Saturday, March 5, 2011

Machinima Music Video

For this project. Me and Dan Conroy teamed up to make a music video to one of our favorite songs from our childhood, none other than Jump by Kris Kross. We decided to shoot in a strip club, to fit with the music video theme. We ran into a few troubles (apparently they frown upon shirtless guys in sunglasses dancing on the stage ) but otherwise we had a great time filming it and got some good shots out of it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Art & the Avatar

1.) What are some of the advantages/disadvantages to creating an Avatar that looks extremely similar to your own personal appearance?

2.) How can an avatar be used as an art tool, or in what ways can modern digital art use avatars to further connect people on a digital level?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Second Life Performance Preposal

For my performance idea, I thought it would be cool for us to all dress stereotypically as a different time period or decade. For example, I'm dressed as somewhat of a "greaser" from the 50's, but it would be cool if we all walked around in a group of different time period people (20's vaudvillian, 30's gangster, 60's hippie, 80's businessman etc)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Second Life Object

 This is my second life object. It looks simple but definitely wasn't! I made a wall (ok well that part was simple) but I decided to play around with different building effects to make something new. So I used the hollow tool to create a opening within the wall, now I had a window but I wanted to make it a bit more realistic than that. So , making another prim I made it the same size as the hole, then adjusted the transparency to make it look like glass, then i moved that into the hollow area of the wall, added a texture, and now I have a real working window (it even catches sunlight differently and gives off reflections) moving the two prims in line was definitely the hardest part of this project.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Second Life Self Portrait

So, this didn't work too well, I eventually figured out that my problem was the sides of my face got way too bumpy which caused the front to kinda get stretched and make me look like Sloth from the Goonies. Next time I need to figure out how to use the clone stamp tool better to make my edges more smooth and get those side textures a lot more do able.