Jeanne Kelly

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Metropia | An Interesting Looking Animation

In Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010, Wow on March 31, 2010 at 12:49 am

Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.

Tribeca Film Festival and Apple

The Apple Store, SoHo, is taking part in the Tribeca Film Festival for the sixth year in a row. To celebrate the spirit of independent film, they’re hosting dozens of free filmmaking events from April 23 to May 1.

Grab a seat in the theater for an exclusive Meet the Filmmakers session and hear the film industry’s leading writers, directors, producers, and actors discuss their latest projects.

Meet the Filmmakers

In the Meet the Filmmakers series, some of the leading actors, writers, and directors in the film industry take us behind the scenes of their latest film projects

Tarik Saleh The Egyptian-Swedish writer-director speaks about his animated science-fiction film Metropia, a futuristic look at a terrifying Europe where the world is running out of oil. Saleh and his collaborators used an innovative technique in which actual photographs were altered and heavily stylized in a computer program, and then animated.

The photo manipulation used to create this looks fascinating.

“Metropia takes place in a not-so-distant future. The world is running out of oil and the underground train systems have been connected into a gigantic subway network beneath Europe. Whenever Roger from Stockholm enters this system he hears a strangers voice in his head. He looks to the mysterious Nina to help him escape the disturbing web of the Metro, but the further they travel, the deeper hes involved in a dark conspiracy.”  via- http://www.catsuka.com
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CG Modeling | The Little Village

In CG Modeling, Spring 2010 on March 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

This is a rough draft of the presentation of the of my CG village.

I now know I want to add some photoshop collages of the wireframe fading into the uv maps.  It need a title of course and the black needs to be replaced.  Global Illumination was off for these renders, which will have to be corrected.  Other little tweaks here and there and I think it’ll come together well. I also need to adjust the color scheme.

Major Studio Narrative | Diagramming the Narrative | Prototype Layers Version 2

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on March 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

This was the final prototype I developed before the laser etching. I separated out the different layers below.  The color will be allpied with link embedded into the etching areas and the surface wiped clean.

Narrative and Dynamic Systems | Mapping | The Haunted Baby

In Narrative & Dynamic Systems, Spring 2010 on March 24, 2010 at 4:17 am

Here’s a scan of the original, its a little clear then the photo above …

The colums of text the the right are the narrative keys that corresponds to the numbers on the map.  Here they are in a clear format.  Just keep clicking to enlarge.

Design For the Majority | Research Results

In Design for the Majority | Collab, Spring 2010 on March 20, 2010 at 2:02 am

I’ve compiled the research. Please click the image below to download a copy of the original document. This does not include sketches, diagrams, and illustration. I will post those separately later in the week. I will then link it back to HERE.

Narrative and Dynamic Systems | Mapping | Choose Your Own Nightmare

In Narrative & Dynamic Systems, Spring 2010 on March 18, 2010 at 6:14 am

I have The Haunted Baby all mapped out.  I still want to add the key phrase and ideas to spice it up a bit, but that’ll happen later.

I started with drawing it all out page by page on some butcher paper I taped to the door.  I still had to be conscious of leaving enough room around each branch incase it too branched even further away.  What turned out to be one of the most interesting aspects of this was discovering how few choices I really had.  I also found it quite amazing that they didn’t reuse some of the pages, but I guess it’s not as much fun for the reader if every path doesn’t lead to something completely different.
And I had to use this typeface.  It just screamed Haunted Baby at me. (but that’s a whole other story.)

Thesis | 3D Scan of a Head | First Test

In Spring 2010 on March 18, 2010 at 4:43 am

Well after several months trying to get this started I have finally gotten there.  I now have attempted the first head scan.  Stitching it together however is going to be a whole other game.  I already have the next scan date lined up for a week from today.  I think this time I will also have the subject (which might have to be me this time) wear a swim cap.  The scanner does not like hair.

Michael Rothberg, the 3D Print Manager at Parsons The New School for Design is me helping figure out the 3D Scanner.  I want to know now if this is a feasible approach to capturing my subjects likeness in 3D for the myth transformation.  Michael was great in explaining how everything worked and made a lot of helpful suggestions (like Halli should wear goggles so we don’t blind her!) Good idea!  So $10 tanning goggles later and we were ready to roll.

Halli Gomberg was the first test subject.  We’re collaborating on a different project together and she was nice enough (and interested for her own research) to sit perfectly still with endless patients while tiny lasers slowly passed over her.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10127648&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=7a8f03&fullscreen=1
I took some documentation footage and Halli edited it together and posted this time-lapse video of some of the footage.  That is Halli looking like she needs to dial into the matrix and Michael tweaking the equipment.  I should mention the time-lapse, in real time each pass of the lasers takes about about 10 minutes.

Kate MccGwire @ The Museum of Arts and Design

In Spring 2010, Wow on March 14, 2010 at 5:58 am

Kate MccGwire will be doing a site specific installation in NYC in April at The Museum of Arts and Design.  I can’t wait.

via – .Juxtapoz Magazine –.

Major Studio Narrative | Diagramming the Narrative | Prototype Layers Version 1

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on March 12, 2010 at 3:56 am

Here are the initial prototypes layers for our narrative conversation with a few of the combinations:  There’re not all here because are too simple to amount to much on there own.  Click on the thumbnails below to see larger versions.  It’s hard to imagine how these will look and behave when each one is etched on a 1/4 acrylic.  It’ll be interesting to see.

Major Studio Narrative | Diagramming the Narrative | Prototype Map

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on March 11, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Halli and I have decided to prototype the acrylic layers design.   So I’m creating a templates for the laser cutter.  I’m using two 24″ X 36″ sheets of acrylic that I’ll pick up from Canal Plastics on Saturday and drop off at the lab.  (yay to Zip Cars)  These will be cut into 10″ x 10″  squares.  On each square will be one layer of our interview map.  On each layer will be a different outline of Halli’s left torso.  These will be lines formed from transcribed text of the interview to create the contours.  These lines will mimic the feeling of traced MRIs like those of  artist Angela Palmer.  Additionally, these will contain traces of the lymphatic system beneath Halli’s arm, this tracing can again be constructed with text from the transcript of the interview, but focusing on the diagnosis in on this layer to create the shape.

Particular aspects of the conversation will be emphasized by the depth of the etching.  Keywords, one’s that are actually spoke by Halli and yet also resonate unspoken in other area of the conversation.  For example, keywords will be etched much deeper into the layer.  We decided against simply enlarging the size of the keyword text as a method to convey meaning.  We felt the overall tone of the interview was very understated, paced and very even, this is better evoked with a consistent line width.  And the layered meaning of “carving deep” into the material to indicate depth of meaning and depth of emotion in the conversation as well as beneath the surface works well.  I am looking into retching on the back as well, but the layout become substantially more difficult to convey to the laser technicians.  I don’t know if they would be willing to attempt it.  I’ll know soon hopefully.

So I’m creating a templates for the laser cutter.  I’m using two 24″ X 36″ sheets of acrylic that I’ll pick up from Canal Plastics on Saturday and drop off at the lab.  (yay to Zip Cars)  These will be cut into 10″ x 10″  squares.  On each square will be one layer of our interview map.