FYI

IVIEW: VIDEO BECOMES US

FYI: ARTIST : HITO STEYERL

 

Day Two Resources

 

GOOGLE HANGOUT

  • Share your work and chat

GROUP DRAWING ACTIVITY

OPTION 1 DAY 2 GIF CHALLENGE:

5 PROMPTS:

    • Nostalgia
    • Futurism
    • Utopia
    • Distopia
    • Break the internet

OPTION 3: UNITY & WEBGL

Remember Karl Munsteadt’s webgl work? http://www.karlmunstedt.com/something/ 

See also the Black. Box Experiment http://queertech.io/black-box/

Quick Unity tutorials: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_f4ltueXmoiI5i9wvEukxp3JiaDu47dl8MqY_kpclP4/

PROMPT FOR UNITY PROJECT: WORLDING

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RESOURCES FOR DAY 1

 

 

THREE GIF CHALLENGE:

 

  • Make a self portrait

this could be taken literally or symbolically

  • Make a shrine

→ think about something or someone you’re obsessed with and enshrine it in a gif

  • Make a statement

→ think about something that you care about (social, political, personal)

Developing a Concept:

  • What do I want to make?
  • Is it abstract/figurative?
  • Do I want to say something specific with this? Personal? Political? Cultural?
  • Is it a reference to something else? A meme? A painting? A film?
  • Does it have text elements?
  • What is its colour palette like?
  • What sort of textures does it have?

Some Ideas:

– Gather assets that represent you – does not need to be literal

– Gather assets from a particular area of pop culture (a particular celebrity or show or recipe)

– Reference a famous painting or image to help with composition

– Go in with no real plan and let the assets selection guide you

Gathering Assets:

Make sure to save all your files in one location so you know where everything is (make a file on the desktop of your computer named “QueerTech” and download all files to this location)

Free image libraries:

You can type in pretty much anything on pixabay and then change colour settings to “transparent” so that you get exclusively .png files (right click and “save image as”)

Good celebrity selection!

  • Google images (obvs)

Setting Up Photoshop Workspace:

  • Open Photoshop
  • Select “create new”
  • Name project whatever you like (Maybe “QueerTech collage 1 – but really whatever!)
  • Settings:
    • Document Type: custom
    • Width: 1000 pixels, Height: 1000 pixels
    • Resolution: 300 pixels/inch
    • RGB Colour, 8 bit
    • Background Contents: Transparent
  • Select “Window” menu, Select “Timeline”
  • A timeline section will appear, in the dropdown menu select “Create Frame Animation”
  • Change Workspace mode to “Motion” unto the Window menu for optimised tool selection

Getting Started:

  • Open finder and take a look at your assets
  • Drag in a background image of fill the workspace with a colour or gradient (Paint bucket or gradient tool)
  • Once you have something in the workspace, a frame should have appeared in the timeline section
  • Add frames by selecting the little page icon (try not to add more than 5 frames at this point for the sake of simplicity)
  • Drag in other layers on top and start moving the composition around (use “cmd t” shortcut to transform a layer. Hold shift when dragging an image to a different size to avoid warping dimensions) (use the “move tool” to move stuff around)
  • Play with showing and revealing image elements in different frames by selecting or deselecting the little eye icon next to the layer
  • Play with movement by moving one element around in different frames (Make sure the correct frame is selected with you are manipulating elements)
  • Play with text tool – hiding and revealing text elements

Handy tools and notes:

  • Quick select tool for selecting an area to delete (right click will give you an option to “select inverse”
  • You can change the length of each frame in the drop down menu on the frame icon in the timeline section
  • If you can’t move or change an image you need to “rasterize” it. Right click the layer and select “rasterize layer”
  • Puppet Warp! https://helpx.adobe.com/au/photoshop/using/warp-images-shapes-paths.html 

Exporting:

  • Select “file”>”export”>”save for web”
  • Preview your gif online by selecting “preview” in bottom left corner of window
  • Select “save…”, name and save your file to your QueerTech folder on the Desktop

MORE RESOURCES

XANTHE ASSETS FOR DAY 1 HERE: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tJiwo3R5s6jMr-Wot-mDjmZX3y2iOR-K?usp=sharing