Upcoming Art Show by Christian Whiticar and Mitchell Villa

Christian & Mitchell Art Show

Digital Design alumni Christian Whiticar and Mitchell Villa are having an art show opening at Untitled Art Space on Friday, May 13th. Christian works as a Senior Motion Designer at Sequence and Mitchell is a full-time artist based in Victoria. The exhibition is curated by Lauren D. Zbarsky and will showcase a collection of paintings by each artist which includes two large murals that they collaborated on.

Experimental Light Painting with Class 34

As part of Experimental Practices, an elective term 4 course taught by Dougal Muir, there was a fun session of light painting photography that took place last week. I helped to guide the shooting after sharing some tips on technical requirements and some sources of inspiration. We made use of a camera remote, a tripod, slow shutter speeds, gels, and various LED lights. Check out the following light painting results by Digital Design Class 34!

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Animated Typeface – League Spartan

It’s that time again where students in Term 3 at VFS Digital Design get to work on the Animated Typeface project. Recap: It is a collaborative class initiative where each student makes a second long animated sequence for 3 – 4 glyphs. This time League Spartan was used and this typeface was created by Tyler Finck, Micah Rich, and Caroline Hadilaksono.

These sequences needed to be 25 frames long using three or fewer of the chosen colours. It has been amazing to see the incredible work.

To view the full project, please check out:

dd.ourvfs.com/animatedtype

Here is what some students have to share about their experience:

Lawrence Teng

Lawrence Animated Type Screenshot

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Recap of Draw By Night #44: Monster Make-Over

On March 9th, VFS hosted the 44th Draw By Night event. The theme of the drawing party was Monster Make-over. It was meant to celebrate monsters of all types. Student Services once again provided art supplies, snacks and games for the party. At the end of the evening, the participants created an inspiring collection of wonderful drawings of monsters. See you at the next Draw By Night!

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DD Talks: Understanding Market Psychology

Last week, Nick Black, Managing Partner at Intensions Consulting, visited the Digital Design campus to speak about “Understanding Market Psychology“. Nick is an expert in market research and market psychology. Over the past ten years, he has lead research projects across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America for global clients including Coca-Cola, Intel, Movember and 20th Century Fox. Nick discussed how data can be used to predict behaviours, and how market psychology can be used to create opportunities for influencing the actions of a target audience. He generously shared Intensions Consulting’s framework to create more impactful campaigns based on examining six psychological drivers that influence the behaviour of human beings. Thanks, Nick!

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