January 31, 2010

The Panic on McGuinness Blvd.

Filed under: Giant Stories/ Tiny Screens,Portfolio — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 3:04 pm

The assignment for GSTS was to see how short we could make a video that still tells a story in three acts… mine is 27 seconds including the opening and ending credits. And this one stars Leon and Dione.

I shot this using my Fujifilm finepix f40fd and edited in Final Cut with a little bit of animation in After Effects. (Felt like the credits needed a little shake to match the rest of it)

The Panic on McGuinness Boulevard from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.

commuting time

Filed under: Telling Stories with Data/Sensors/Humans — *aly* @ 12:20 pm

The first assignment for Telling Stories with Data/Sensors/Humans was to capture data over the past week using images… I attempted to use my camera to catch the time on the clock in the livingroom (as well as maybe some interesting things about what Riley is doing at that time), but didn’t like the result. So, I ended up getting screen captures on my blackberry. I wanted to get my commute time from home to work and back again– but apparently this is something I remember only on the way to work.

A pdf of the images is here.

January 25, 2010

updated madlib

Filed under: Flash of Flash,My Favorites,Portfolio — Tags: , — *aly* @ 10:34 pm

So, amazingly enough, I updated the madlib I made back in April. This is mostly amazing because I haven’t touched AS3 since then… but actually the code part was easy. The tricky part was about 20 min of unnecessary debugging because I forgot about how the flashplayer project preview window has its own keyboard shortcuts that when not disabled interfere with any events assigned to the enter key in the .as file. doh. Anyway, now the madlib can be replayed and there are a variety of stories that are picked at random. It’s much better!

January 21, 2010

work (ala the lumiere manifesto)

Filed under: Giant Stories/ Tiny Screens — *aly* @ 6:14 pm

The first assignment for Giant Stories/Tiny Screens is to create some videos that follow the rules of the Lumiere Manifesto to imitate to some extent the conditions that the Lumiere brothers worked under when making their films. The rules are as follows: 60 seconds max., Fixed camera, No audio, No zoom, No edit, and No effects. And I have to say, the rules are great! It’s definitely making me think about video differently than say, the rooster and the rollerskate.

So, for my first piece, I thought about how strange it is that modern work looks an awful lot like doing nothing. I used the video capacity of my little awesome point and shoot camera– a Fujifilm FinePix f40fd. Also, all of these GSTS projects will be cross-posted to the class blog at: http://www.danielliss.com/gsts/.

work from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.

and another because I can’t resist. (I really just had to film this as my mind boggles at the willpower it must take to get a piano down there… I *guess* it might fit on the elevator. But still.)

Subway Music from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.