Stop Motion Workshop with Robert Lyons

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Animation Table Animation Table[/caption] In mid-October, I attended a workshop titled “Experiencing Stop Motion with Robert Lyons” at Pratt and it was a great introduction to starting a stop motion studio on a tight budget. The puppets were made from a range of materials such as : steel armature wire 9 gauge for 6-8 inch puppets that can be braided using a drill and vice for skeleton, Super Sculpey for flesh, Pro-Poxy for hard sections that will be drilled into such as the feet and to help support the puppets - Matthews Microgrip painted in chroma key green. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Animation Puppets Animation Puppets[/caption] And for the stop motion production, Robert presented the following equipment: [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Canon T3i Rebel Canon T3i Rebel[/caption] Camera: Canon T3i Rebel, EOS HD Motion Control: DitoGear OmniSlider track which costs $2916 which includes the DragonBridge pictured below to control movement of the slider from the software. Software: Dragonframe Stop Motion [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Dragon Bridge Dragon Bridge Controller[/caption] In the studio, a traditional head mount is used for the camera with customized protractor to measure the degrees of rotation. A great addition to the studio would be the DitoGear™ OmniHead at $2,721.89 Above the table mounted to the ceiling is a light grid. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Light Grid Light Grid[/caption]

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October 28th, 2014 at 10:50 am

El II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales

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Next week, I will be presenting a keynote talk on web documentaries - what works and does not along with several examples. I will also do a two-day techinical workshop on constructing a web documentary, using bootstrap and HTML5 video properties as the primary tools. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales El II Seminario Transmedia y Narrativas Audiovisuales, Bogota , Colombia[/caption]

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October 6th, 2014 at 7:37 am

Hong Kong Glitch

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A series of glitch images from Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests. [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Hong Kong Glitch Hong Kong Glitch[/caption]

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October 2nd, 2014 at 5:37 am

Naomi Klein & Kate Orff at Columbia

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Kate Orff at Columbia's Kate Orff at Columbia's "Planning for Climate Change"[/caption] With the imperative of Climate Change radical action is required immediately, including re-thinking design.

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September 24th, 2014 at 10:21 am

Victoria Estok & Steve Lambert Show that Cops Believe in Climate Justice

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Victoria Estok with NYPD for Climate Justice Victoria Estok with NYPD for Climate Justice[/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]Steve Lambert Posing with Police for Climate Justice Steve Lambert Posing with Police for Climate Justice[/caption]

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September 23rd, 2014 at 6:48 am

The People’s Climate March Warm Up at La Casita Verde

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]The People's Climate March The People's Climate March "Warm Up" at La Casita Verde - come and make posters for the march![/caption] Come out Saturday to the green space at Division and Bedford, Brooklyn - La Casita Verde - for a fun afternoon of poster making for Sunday's People's Climate March. 1-4pm Saturday, September 20th at 451 Bedford.

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September 16th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

COMPUTER VIRUS CATALOG by Bas van de Poel

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]IMPLANT rendered by Karborn IMPLANT rendered by Karborn[/caption] This image is from "COMPUTER VIRUS CATALOG An illustrated guide to the worst viruses in computer history" founded and curated by Bas van de Poel. Submit more, grow the catalog!

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September 15th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

EXCESS at Artspace

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[caption id="attachment_809" align="alignnone" width="300"]EXCESS at Farmers Market New Haven EXCESS at Farmers Market New Haven[/caption] image [caption id="attachment_811" align="alignnone" width="300"]EXCESS at Artspace EXCESS at Artspace[/caption] Rescued food meal at Artspace, New Haven

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September 13th, 2014 at 11:19 am

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Final Day of EXCESS NYC at Artspace, New Haven

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]EXCESS NYC at Artspace, New Haven, CT EXCESS NYC at Artspace, New Haven, CT[/caption] Tomorrow Brooke and I will be riding the food rescue and compost bike around New Haven collecting food for the final event of "Vagaries of the Commons." Big thanks to curator Sarah Fritchey for lining up participating restaurants and vendors giving us food that would otherwise be thrown away!

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September 12th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

New Audio for “a geography of being | una geografia de ser”

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[caption width="720" align="alignnone"]a geography of being | una geografia de ser New audio for “a geography of being | una geografia de ser” click the image to play [/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]a geography of being | una geografia de ser Level 2 from “a geography of being | una geografia de ser” click the image to play [/caption] [caption width="720" align="alignnone"]a geography of being | una geografia de ser “a geography of being | una geografia de ser” click the image to play [/caption]

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September 12th, 2014 at 10:36 am