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Teaching Openframeworks

Video guiding the Processing coder through the mental transformation needed to start using OpenFrameworks to create equivalent work. This class was taught with Syed Reza Ali. We will post more episodes every time we teach this GAFFTA class. So far, I have shaved my face with a straight razor, did a claymation about pointers, and took apart a McDonalds cheeseburger. I hope it makes learning programming and its dry concepts a bit wetter. Special thanks to oooShiny for advising on the materials and teaching approach.

UCLArts Logo Stop Animation

For a final project in James Bassler's form class, I did a stop-animation with Eric Mendez to produce a UCLArts logo short film. The final project in the class was the bird sculpture, which still hangs from the ceiling in the computer lab at school.

Musical score composed by Marc Nimoy Bird Puppet Construction was a collaborative with Eric Mendez

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ASCII Imaging

I produced a few ascii based images using a converter I wrote. Although the idea is cliche now, I was thrilled at the idea that pixels could be replaced with meaningful symbols. Other students used the software for their work, which also thrilled me. It was the feeling of automated collaboration. The first image is a screenshot from a test animation for grad student, John Zast - who later used the software to produce a film include in his thesis, entitled "This will Kill That."

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