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MAX 2009 talk – New Experimental Work from Joshua Davis

I missed this talk from Joshua Davis at MAX last year and I regret it. Very inspiring and I really like the way he walks you through his process and embraces failure and experimentation.

MAX 2009 Design – New Experimental Work from Joshua Davis | Adobe TV

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beautiful CG piece from Alex Roman

The cinematography is just wonderful, a really amazing work.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

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Great talk from Mario Klingemann on fun with Image Processing

I always appreciate people who can make math fun, especially image processing math. Tools like Pixel Bender or Processing are too intimidating for folks because of the “scary math.”

Andrew Glassner had a great talk at Siggraph a few years ago where he went through some of the material from his column in Computer Graphics. It not only made the math less intimidating, it was also inspiring! I saw Mario Klingemann give a great talk at Adobe MAX this year that also made math fun and inspiring. Luckily Adobe has been posting the talks from MAX on, so you can see it.

AdobeTV – Here Be Pixels by Mario Klingemann

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Jordan Greenhalgh’s “Process Enacted”

A great little student film, stop motion done 100% with Polaroids. Not the cheapest mechanism for animation, but certainly one of the simplest. I always like artists who transcend the limitations of simple tools. It is an excellent reminder that we don’t need SoftImage or Avid to create art, just creativity and will.

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two neat internet photography projects

I like simple, but well executed, internet art experiments; especially when then combine more traditional forms.

Stop Motion StudiesDavid Crawford’s Stop Motion Studies are little slices of time, capturing motion, but in an obviously artificial way. Constrained to subway shots, he catches people in the quasi-personal-but-very-public times when they are seemingly relaxed, but also very aware. I think that these are incredibly effective at showing the thoughts in people’s minds much more than a single still image could be.

Urban Ghost is similar, yet different. Urban Ghost catches people in motion, on the street (for the most part), not in repose. These are not people consigned to getting there when they get there. These are people doing something, moving forward, even if they are just looking in a store window. Their dynamism is expressed in the single frame rather than in the multiple frames of the stop motion studies. As I said in my post on another blog, it reminds me a lot of Gary Winograd in the journalistic, yet voyeuristic nature of the images.

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new outlet / social networking for video artists

Your Gallery – Show your art to the world

It’s kind of a cool idea/major risk for a real-world very prestigious art gallery to open up its website to all artists, un-juried. It is also very cool and a major risk to have a video section on that site. For the moment, there is a chance for video artists to network and share their world. Get on it before it gets sued out of existence or canceled due to insane bandwidth costs…

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nice article on photographing waterfalls

» Waterfall Digital Photography

One thing that is getting lost as people have a digital camera is their first camera is the interaction between f/Stop, aperature, etc… I like this article because it is straightforward and readable, but also because it gives some simple explanations of some fairly complicated things, and of course you could extend the suggestions into any motion-blurred photography.

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We Make Money Not Art’s gallery of constructivist photomontage

Like John Nack, I am super into constructivist-era photomontage. I was super excited to find out that We Make Money Not Art had a gallery up on Flickr!
Flickr: we-make-money-not-art’s photos tagged with sovietmontage

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