In my role, I have the opportunity to shoot photos for advertising campaigns, in collaboration with the VFS Marketing department, and to cover many events at the different campuses. It is inspiring to witness the immense talent of the students and the diverse range of projects. I enjoy keeping my photography skills sharp by shooting personal and freelance projects. The past week, with the city enveloped in fog, was especially inspiring and kept the creative juices flowing. The following is a selection of images I have captured. Some of the images have been published in or featured on The Vancouver Sun, Huffington Post, Vancouver Is Awesome, The GeorgiaStraight, Reforma, Backstage, Applied Arts, HOW Magazine, and BCBusiness. I apply the same photographic techniques I teach in the term one Motion Design camera lessons of using traditional principles of composition.
Myron Campbell teaches an elective Experimental Practices course in the second half of the Digital Design program that focuses on fostering creativity. The lessons encourage the process of implementing experimentation to create source material for further digital manipulation. I help with the technical setup for a particular lesson involving in-camera photo effects such as light graffiti and multiple exposures. By using slow shutter speeds and various light sources, we can capture light trails and make use of painting with light to expose select parts of the subject. This class is always fun to be a part of.
What do you get when you combine teamwork, imagination, and long-exposure photography? Well, you get stunning light painting images that are sure to attract your attention. It is always fun to be a part of the in-camera practical effects lesson in Experimental Practices, a course taught by Myron Campbell. Students step away from the computer and create light graffiti images using a variety of light sources that include LED flashlights and smartphone apps.
The students are first grouped into teams, and they pre-visualize their compositions. They then work to create their images by using their light sources in a dark room, like paint brushes, to selectively reveal the characters in the shots by illuminating them. Interesting light patterns are captured in their shots by using slow shutter speeds. By adjusting the speeds of their movements, different effects can be achieved. The students also experiment with multiple exposures as another technique in this class.
On Wednesday May 23, 2013 VFS Digital Design presented another in its series, Digital Design Talks, featuring current and past students, as well as key industry representatives of the Design field. The theme for Wednesday’s talk was Coast to Coast. The two guest speakers, who presented to students from all the current classes, were Arm Sattavorn and Marcos “Boca” Ceravolo. Arm is a current student in the program (Class 26) and Boca, who just happened to be in town visiting from São Paulo, Brazil, is a graduate of the Digital Design program (Class 7) and now Partner / Head of Design of the São Paulo based creative powerhouse Consulado.tv.
Digital Design’s Head of Department Miles Nurse introduced the evening and the first speaker, current student Arm Sattavorn.
The annual Canstruction competition is back with an exhibition of their amazing sculptures made entirely of canned food (which afterwards are donated to Greater Vancouver Food Banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs) at the Four Seasons Hotel, the Pacific Center Rotunda and the HSBC Pendulum Gallery in downtown Vancouver. VFS Digital Media Specialist Danny Chanis their appointed photographer for the event.
Last year, Danny Chan took some photos for our OOMPH! piece, and after seeing his shots, the Director of Brand l Co-Chair Canstruction Vancouver, Scott Gray contacted him and asked permssion to use some of his photography in their promotional material, which then evolved into using his photos as the basis for their innovative calendar. Read More