Jeanne Kelly

Posts Tagged ‘animation’


In Fall 2010 on September 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm
via  QNQ/AUJIK on Vimeo.


Lasers and Photoluminescent Paint

In Fall 2010, Wow on September 19, 2010 at 11:26 am

Fade Out, an eye-catching visual display system developed by media artists Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi, uses laser beams to “print” ephemeral glow-in-the-dark images on a wall-mounted screen coated with photoluminescent paint.

After the computer receives and processes a digital image (in this case, a webcam snapshot), ultraviolet laser beams are fired at the photoluminescent screen to produce square pixels of glowing green light. Subtle gradations are created by controlling the timing of the laser shots and allowing the darker portions of the image to fade. The completed image gradually disappears as the glow of the screen dims.

Creators are now looking at ways to create glowing images in liquid and on irregular surfaces.

via Pink Tentacle.

Battle of Branchage

In Wow on June 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Architectural Projection Mapping @ Branchage Film Festival 2009

Projection mapping by seeper | video by flat-e | via Vimeo.

Motion Graphics | Fixing the Roosevelt Island Animatic

In Major Studio Narrative, Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010 on May 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

The reworking of the video turned out okay.  I think the music really adds the right feeling.  I’m thinking of replacing some of the drawings with photographs.  It still needs a lot of work but it’s getting there.

360° Light Field Display

In CG Modeling, Spring 2010, Wow on April 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm

The Graphics Lab at the University of Southern California has come up with a cheap way to create images in 3D space (as opposed to planar space) by using a spinning mirror called a light-field display. Basically high speed video is projected onto a quickly spinning mirror, which then “reflects a different and accurate image to each potential viewer.” The system uses an algorithm to figure out the correct shading and occlusion for the image. via-

Major Studio | Who ~ What ~ Where | Modern Ruins 4

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on April 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm

The Final Iteration

or “As far as I can take it this time.”

So I’ve rewritten the narrative to incorporate the new limitations and to include the future of the structure and what it will be for those who will visit.  Not having access to the structure itself leaves me to drawing what I can to animate the narrative.

I decided to us a voiceover to guild us through the history and let the visuals be absorbed in suport of the narrative.  I wrote a simple script highlighting the key points in the history of the Smallpox Hospital and better half, Christopher Abell did the voice over and recording with me.  He has a much richer voice then I do and it fit perfectly with the subject of the piece.

I organized the transitions according to the narration, using text to create the flow in the animation between the different stages of the hospital.  In my research I found an old Smallpox Hospital opening announcement which I really liked the look of (the grid of this is really great).

I used this as a template to create a similar sign for the Renwick Smallpox Hospital.  It was interesting to disassemble this peice and realize that a lot of the look I that I appreciate in this “poster” is the spacing and clustering of the individual words.  In reproducing this I had to “set” each word (sometimes a group of words) in the line.  The uniform spacing of the computer destroys this feel and the rhythm it generates.(using the information from the Smallpox hospital.

I did some research and gave a lot of thought to the font styles and really wanted the different type fit the change in the history of the building.  These are the fonts I chose for the transitions:

Oldnewspaper Type – 1850’s

CrappyGothic – 1850’s

Chelsea – 1900’s

Yoxall – 1950’s

TRASHED – 1975

Helvetica Neue – 2009

Animation Stills

Final thoughts:

I had a lot of problems with importing the layers into After Effects. And I had to finally create the animation in Photoshop instead, which meant I presented without the audio.  The timing was also thrown off in the conversion to photoshop; what was once a smooth flowing animation turned into a very choppy studdering work.

It does have a kind of stop-motion feel to it, but not what I had intended.  What I presented was only a pale comparison to what my original final intent was.   This is what was presented:

Renwick Smallpox Hospital from Jeanne Kelly on Vimeo.

Motion Graphics | Final Concept

In Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010 on April 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Story Boards and Style Sheet

My inital concept for the final is a remapping of the Tibet House map I started as part of the 7in7 project from Major Studio last semester.

The style board above sets the mood and below are a few screen cap of the buddha I am building in Maya.

