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NCMA: ART, NATURE, LIGHT AND SOUND April 22, 2010

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Fresh Look: Evolving Art & Design in NC
NCMA: Museum on the Move

http://www.ncartmuseum.org/interim/events.php

Saturday, April 24th, 11 AM–5 PM
Sunday, April 25th, 11 AM–2:45 PM

ART, NATURE, LIGHT AND SOUND
NCSU COLLEGE OF DESIGN,
ADVANCED MEDIA LAB

go.ncsu.edu/advancedmedialab

Projected computer animations are among the first works of art visitors experience in East Building. Collaborating designers, Lee Cherry and Donnie Wrights, with Associate Professor, Pat FitzGerald from the Advanced Media Lab at the North Carolina State University, College of Design created and developed several  different light and sound installations for the NCMA opening.

Above the staircase, the animation series ‘Wheels of Fortune’ displays nature imagery in parallax patterns, alongside synchronous sounds. Farther inside, visitors’ movements trigger light and sound projections onto gallery walls through an invisible interface all the while gazing at a cascading wall of images, typography and poetry in motion. In addition to the interactive events, short film animations created and produced by undergraduate students from the Art & Design program at the NCSU College of Design will be showcased in the exhibit space along the lower entrance level.

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filmSpark Call for Entries! July 22, 2009

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Is now open!
filmSpark is hosting three short film screenings for SparkCon 2009:

1. Freaks, Geeks, and Weirdos – Interpretation of what this means is left to you.
2. Animate! – Innovative Animation Shorts.
3. Make Me Laugh. I Dare You. – Comedic Shorts

Deadline is AUGUST 14, 2009 AT 5PM.

Please see here for more details and the entry form. For any questions, please email film@sparkcon.com.
Looking forward to your submissions!

Animation Fest 2009 April 22, 2009

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Featuring the work of students in the
Animation Studios ADN460 + ADN560

Animation Fest will be this Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7 p.m. in Burns Auditorium. All are welcome.

Burns Auditorium @ NC State Univesity, College of Design
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Animation Fest 2009

FIN. Senior Show. April 2, 2009

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This Friday is First Friday!

The Fish Market will be honoring the graduating Art and Design seniors on Friday, April 3rd by holding a special show entitled “Fin”.

Each of the sixteen seniors will have a collection of their work displayed; collections range from paintings, animations, fibers, and sculptures. Stop by between 6 PM to 11 PM to become a part of downtown Raleigh’s First Friday festivities.

If you are unable to attend Friday, feel free to stop by the gallery the following Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th, between 1 PM and 4 PM. The Fish Market are located down the stairway at the corner of Fayetteville Street and Hargett Street.

Fish Market

IBM-NCSU PATHFINDER MENTORING PROGRAM March 16, 2009

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“Design Center Tour”

Friday, March 27th, 2009 –  2:00PM to 3:30PM
IBM RTP Campus, Building 201

Get an email invitation to this open-house event where you will hear about design projects from several IBM Designers in various fields such as Client Experience, User Experience and Industrial Design.  These designers will walk you through projects where they have created new technologies, processes, products and experiences.  Time for Q&A, along with the opportunity to view design models will follow the tour.

Questions: Linda Brown, blinda@us.ibm.com

www.ibm.ncsu.edu/pathfinder

Job Opportunity: Graphic/Multimedia Designer March 5, 2009

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Immersion MediaProgressive, fun Fayetteville, NC company looking for accomplished multimedia graphic designer.

Work with a small team on national accounts. Must be self-motivated, ambitious and execution oriented. Successful candidate must know Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator.

Knowledge of css, php and action script 3 is a plus. Must have examples of work and/or portfolio. This is not a job for a beginning designer or a pansy artist. Possibility of contractor position, but full-time is preferred. Professional, serious inquiries only.

Rick Perko
President Immersion Media
www.imsports.com
910.868.8441 (o)

Design Expo (DXR) Expands to Charlotte in 2009 February 20, 2009

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After two extremely successful years, Design Expo Raleigh will expand to a second location (Charlotte, NC) in 2009 and will simply be known as Design Expo or DXR.

The theme for DXR’09 is “Designing Change.”

The purpose of DXR ’09 is to present great design to the public and to give designers, both professionals and students, a forum to display and discuss their work. A unique showcase of applied arts coming together as a whole, Design Expo promotes broader awareness of many different design disciplines and creates an opportunity for local designers to network with each other, students, and the public. Among the diverse applied arts to be represented at DXR ’09 are Animation, Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Textile/Fashion Design.

