Monday, November 28, 2016

Final Project



Prepare a short (~2 min) audio/video performance by remixing found or original footage live. Create one video installation that requires the viewers presence to run.  Or you could play with the patch while its presented.  You may include a webcam with your video, or you may have Max react with arduino sensors, or both.  Your video piece must include a mixture of 2 video elements, a seperate audio element, and text.

We will present our pieces in the gallery during the class final which is on Thursday Dec. 8 at 6:30-9pm.  A projector will be provided, along with a laptop, cameras, cables, and speakers.  However if you can supply your own, the better.  Each student (or group) will be able to present their own work and have the class interact with it.  You may take patches and use other peoples work from the links below, but you must document your sources and share them in class.  

You will be graded on whether your patches work, but also on whether the content is clever and pushes forward an idea or creates a unique synthesis of different elements.  

Your arduino assignments are also due and should be on display as well.  I will grade both immediately after the final.

Schedule:  Day 1 (tue) come up with patches to experiment with, build a library of video and sounds to work with, test out webcam.  Day 2 (thu) presentation modes, connecting arduino Day 3, workday, Day 4 present

Max Tutorials
MSP tutorials (digital audio)
Jitter Tutorials (video)
Max add ons
Vizzie add ons
Jitter Forums
Github
Max on Twitter

max examples Jitter Recipes
Jitter Recipes Book 2
Jitter Recipes Book 3
Jitter Recipes Book 4
Practical Max
Random Patches (cut and paste)
Fractal forms
Patches shared on youtube

Video Tutorials

Cycling 74 Max Youtube Channel
Amazing max Stuff
Webcam Displacement

Video Resources

Library of Congress
Prelinger Archives
NASA
Open Source Video
Open Source Audio

Examples

Multicultural Recycler
Veritical Blanking Interval

Tips:
– use videos with similar visual properties i.e. belonging to the same era or genre
– don’t use sources that are already art/artsy or already remixed
– if you are mashing up songs together you should make sure their beats and key match, or you edit them to make them match (it’s not easy)
– the remix doesn’t have to be fast and noisy, you can try a droney, slow flow



GUNS (EM) from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

Field Trip to New Tork City - Spring 2017. Info meeting this Monday 12/5 at 12pm

The Art/Digital Media program will be hosting a “study away” field trip to New York City in the Spring of 2017.  We have tentative dates in April decided, from the 20th to the 24th.  Back in 2015, we did a similar trip where 8 students and Prof. Harding and Ireland went for a couple days.  We visited the Guggenheim, the MOMA, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Chelsea, the Met, Central Park, Times Square, and more all in a couple days.  

This year we are interested in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Brooklyn, Videogamesnewyork, Dia Beacon, etc.  If there is anything artsy, cool, nerdy, tasty, or anything interesting you wanna do, come to the first info meeting this Monday, December 5th at noon with your ideas.  Lunch will be provided.  Find out about costs, credits, scholarships, and all the technical info about the trip, and see if you can join us this year.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Senior Exhibition Presentation/Reception Tuesday 11/22 - Angelica Carlisle

artboard-1-100 Tomorrow (11/22) Angelica Carlisle will be presenting her BFA exhibition work, 12:05 at the TSU Fine Arts Gallery. Please come and support your seniors!