recap of Draw By Night #41

On July 22nd, VFS hosted Draw By Night #41: Simulator Sickness. The event marked the return of Myron Campbell, DBN founder, for one evening, and featured live drawing by artist Mike Pelletier via his studio in Amsterdam. The theme for the drawing party was intended to inspire free and uninhibited drawings which included fun images that were so ugly that it made one dizzy, nauseous and queasy! As with most DBN themes, the results were surprising and actually beautiful! See you at the next Draw By Night!

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Light Painting Imagery

Digital Design Class 31 students recently created light painting images as part of a lesson in the Experimental Practices course. After an introduction on the technical requirements regarding lighting and camera settings, the students worked in teams to capture interesting light trails and patterns. Take a look at their eye-catching work.


 
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Animated Typeface – Blackout Midnight

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 Blackout Midnight was used and this typeface was created by Tyler Finck.

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 DD31’s turned in.

To view the full project, please check out:
Blackout Midnight Animated Typeface

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

David Cho

David Letters Process

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Experimental Light Painting

Digital Design Class 30 students created some stunning light painting images as part of a recent lesson in the Experimental Practices course. Instructor Dougal Muir led the first part of the lesson on crafting a personal mantra, quote or positioning statement. This mantra provided the students a starting point for the light painting visual experiments. I guided the second part of the lesson where I provided some sources of inspiration and talked about the technical requirements. By using slow shutter speeds and various light sources in a dark room, we captured a series of interesting light trails and patterns. The students also “wrote” a piece of their mantras using light painting techniques with the intention of further post-processing. This lesson consistently produces great work, and it is always fun to take part in it.

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