The schedule for this year’s event will be:

Raleigh: May 1-9 at Flanders Art Gallery
Charlotte: August 20-22 at the Mint Museum of Craft and Design

DXR’09 depends on innovators like you to make it a success. Come be a part of this great celebration and show what you have created!

Click Here to learn more about this event and how to get involved.

www.dxraleigh.com

Podcasting Resources January 9, 2009

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A lengthy overview and resources available for creating and setting up a Podcast; which is a bit or trial-and-error as well as a subtle artistic endeavor. This is a running document for students taking Universal by Design (iTunes Link) through The Center for Universal Design at  NC State University, College of Design.

Audio and Video Capture

Get good audio.

  • Garbage in = Garbage out… Cleaning up scratchy, muffled, inaudible audio is next to impossible.
  • Use an external microphone if you can (even better, wireless lavaliere)
    Otherwise — make sure the camera is close to the subject speaking.
  • Pay close attention to background noise that may interfere with dialogue.
  • Bring a pair of headphones so you can sample the incoming audio signal from the camera microphone output

Video

  • Shoot in standard definition when possible
    – Although some video services are accepting HD footage the majority of what you will be producing will be just as visually compelling online
  • Sometimes smaller is better (camera size)
  • Tape is cheap. Time and opportunity are not.
    – If you’re using SD or Hard Drive based cameras be sure to allocate tape sessions appropriately so you don’t run out of drive space during a shoot
  • Tape provides an instant archive – swap, label, shoot, repeat.
  • Don’t store projects on IT lab machines.
    – Purchase a good external Firewire or USB2.0 hard drive, 500GB minimum
  • Use a tripod to avoid the Blair Witch/Cloverfield look
    – unless you are going for that sort of visual style
  • Pretend that the zoom lens was never invented
    – you can get better footage if you cover a wide shot and then a close up without awkward zooming
  • Shoot cover footage (ambient)
  • Trust your eyes over auto-focus.
  • Pay attention to lighting (color, amount)
    – check your camera settings for indoor vs outdoor lighting settings it can make a big difference to skin tone and environmental colors
  • Don’t point directly at a light source.

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Multi-Touch Flash, flosc : Flash OpenSound Control April 22, 2008

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We were using this method to track and migrate data from Processing to Flash… it’s not extremely efficient but can get the job done. I imagine this could come in handy if you wanted to utilize a single machine/camera setup that feeds data to multiple exhibit stations…

Flash Flosc

We figured It was possible to do multi-touch within Flash using this method but it required some heavy work within the application. At the moment, I have not read up on any implementation of Flash with multi-touch/multi-track or gesture via the Apple multi-touch touchpad. I have asked the question on some forum groups and emailed some inside contacts at Adobe Flash but no one has officially said that they support the multitouch classes/methods and functionality through Flash or that they have had a reason/functional applet to do so.

Blob Detection

Some garbage collection should be implemented on the Flash side otherwise it tends to crawl to a complete stop eventually. We are hoping to do more with implementing it in Flash AS3 this summer. Do let us know if you have any success or another way to implement this approach to motion tracking and gesture recognition. (more…)

ART, BEATS + LYRICS March 17, 2008

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ART, BEATS + LYRICS @ Charlotte
A Multimedia Urban Art Exhibition featuring the industries hottest artists

AB+L

Art, Beats and Lyrics is a multi-media art exhibition that explores the work of a diverse group of visual artists that have emerged from the hip hop culture throughout the U.S.. AB+L explores 7 themes in Hip Hop and highlights urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti, paintings fused with DJing, break dancing and live music.

FREE VENUE:
CenterStage @ NoDa
directions:centerstagenoda.com
2315 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC

DATE: Friday, April 25th
Time: 7p – 11pm

Cost: Free, You must be 21 years of age or older.

AB+L The core of the project involves painting, sculpture, photography, video, music and design by more than 20 individuals who range from well know artists to up and coming local talent. AB+L started with an audience of over 400 people and grew to over 4,000 people for a one evening event at the High Museum. The demographic audience for AB+L is the “Urbanite”, between the ages of 21 to 34. AB+L can capture the urban audience by maintaining its roots in the street and promoting the underground experience. AB+L understands the sub-cultures within the underground network and can reach this market effectively and consistently. This platform also gives local urban artists a channel in which to expose their art to a wider audience.

More info:
www.charlottecultureguide.com

AB+L has five main goals:
1. To give the general public an understanding of the roots and consciousness in the
urban community.
2. To showcase some of each cities most creative minds.
3. To connect the Hip Hop culture in different communities around the country.
4. To merge main stream, multi-cultural and the underground communities through art.
5. To give brands the opportunity to connect their products to the urban communities
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