Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Stop Motion Animation with iMovies

Today my five year old daughter and I created a test animation in iMovies . I normally use Premier Elements for the stop motion animation classes I teach. But for the workshops I will be teaching in February I will be using MACs and need to use iMovies. My daughter and I created this test in 20 minutes. Pretty impressive interface on iMovies and the sound recording feature while viewing images sequencing is fabulous. I'm sold! I want a MAC again!

Click above arrow to play this simple animation. You can also see this animation at larger resolution at YouTube.

I need to familiarize myself with the sound editing tools in iMovies as I wasn't able to get the fade out function on the two sound audio tracks to work in the controls.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Matador Jacket Completed and Photographed

Matador Jacket (Traje de Luces or Suit of Light) photographed by George Young today.

 Detail of piece

Monday, December 7, 2009

Digital Textile from de Young visitor project

A few days ago I received the test fabric I ordered from Spoonflower. The colors came out great. Here is my daughter modeling the scarf I made of the textile.

The image pattern was created by scanning paper and wire tiles created by visitors to the de Young Museum during my residency a year ago. The images were aligned in Photoshop and sent as a jpg file to Spoonflower to print.