MoodCloud

I really liked the idea of doing a cloud based on the users experience / mood from last class. But I’m not exactly sure of the input. Below is a rough (over) estimate of cost. I want this project to run on a plug instead of battery, so I don’t know all the costs and if I even have the right Arduino board to do that. Some of this I intend to by myself because I’m going to use it for a personal project later. 

Arduino Board - $30

LED RGB Lights (Addressable) - $100

Conductive Thread - $10

Proximity Sensor - $30

Sound Detector - $10

So I’m taking a digital painting class this semester and I’m posting one of the figure drawing 5 minute studies because I’m legitimately proud of it.  

The Swings by Daily tous les jours

The interactive installation consists of a series of musical swings. When used all together, the swings compose a musical piece in which certain melodies emerge only through cooperation. It’s a game where from the start you need to adjust to the actions of others.

The Swings allow participants to make music with their entire bodies, to connect to one another and to have a sense of ownership of public space due to the music they create. The result is a giant collective instrument that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. The project offers a new experience in collective music making, available to enliven urban spaces, festivals, special events, and more.

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister

H2OH NO!

A collaborative animation course between Texas A&M University’s Viz Lab and DreamWorks Animation. In 10 weeks, students were tasked with creating a 30 second, photo-realistic, animated short at an industry level quality. Team Short Stack consisted of five student who each took on the responsibility of a specific leadership position from the animation pipeline. Each team met with a variety of artist from DreamWorks Animation throughout the summer for critique and guidance.

Portfolio

A collection of my most recent work.

Howdy!

This will be the tags for VIZA630: Contemporary Art Studio I, also known as the MFA studio.

Surfacing Reel

shading artist problem: realizing that you’ve been painting a map in Mari for the last hour only to realize that the resolution is a quarter of the size it is supposed to be.

Uh. So Dragons 2 was pretty fantastic. So beyond that, DreamWorks treated the class to the movie and our guest saw the movie with us. Uh that’s pretty sweet but here’s the kicker. This week we are in layout so we have Gil Zimmerman, the HEAD OF LAYOUT on Dragons 1 and Dragons 2 helping us with our 30 second shorts. Uh, pretty big deal. Having some trouble breathing at this point. And then, AND THEN… he sits next to me… for the movie… yeah… I just watched Dragons 2 sitting next its Head of Layout.

WHAT EVEN?!

what? 

I can’t…

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