Monday, 13 August 2012

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Patches Nouveuax

 Movement activate- Limit Scale value could come in andy here....


Sound... Limit Scale Value and put into intensity on the projector

New Patches

 Chroma Key

Alpha Mask


Well Jaygo me these two... I still can't really work out how to make it react to pitch. I have a mic that can make a voice sound funny, but I can't make the video respond to the sound in a nice satisfyingly viewable way. Maybe I will learn though, maybe with a scale up, or gate, or booster actor or somesuch.

The movement activation works ok but I don't think I can combine it with chroma or alpha above too much info and everyone will feel confused and upset.

I think I have to film people interacting with it generally for assessment. Gotta do that before next thurs. Eek!



Monday, 6 August 2012

Nerd/news presenter intro

Not sure if this will figure in the final show but thought I'd share it anyways...

video

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Copying Tana's style


Welcome Poster

The welcome poster is a bit tricky because I'm not sure how to introduce it without yaking on for ages and no one wants to stand there reading forever.



Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fanzine Page


Feedback

I spoke to my tutor Jaygo today about the Project. I showed some films and he said that you need to show people watching the movie (and looking bored and picking their noses)... I was thinking... even better what about MAKING the AUDIENCE the class?

I could kind of 'performance art' as a teacher. This would also help because I don't think the general public will want to dance or narrate the videos without major encouragement.


I need a poster to explain the whole thing.


I need a 'work sheet' that viewers can work through, and through which I conduct the 'lesson'



and maybe a  'fanzine' exploring various other implications of the ideologies of the lesson.




Maybe the whole thing will have a bit of a self-help angle. i.e, 'release the full expression of your genes'...  or 'What are the metaphorical Histones holding YOU back from being fully translated?'


It may also include Fiona Bruce and this.....


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

new audio activation vid.

video

Right, that's done then (for now). 

Narration for Audio vid




Gene expression, or DNA translation is how out genes produce the proteins that they code for.

DNA, Deoxyribose nucleic acid, is like a man at the control desk of the cell.It is made of 4 bases, Adenine which binds to Thymine and Guanine which binds to cytosine. 

In order for gene expression, these bases are unzipped by an enzyme called helicase. 

This allows transcription to RNA, ribose nucleic acid. RNA bases to line up against the DNA. It's called transcription because it's in the same language of nucleic acid. 

Then the RNA is translated into a different language, the language of protein. 

These proteins then go on and do all the interesting processes of the cell. It makes us do all the things we do and makes us look and act differently. 

Create your own protein!

This is great, you can create your own protein- it's use to teach kids about gene expression

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/dna/transcribe/

Movement Activated Video

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Well this video is by no means perfect either... I don't really have time to improve it before tomorrow I don't think. I think as long as I give a little explanation it should be ok. ALl the faces coming towards I guess is a bit baffling. But it's supposed to show individual differentiation, and when they turn into masks and air conditioners and irons it's supposed to show different personalities and doing different things. The rest of the video could just be tidier and neaten up I guess. It's too fast to really take in at once but it's looped so hopefully people will watch a few times round. 

Explanation for show tommorow


I though I should explain a bit of what I'm doing at the show tomorrow




7.30pm  Vidoes of Expression and Translation 


This is an interactive video exhibition which explains the process of Gene Expression, how genes code for proteins. DNA (Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid) is transcripted into RNA (Ribose Nucleic Acid), which is then translated into Protein. 

It is called transcription from DNA to RNA because they are both Nucleic Acids so it's kind of like someone writing something out the same language but on another piece of paper. It's called translation from RNA to Protein because they are different molecules so it's a bit like someone saying the same thing but in a different language. 

The proteins then catalyse reactions, form neurotransmitters, hormones and receptors and basically do all the interesting things inside and outside the cell. This makes us grow, think, look how we look and helps determine our personalities and makes us do everything we do. For example, do the ironing or buy an african mask at a museum gift shop.

I hope to explain this process in an exciting and playful way. The videos here will only play if you narrate them in a silly voice or if you dance in front of them.


