animation trials

So, my proposal for this project was that I’d collect a few stories about their imaginary friends and create an animation based on their descriptions. Then I’d ask them where they’d like to see their imaginary friend and project the animation in that location.

I came into various external and internal difficulties:

– It was hard getting the kids to commit to a meeting time especially when they hadn’t finished their homework or projects.

– Children get sick.

– Laptops never have enough memory and eventually crash unexpectedly.

– Flash is awesome, but sucks when it must close unexpectedly.

Anyhow, the following is documentation of an animation I was able to restore.

This one almost didn’t show up at all.

This one is better projected, but it looks more distorted in the quicktime.

These following videos are of the animations alone, not projected.

I’m still trying to recover the squirrel animation, but the first time I projected it, it didn’t come through. I’m going to switch projectors next time. I don’t think this one was ideal for this project.

woweee WOW! i had such a fuckin awesome sophomore review on Friday!! maricones!! my fuckin puppet paintings kicked ass- even though i didn’t even show them… whateves.


::insert zena’s little dance here::



here’s an old flash project that I projected on my neighborhood buildings in Wilkinsburg, PA. and here’s the documentation of the actual projection. It began with me sitting at the corner collecting flowers drawn by the pedestrians that passed me by, then I scanned the flowers and turned them into a looping animation via flash (my first experience with flash). I later projected the animation with the hopes that more neighbors would come and see it. But it sparked really excellent conversation about property owners and the possibilities with a neighborhood that does have many abandoned properties. 🙂

Here’s my second attempt at the animation. Click here.

so I made my first go round of my animation, but as you will see it’s way too fast. So, here is a really quick 10 sec preview. I’m going to have to create multiples of my character as this one didn’t stand up to the 10 sec. challenge.

Until Monday



ps… it takes a while to load… I’ll make it in a different format for Monday.

unit 60

So, I don’t like my sound collage for this assignment. What I did was take a couple layers of the collage and make the animation to that.

Everything kept working against me in this project. If it wasn’t cause the program kept quitting on my poor excuse of a home computer [and dumbie over here wasn’t saving as constantly as she should have] , it was cause Sawyer’s curiosity led her steal my flash drive. … I still don’t know where that damn thing is. Hopefully I find it before we start the stop motion project. I had some really good stuff on it that was layered scanned images. I suppose it looked mosaic-like…

To say the least this is a frustrated last attempt to show that I understand how to use flash…

note to self: don’t underestimate the length of time it takes to export…



only zombies live in new york city.

come back home, please

– z

little sawyer has been sick for a while now. she hasn’t been able to keep food down for the past two days. i hope we don’t have to go to the hospital like last mother’s day…

sound project number 2

so, with this project i tried to conceptually tried to create a soundscape of my mind using recorded noises from my home. The repetitive-ness of this is based on the fact that my life with a family has become stuck in a rhythm of in some sense “mundane” doxa. And it’s frustrating when I used to be so spontaneous and random and now I’m forced to be practical and scheduled. blah. which is one of the reasons I want to get out of here. Anyhow, I recorded two voice tracks, white noise from home, and my daughter’s xylophone.