Tuesday, April 26, 2011

John Anderson's Aluminum Art Print Installation

Studio Artist user John Anderson just recently completed a project using Studio Artist for an international corporate headquarters art installation located in Charleston, South Carolina. The finished prints are 65.7" x 48", and are printed on aluminum as opposed to paper or canvas.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Exposed : The Art Project

Studio Artist user and composer/filmmaker Neal Fox is a partner in the multimedia collaboration, EXPOSED the Art Project, with painters Barry Gross and Viktor Safonkin, and photographers Adela Holmes and Presscott McDonald. Neil has been working with Studio Artist generated imagery for several different projects released by Exposed the Art Project.

The goal of EXPOSED is to bring awareness to various social issues and motivate people to get involved. With that in mind, the partners chose four themes for their first year’s work: Spirituality, Time and Chance, Metamorphosis and Social Commentary. Fox’s first video for EXPOSED, "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America," was deemed so important that the partners elected to post it on YouTube prior to any exhibit. As of today (4/5/11) that video has received over 105,000 views.

And in December 2010, his digitally enhanced work, "Life Sucks" (also created for the social commentary theme) won First Prize for Photography in "Through the Eyes of Love," an exhibit honoring World AIDS Day.

For more information on Exposed the Art project, check out this link. For more information on Neal, you can check out his web site here. One of Neals' recent Studio Artist generated films called Metamorphosis-Angel is available for viewing here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Presenting Problems

Studio Artist user Garrick Duckler has just released a series of Studio Artist generated films on Caversham Productions called "Presenting Problems." Garrick is a psychotherapist, and his films are directed at ways of thinking about, discussing, and understanding various problems presented in and as a result of therapy.

Studio Artist was used in the process of three of the short films in the compilation "Presenting Problems." In "The Eskimo," Studio Artist was used in creating the arctic landscape by shooting a live actor who was then rotoscoped and (with the help of particular types of eraser tools) given a frozen tundra atmosphere to inhabit. In "At the Movies," old movie stills were doctored using image processing in order create a various registers of flatness and depth put together in a manic-paced collage. In "The Grudge," hand-drawn characters were rendered using image processing and then placed against Victorian and Edwardian interiors using paint and texture synthesizers, giving the movie a Gothic setting but one which is populated by a host of monstrously neurotic characters.

The movies have been widely popular and have used as discussion pieces for training psychotherapists as well as enjoyed by people who just enjoy thinking about psychological questions. To find out more, please visit: www.presentingproblems.com