Embracing Serendipity: Sunlight & Voyeurism

I see a lot of potential to manipulate time and light elements with Max/MSP, so I have begun collecting footage of things that may be interesting to:

  • Speed up, slow down, time lapse, reverse, etc.
  • Apply filters of light to, and play with lens glare a little

Here is an example of some footage I collected recently – biking around Brooklyn. Hopefully it can turn into something nice!

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From API to LED: Creating the Crystal

Creating the physical enclosure for the CRYP0MANIA crystal was a project in and of itself. This post is about the crystals physical details.

For a summary of the sculpture overall, read more here. For details on the code and wiring of the crystal, read more here.

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(Welcome to) Planet Music

Before landing on Planet Music, a spaceman traveled a great distance in response to the musical phenomenon. Along the way he met and grooved with super-saiyan by the name of Will Hallet.

Copyright to Swedish House Mafia and Virgin / EMI for the song Greyhound.

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Sailing through Christmas

My first project using Unity – a 3-D game engine.

I created a character using Adobe Fuse (incredibly buggy, sidelined software at the moment), and found animations for it in Mixamo. These characters can then be uploaded to Unity.

As you can see, the character is pretty good, but not perfect –  our characters poor feet pay the price.

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A/V Video Project: Final Video

As the last digital film scraps are swept away from the metaphorical cutting room floor, I am happy to announce the completion of the following instructional video on how to laser cut an acrylic box. Enjoy!

ITP: Laser Cut Box Instructable from Jim on Vimeo.

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A/V Video Project: Editing for Rough Cuts

This week, the A/V squad took our raw footage and transformed them into rough cuts of our final video. This was my first experience with Adobe products including Premiere and Photoshop.

We are recording voice-over material and the final video is on the way; check in next week for it.

A combination of edited video, screen overlays, and voiceover audio to make a finished rough cut

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A/V Video Project: Storyboarding

Meet my partners in crime: Jim & Yeon Hee; we will be working together on a video project for the next few weeks.

Our goal is to create a video on how to make an Acrylic Box – one of these:

We performed the storyboarding process this week and this and agreed upon the structure. The current storyboarding is as follows:

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