Music is provided by instrumental music producer, Riksy Bizzness. 

 
I work as a teacher of English as a foreign language (TEFL teacher) and this experience has taught me that silliness during learning helps to both foster a pleasant classroom environment and to help commit information to memory. 

There is also a video of the Present Perfect tense (e.g. I have eaten lunch), starring class 2 from the Select English Adult course. 

The present Perfect tense is used as an analogy because it can be confusing for non-native English speakers because it is not present in all languages. Also because it is used to talk about past events which now have bearing on your present status. So it's often used to share experiences. E.g. Have you ever ridden a motorbike? (And because I am a TEFL teacher and I wanted to be able to use this for this project.)


 
For more info..........

http://mastersprojectscienceanimation.blogspot.co.uk/

8.30 Michael Greenwell


A mix of short political films, sometimes serious, sometimes not so. 

These have been made over a number of years, basically when I have time. Sometimes they focus on a specific issue, sometimes they are just a good way to blow off steam. 
 
 
9pm  Professor Karmadillo 


“Professor Karmadillo sings songs of science, using clever lyrics, humour and background displays to provide entertaining and informative insights into topics ranging from particle physics to genetics wrapped up in an arthouse framework. The Divine Comedy meets Einstein!http://professorkarmadillo.com ”

Monday, 30 July 2012

Silly voice activation DNA video

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I used the sound level watcher in isadora (left level set at 22, but that might be improved upon.)

Speed of the movie 0 to 5, initialise at 1.

But I will have to give a long narration to keep the viewer talking so they can see the whole video.


Maybe I could say they can just make any high-ptched noise. But I think more learning would occur if they talked about DNA.


Actually this video could be better. It doesn't end properly and the transcription part could be easier to understand. (shoe the RNA appearing at the transcription part)

There's a typo in the 'functioning of the cell' part and the "translation' part is too short.


ALso the 'individual differenciation' part could be more interesting.

Let's see if I have time to make it a lot better!


Also, I haven't actually worked out how to make Isadora respond to pitch in sound- only volume. But I kind of think I could get away with saying it only responds to a really low or high voice- a least for a bit anyway.

I have to write a long narration to keep people talking to it!

Present Perfect Class 2

video


This is a little film I made for my class, using the present perfect tense to give a sentence about their experiences.

I showed it to them at the leaving party. I hope they liked it!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sound watcher

So I'm trying to use this video... to only play if some one speaks, or even better puts on a funny high voice... using the sound watcher actor in Isadora.





But this video is not really well- suited. It's  a bit clumsy anyway so you can't tell if it is playing smoothly or not.

video


Also there's just a bunch of random drawings and you can't really tell what's going on.



Another video

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Ok Donna Allen's Serious is not appropriate music...

Monday, 23 July 2012

Interactive Learning

http://seeper.com/baskerville/

This is a similar thing to what I'm trying to do I think. Autistic kids were given these interactive games to play with to help their learning.

Boundary Functions (1998) by Scott Snibbe





I think this is quite interesting too. People walk around and a line traces the boundaries between people, tracing their personal space. The art doesn't really exist unless a person is there. 

Maurice Benayoun


I just looked up 'interactive art' on wikipedia- I found this really interesting. Maurice Benayoun has made this virtual reality where you walk through a warzone. You can take photos but then your subject disappears.... and it's printed out for you somewhere. I think it's really powerful...

I can use Live Trace in Illustrator!


CARET

I have found some work experience with CARET. I am very excited about it but I hope I have enough time to finish my masters project!!!!

CARET

Sunday, 22 July 2012

This weird video...


Look at 7.55 to see the man's face transform!!!!

Learn English online

I found this series of videos on youtube- an eccentric Englishman has made a series of teaching english videos.

Vowel Sounds of English

video


This is a film I started ages ago- designed to help teach the sounds of English. I can't really use it for the show though because I think the audio is very important. Unless I stood next to it and said "ah" but that would upset the 'flow' I think. 

Sitcom/Japanese kids

I would like to try to make an internet sitcom style video about expression and translation- perhaps with an awkward character (like awkward black girl)... I hope I have time!!!!

