Today we're going to examine the images we shot at woodlawn, having sorted them into categories based on their distinctive attributes. To take this a step forward, I want you to take three (3) examples you found and create a type analysis composition. Below are two example of analysis that I did on two typefaces I found:
[Click here] for information about the final. Your homework for next week is to trace vectors around the existing characters of your favorite specimen from Woodlawn.
Not Dead But Sleepeth
Finally, to help you understand the uniquely morbid world of grave typography, I have included here a recent talk given at the Cooper Union by researcher Doug Clouse. Clouse looks closely at the letterforms and traces the materials, skills, technologies, and beliefs about death that coalesced to create this brief Midwestern flowering of lettering in marble. Take look!
Advanced Styleframe AnimationToday we'll start with an exercise in style frame animation. [Download the tutorial PDF] and [the exercise files]. Here's an example of what we're going to create:
Final Project work
If there is time, I would like to have you all work on your final projects, which should ideally be a continuation of your midterm.
This is the pitch video for the ¡Salud! Myths and Reality of Mexican Immigrant Health documentary that I am currently researching and developing with my students. This film is the product of my honors seminar course at Lehman College CUNY exploring the so-called 'Latino Health Paradox' – the better than expected health outcomes of recent Latino immigrants to the US. We want to create a broadcast two-hour documentary to explain this paradox through the lens of recent Mexican immigrants in NYC.
This pitch video will be used to help crowdfund the documentary.
Directed by: David Schwittek and Alyshia Galvez
Victor Borja Armas
I recently completed this short animation for the 2013 Sustainable CUNY Video Short Contest. The film features the voices of Natalie Goldberg, Lindsey Goldberg, and Abby Schwittek.
I made this short doc for the Bronx Children's Museum's 3rd annual Dream Big Initiative, shown at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. Bobby was a ton of fun to work with! His response to the film: " You do good work!"