet tile as a pattern for tessellation, Truchet 1 generates a thrilling, infinitely random series of patterns. Hand-drawn shapes reveal the material of both the truchet’s medium and process. Grain of the paper and imperfect pencil fills add to the film’s deep textural aesthetic. The frenetic pace of Truchet 1 is derived from the editing alone. The tiles themselves are static, in both position and time. The illusion of animation is created through dynamic contrasts between the opposing orientation of individual tiles. The inherent plasticity of digital video allows for fine, frame accurate swapping of tiles. A flickering graphic conflict occurs onscreen when tiles are randomly juxtaposed. Positive and negative space collide, swap places and seem to swirl and pulse across the viewer’s eyes, generating the optical illusion of animation.

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Blizard of ’11 February 7, 2011

The Blizzard of 2/2/2011 violently blanketed Chicago with snow. It was the third largest snow storm in Chicago’s history. This exercise looks at Chicago’s empty streets filled with a violent snow storm while on the other side of the world violent protests in the streets of Cairo, Egypt call for the resignation of President Mubarak.
Shot entirely out the front window of my 2nd floor apartment with a Sony TRV-900.

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Sunset to Moonrise August 11, 2010

A very short animation about two scientists contemplating the evening sky.

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Snapshot Exercise 11: Jason Ponce July 25, 2010

I had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Ponce, Interactive Media Designer and talk with him about his new project, “FLOX.”


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Snapshot Exercise 8 June 5, 2010

A new snapshot exercise shot on the Flipcam featuring Jeff Eckel, the plant technician for High Concept Laboratories.

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