ALSO... Look at this from some Japanese students. How cute! It's also quite funny to see "Jessica's class is very excited." Translation innit. I think TEFL teacher perspective would be ripe with material. I would also like to make a video for a song my boyfriend wrote called "I'm your beaky guy" about the love between a fish and an eagle. Perhaps they can come together.


Isadora

YES! So I think I have Isadora arranged so that the speed increases if you move (or dance) faster!!!

The object velocity is linked to movie player speed (initialise at 1 and min 0, max 8 is good)

But you have to play the music separately or else it sounds horrible.



Now I just need to buy a projector and we're away!!!!

Present Perfect Tense FINAL


OK that's it... now I need to get to grips with Isadora!!!

video

present perfect again

Still not perfect! Should not have 'resolume' everywhere


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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Maybe this will look nice...





Present Perfect

OK This isn't perfect, there are some typos and some bits are a bit confusing...


video

Who is Antonio, lets see antonio. And also it shouldn't start with a negative. Lets start with Maria.

Disposable Cinema

I went to 'Disposable Cinema' Last night. I really like the idea of this... films made from lo-fi, low budget means. It seems more inclusive to people who are not so much accustomed to making films.

My favourite was 'Smoke and Mirrors' from Nicola Woodham. She says she liked films about London life but aren't so many from a female perspective and this is what she wanted to show. She narrates the story, and I think the narration is engaging and very funny.

I guess it's similar to the narration in my 'Supermarket' film but it's much more slow moving and believable. I think it works really well. Maybe I should try being slower.

Nicola Woodham 'Smoke and Mirrors' on vimeo










Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Pure Data

Pure Data might be useful VJ software too

English Class Nice TIme

Today I had a lovely moment in the English class (they are beginners) we listened to Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin and then we all sang it together.

Then it was funny because we had a discussion about whether it's better to be an optimist or a pessimist.


Nice moving images...



Max Hattler's video work 2010


https://vimeo.com/18637116


Ryan Davis - Beluga


https://vimeo.com/42970913



ben sheppee ...









This film looks interesting... 


A. Visualist


http://www.arts-numeriques.info/daily-watch/2011/09/25/a-visualist-by-jimmy-howe-non-linear-co-film/

Sunday, 15 July 2012

This is funny!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_liw1imq2TV1qbx538.gif

WOW!

I made the stage big!!!!





Done it...

I think I managed to do it!


I set up motion tracking, then feed 'velocity of object' from 'eyes' directly to 'visible' on the movie player. But this was too sensitive. It kept turning on and off and going nuts.

So I thought maybe I need an actor between eyes and moving player to make the values less sensitive. I tried envelope generator and value trigger but I couldn't really get them to do that. I don't really know if they are supposed to do that.

So then I just linked velocity to speed. i think this is better!!! But the sound then goes all awful- so I think I'll have to play sound separately...

I have to work out how to make the stage bigger too- I hope it is possible with just the trial version!!!



Maybe you have to buy Isadora to make the stage bigger.

Maybe I can strategically place a projector to circumvent this. Also better check the PA for the Cambridge show!

Racghchghchgh!!!

I'm feeling quite frustrated today, trying to work out how to use Isadora- but it is not going well!

Maybe I can wait for Jaygo to come back and he can show me...


Others things I must do...

1. Make videos (better)
2. Advertise the event for interaction.
3. Speak to students/my boss/other teachers/friends to see if they want to get involved.
4. Maybe make a video for "I'm your beaky guy"

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Antonio hasn't learnt to drive

video

present perfect tense poster


video

I think something about this video is a bit cringe. I'm not quite sure what though...

Typography video with DNA illustration

video

video

I feel very excited about this!!!


Imagine if kids could go dancing every night and have fun- but also revise for their their classes at the same time!



Turkish Disco Greats

...just because they're nice...




TURKISH Disco Folk Psych Funk organ e-saz 45 River Volga sound 70s New 2012 



Kamuran Akkor - Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz






Ferdi Tayfur - Sanmaki Yaşıyorum