Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Project 7 Kinnetic

FROM PAPER TO SCREEN from Thibault de Fournas on Vimeo.

Choose a piece of text/dialogue from a speech, book, spoken word piece, poem, audio book, etc. Transcribe the sound into words, or record the words into sound, and have both the sound and words ready. You will then animate the text and sound in After Effects. The final movie must be at least 15 seconds long (try not to be more than 25). Bonus points if you write and record the audio yourself.

I am going to have to say no movie or TV show dialogue, as the dialogue doesn't really make sense if you haven't seen the show in most cases.  Plus those mediums already have a strong visual component, I want you to create a visual from something that does not have anything visual associated with it.  No song lyrics either, because most song lyrics are not that profound if you remove them from the context of the song.

When/What do I turn in?

Due at the end of the day April 19th  (MWF) or April 25th (TR), to be turned in as a Quicktime movie file and on youtube.


Read text on the page, by nature, is a time based process. Some read fast while others read slow. While your project is taking audio from a specific source, the way you present the audio visually is your way of making the piece your own, and directing the viewer. By doing this assignment, can you change the meaning of the text through motion?

Type and supporting shapes are allowed only. Focus should be on type. You need to indicate in the video whom the quote or poem is by at the end or beginning of the sequence.

Sources, consider TED talks, alternatives to TEDgraduation speeches, audiobooks, podcasts, stand up comedy, other lecture based websites

Vimeo Channels - Kinetic Typography
Creative Bloq
CSS Design Awards
Designer Daily

Darkly absurd GIFs from famous paintings

Darkly Absurd GIFS of famous paintings

Sorry I just found this, I know it is a bit late for the last project...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Collect three types of images for your GIF demos next class.

1.  one still image you can manage.
2.  one short video
3. a series of pictures that you can turn into a stop motion.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Project 5 questions

  • Does this poster attract your attention, do you feel like learning about the subject?
  • What qualities of the work make you feel it is a success?
  • Offer a suggestion for the artist about how to improve or expand his/her ideas

Project 6 Loop

You will create a GIF Animation in photoshop of the style of a digital collage, but with motion.  Fell free to mix up various styles from retro to realistic, HI def to VHS video, digital to hand drawn...make something that is works as a looped short video.  
For this assignment you will build 2 GIF animations in Photoshop; it is similar to the digital collage but with motion. Approach the GIF format as a timeline on a continuous loop: can you make something that uses this idea of repetition?

The theme for this project is "the Human Condition".  What are the things we do in our daily leaves repeatedly that effect our moods and outlook, for better or worse?  How can we visualize something through repetition that gets at the essence of our existence.  You must name each gif based off the emotion you are trying to capture. Be true to yourself.  The more specific and honest your work is the more engaging it will be.  
GIF assignment specs:

– document size: 480 px on longest side, 72 dpi (this can be achieved at export)
-gif may be created with video photos, or stop motion, or all of the above
- no obvious copyright material
-gif named after specific emotion
- due beginning of class Tuesday 4/4 (TR CLASS) or Wednesday 3/31 (MWF CLASS)


2017/18 Tarleton Art/Digital Media Scholarships

Visual Art Scholarship—                                                                                                                                                              $3,700.00

Willie L. & Eve K. Tate                                                                                                                                                            2,437.50
            Each recipient receiving a full scholarship (not to exceed the cost of tuition and fees for a student enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours) must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours each regular term with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or better. 

Dr. Marie Meisel Cedars   3,000.00
                  The recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in art

Ethel Lewallen Memorial Scholarship        150.00
                  The recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in Art.  The student shall maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to continue receiving the scholarship for a maximum of no more than five years.

McKee Jane Smith   700.00
            The recipient shall be a Tarleton student of any classification majoring in Art.  The recipient should have and maintain at least a 2.5 overall grade point average and a 3.0 grade point average in art.  The recipient will also be selected based on his or her portfolio of work.  Incoming freshman meeting Tarleton State University admission requirements may also be considered.

Joe R. and Teresa L. Long    2,000.00

Spirit of Tarleton (from COLFA)                                                                                                                                       2,000.00
Spirit of Tarleton (from COLFA)                                                                                                                                       2,000.00
Spirit of Tarleton                                                                                                                                                                      2,000.00

Spirit of Tarleton                                                                                                                                                                      2,000.00

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Registration starts after spring break

The Summer/Fall 2017 courses are available for viewing. Classes may continue to be added as well as changes made to meeting days and times, rooms and instructors until classes begin. After you register for classes, please review your schedule periodically for changes.  

Registration dates are as follows:

March 24         Honors College Students, Texan Reps, Athletes
March 27         Doctoral/Graduates/Post-Baccalaureate/Senior Students
March 30         Junior Students
April 2             Sophomore Students
April 5             Freshman Students

Registration is based on a student’s current classification. In progress courses are not included when determining classification for registration purposes.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Apply on March 22nd for Student Exhibition

Apply on March 22nd for the 3rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition. This year's juror is Dallas artist Randy Guthmiller. To apply, turn in 1-3 of your best works to FA room 162 by 5pm on March 22nd.  Work must be ready to hang or be screened by a projector/TV.  Please talk to the faculty if you have any questions! You may print your digital work in the lab, just ask your Professor.

How to apply for scholarships at Tarleton, do this before sending images

once done with this step you may send 6-8 images to