June 30, 2009

in-class photo fun

Filed under: NYC: A Lab of Modern Life — Tags: , — *aly* @ 1:41 pm

For the first in-class assignment, we all went out with ITP cameras (which was an interesting challenge– trying to figure out all the settings on an unfamiliar camera at dusk) and took shots of the city. These are not the exact photos I showed in class… we had only a little time to pick the 10 best shots we were going to show, so this post has a more thoughtful edit… and only 8 pictures.

June 24, 2009

the final… more jitter fun

Filed under: Video for New Media — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 10:03 am

For my VFNM final, I decided to play around with the chromakey component in Jitter. I created a video that condenses one evening out clubbing into about 5 minutes. So, in the Jitter patch, I used a web cam to grab live video of the people viewing my piece (flipped it horizontally, so it was more like a mirror), then chromakeyed that live video. Wherever the colors in the audience matched, the clubbing video showed through. The idea was that the audience was revealing their inner club kid. Most interestingly, the more people crowded together, the better the clubbing video could be seen. This created a strange intimacy vs. crowd dynamic to the piece.


June 15, 2009

Playing with Jitter

Filed under: Video for New Media — Tags: , , , — *aly* @ 9:35 am

My first Jitter patch turned my laptop into a virtual Riley. I took a video of Riley running around his cage talking to himself (of course I edited the audio a bit to take out the gaps so he would have uninterrupted chatter). Then the patch plays the video with no audio until it gets input from the microphone, then it plays audio… the effect? Riley starts talking if you talk. Just like real life.

June 9, 2009

vloggin’ three

Filed under: Video for New Media — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 8:40 pm

Here’s the last of my vlogs… inspired by Russ Meyer.

vloggin’ two

Filed under: Video for New Media — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 10:02 am

Here’s the second installment… more collections & obsessions… corsets! joy! and by the way, I made ALL of ’em. (and again, this is only a fraction of the entire collection)

June 8, 2009


Filed under: Video for New Media — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 10:44 pm

Here’s the first out of three vlogs for my video class. I decided to pay my closet a visit for subject matter. The scary part is that these little videos represent only a small piece of my collections.

June 4, 2009

teeny tiny documentary

Filed under: Video for New Media — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 11:01 am

la plaza cultural garden statue (foodog)For the second assignment in my video for new media class, I worked with Jim Goldblum and Lisa Maria Ewing to create a 3-5 minute documentary about a street corner in NYC. We picked Ave C and 9th Street because of the beautiful community gardens that are cater-cornered from each other across Ave C.


June 1, 2009

questions for class

Filed under: Video for New Media — *aly* @ 5:20 pm

So, I watched the movie The Spirit. It was an abysmal, overacted, flop. ug. I shudder to think of the time I wasted not doing something else (like laundry). But I was engrossed because of the Frank Miller style… how does he do that? is it After Effects?

Anyway, love the style, hate the film. Really want to know how to do color effects like that… (thank goodness I’m taking a video class, eh?)