I may still change this however.  I might decide to take my Roosevelt Island animation to the next level and fix all the bugs in it for the final in Motion Graphics.  Jane Pirone had mentioned maybe to adding it to the Not For Tourist website.  So I think now I’d like to really take it somewhere and then let her have it for the sight.  It’ll be win win.

Major Studio | Who ~ What ~ Where | Modern Ruins

In Major Studio Narrative, Spring 2010 on April 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Concept Presentation:

“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.”  ~ Thomas S. Monson

Design Question:  How do we preserve the past while making room for the future?

Since the beginning of recorded history the ruins and artifacts of ancient civilizations have fascinated travelers and local inhabitants alike.  These time-posts of our existence point us to contemplate on our past as a species and as individuals.

They are one of the few ways modern man can come into contact with the wonders of ancient technology and art. And they beg us to ask ourselves how have we evolved and, at times, regressed.

Some of the  most popular travel designations in the world are remnants of cultures and peoples unknown to modern man.

Visiting the Past

Who~What~Where Concept Presentation from Jeanne Kelly on Vimeo.
But what where those structures before they where ancient?  Before they were ruins?  When they were first abandoned?  What thoughts did these spaces conjure before the people themselves began to see them as part of a distant past?  A past not easily recognizable in themselves.

The ruins of the Greeks inspired the Romans to build and expand their empire in it’s likeness. Striving to surpass the perfection they observed in  the ruins they lived among.  Later, the “Everyman” of the Dark Ages could gaze upward to the collapsing Roman aqueducts and know it was not long before him that those same magnificent structures once watered his fields.  Perhaps his father and certainly his grandfather remembered when and how the water flowed.  And even now travelers make special excursions to look at what remains of those same structures and wonder what life was like then. Questioning how these once vital constructions came to such a grim end.

New York City is recognized around the world as a modern metropolis.  It’s skyline is dominated by skyscrapers of steel and glass.  People visit this city for the new and the innovative; to shop and be entertained.  In New York City, the old must constantly give way to the new.  And yet, New York occasionally learns to be respectful of it’s past.  More and more often waves of preservation wash over the city that save many important spaces from decay.  But only after the regrettable and disgraceful loss of so many beautiful and significant structures throughout the city.  In Manhattan, the modern “Everyman” does not live with his distant past, which moves further and further away at an ever quickening pace as we replace the old with the new.

There is one building you  will not yet find in your traveler’s guide.  A derelict structure where the past still speaks with it’s own voice.

Renwick Smallpox Hospital

Built:  1854

Opened:  1856

Closed:  1950

Location Age:  156 years

Abandonment:  60 years

Current Status:  Abandoned / Designated National Historic Landmark

Location Genre:  Sanitarium / Isolation Hospital

Located In:  Manhattan, NY / Roosevelt Island

Designed by architect James Renwick Jr., whose more notable works include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the 100 bed facility was part of a multitude of public institutions created care for New York City’s unfortunate and destitute.

Throughout it’s abandonment attempts where made to restore or preserve the structure. “ … however the building remains an uninhabitable ruin with all the romance which any great work of architecture retains as long as its general outlines can be discerned, evoking memories of its past.”

There is no roof, nor inner walls.  There are barely any floors.  Only the gray gneiss and brick foundation remain.  Wooden timbers support the balconies from a 1975 preservation effort.

What was the impact of these structures when life was still evident in them and nature and man had only just begun their deconstruct?

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-
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Motion Graphics | Project 5 | Animated Logo

In Motion Graphics 1, Spring 2010 on March 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Design and animate a corporate logo. It has to be NTSC D1 720 x 486. It can be your make believe future company or it can be a make believe future company that you would like to see, or it can be your tag, or symbol. Research corporate logo’s and see what they’re made of. Go absolutely wild and use whatever you have in your AE arsenal so far, like use fade in and fade out, sound effects, music, parenting, TRACK MATTES, creative use of alpha channels, motion blur and TYPOGRAPHY. But DON’T throw in type willy nilly. Think about it what you’re trying to convey and how the typography enhances your message.