Layered Time Personal
Katie Spensieri is currently a fourth year student at Alfred State College studying graphic design, with an associates in architecture. She has a general diverse knowledge of different kinds of art such as photography, film making mixed mediums with paint, pencil, and pen, digital art, and print making. She often includes geometric shapes to either frame pieces or to add dimensions in a unique way. They can also give the piece a surreal feel to them. In her photography work, she brings out perspectives and colors while still having the photo look as natural as possible.
Layered time Final Project
For my final project I will be up cycling clothes bought from the thrift store. I will have a projection of some video clips and pictures of the clothing of what they looked like before, and after.
The way I will be showing layer time is through the projections, by showing before and after clips.
I will make this piece interactive by either having the projections project through and onto the clothes somehow, or have some people actually wear them while the projection is playing.
For this kinetic typography project, I chose to use a short poem. The concept for this piece was to make it like a story. Having each frame flow into the other. I also wanted the words to actually do and represent what they said. For example, “shoot” literally shoots into the universe. I used a limited color palette but at the same time, wanted it to be colorful and playful, with both cool and arm tones. I also wanted the colors to represent what the poem was saying as well.
For this drawing, I sat at a window at night for seven days, drawing what I saw both in and outside. The medium I chose to use was pen. I chose to use pen because I thought the contrast with the paper would look the best. I also chose pen because I had to except any mistakes I made, and really make me think about what size pens I should use for certain things, rather than shading.
For this exercise, I blurred out the girl’s tattoo. By tracking the mask, It was a lot easier to follow the tattoo without having to adjust the mask shape too much. Since she moves towards the camera and then back to where she started, I did have to adjust the mask a little bit throughout the video. In one part of the video, she is close to the camera, and focuses the camera so the audience can see her tattoo more clear. In order to make sure that you couldn’t see the tattoo when she focuses on it, I played around with the amount of blurriness.
For this video, I used the mosaic feature to mask out his face. I used the same technique as I did in the blurred mask. This video was more challenging to mask because the subject does around a lot. His guitar was also a challenging aspect because, whenever it passed his face, the mask would change shape dramatically. So for this video, I had to go through more fames to adjust the masks.
For the exercise, I animated the caption to fade into the screen, to drop down one letter at a time, and I also made the caption shake. By using key frames, I was able to control when, and how long it would take for the caption would fade onto the screen. They were also used for animating the text. In the animate button under “Range Selector,” I moved the position of the text from off the top of the screen to the center of the screen. This is how the letters dropped down one by one. Lastly, I dragged the text animation “quiver” onto the text file, which made the caption quiver.