Definitely my favorite part from the first class was the sharpie film strip project. Immediately I was trying to speculate how what we made on the strip would transfer over. Experimenting with different designs, lines, and patterns became especially rewarding when they were shown on screen. I was surprised to find the parts I put the most detail in barely ever registered on the screen. The small intricate shapes can easily disappear inside the chaos. The big swooping lines, which became animated once put on the screen, were from mine the best success.
However my classmates took this assignment further than I did. There was as lot of simple animation that left me astounded. Everything in the film strip moved around, but it was primarily erratic and chaotic. The piece that stands out in my mind the most was the strip where a flowery looking line in the center of the screen curled into itself and disappeared. I wish I knew more about animation.
As far as the visualization board project, I’m not really sure what art focus I’m going to do. Possibly Surrealism. We looked into the Surrealists in my IN 135 class and they seem pretty interesting. Definitely out there.