BLOG Virtual Production Development

Fantastical Cake

For one of my tasks, I created a fantastical cake. Last week, I showed our class the props that I considered buying. One consists of stylized desserts. I asked the class what the fantastical cake should look like. Based on feedback, they wanted eyeballs, tentacles, and particle effects. I incorporated all three. I started off …

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Blessed/Blursed/Cursed BLOG

Final Project Proposal + 3D Art

For my final project, I want to create a cursed virtual production. In Unreal Engine, I create cinematics. I desire a project that reflects the connection between liminal space and time. I am creating a visual representation of a poem that I created called Dear Journal. The poem, generated with Markov chains in Python, is …

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BLOG Sound Art: Listening

Mixing Sound Piece

For Sound Art: Listening, I created a representation of mixing from Sonic Experience. For the exercise, I took videos of me going to the grocery store and visiting a nearby park. Then, I added the video to different monitors in augmented reality to construct an immersive experience. Mixing is “a compenetration of different and simultaneous …

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BLOG Virtual Production Development

Assets for Story

My story is about a group of aliens that investigate the Amazon rainforest in order to prevent climate change. They arrive on a spaceship, which breaks soon afterwards. Additionally, the aliens’ most essential technology begins to disappear. The next day, the aliens find a group of humans who they befriend. The humans give the aliens …

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Blessed/Blursed/Cursed BLOG

Making with Machine Learning

I turned photos into cartoons with a neural network by using Cartoonify. For the image, I chose the memes that I created last week based on my old Instagram pictures. I found the results from my experiment to be really fascinating. The first image is quite accurate with me holding a pumpkin and having a …

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Blessed/Blursed/Cursed BLOG

Instagram Memes

Last week, I deleted my Instagram. I found that the social media platform negatively affected my mental health. The decision ended up being very challenging. As a farewell to my account, I created memes from my old pictures. In the prompts, I am overtly obnoxious. I hope that my images are comical, but also highlight …

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