April 27, 2010

Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Mysterious Mystery

Filed under: Giant Stories/ Tiny Screens — Tags: , , — *aly* @ 8:39 pm

For my Giant Stories/Tiny Screens final, I decided to revisit the mashup. My previous mashup combined a 1940s public service announcement with Night of the Living Dead–which worked very well because the juxtaposition of two opposing themes (giving money to the United Hospital Fund vs. zombies) is quite funny. So, for this project I decided to do something a little different– take a whole lot of the same thing, splice it together to see if it makes sense (or becomes funny when the formulaic elements are obvious). I took six episodes of the 1954 television version of Sherlock Homes and mashed them all together into one bewildering episode.

Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Mysterious Mystery from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.

March 30, 2010

A Call for Help

Filed under: Giant Stories/ Tiny Screens,My Favorites,Portfolio — Tags: , , , — *aly* @ 11:09 pm

The title of this assignment is “Remix.” And so, remix I did. I used footage from archive.org (really one of my favorite web sites) and mashed-up a few public service announcements from the 40s with Night of the Living Dead.

So very very much fun to do! In fact, I feel like I might have a knack for this kind of nonsense and will probably make some more things like it. (Zombies!!)

A Call for Help from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.

March 7, 2010

the Commute

Filed under: Giant Stories/ Tiny Screens — Tags: , , , — *aly* @ 2:49 pm

For my Giant Stories/Tiny Screens midterm, we were taxed with creating a video using Korsakow–an opensource software program that can be used to create non-linear videos. The idea is to make small narrative units that can be randomly (or somewhat less randomly) pieced together. A viewer is presented with a main clip and then he or she can choose the next clip from a variety of options. The author assigns keywords to the clips that define the order (or groups) in which they are presented.

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February 9, 2010

alice in soundland

Filed under: Giant Stories/ Tiny Screens,My Favorites,Portfolio — Tags: , — *aly* @ 11:45 pm

This assignment is all about sound– we were all given the same 2:17 soundtrack and had to create a video to go with it. So as not to lose my After Effects skills, I decided to animate this one. And… since the soundtrack is a bit eclectic, I decided to revisit the Tenniel Alice Illustrations.

Amazing what can be accomplished in less than a week!

Alice from Aly Wolff-Mills on Vimeo.

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.

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.