Flip Book Assignment Arts 3490/5490 Schmid

Due February 12th: One .gif, one flip book and one sheet of prints (unbound)
(I REALLY suggest you print more for presents, shows, trading, distraction, etc.)

Create a small flip book with at least 40 pages. You can use found (and altered) imagery, your own drawing or a previously created print that you scan in and alter. You may work as big or small as you wish, but remember to leave some extra space for binding. Two color screen-printing is the primary medium for this project.

Suggestions:
Draw the first frame and the last frame and fill in the middle
Every 5 frames should be about a second
Use text, collage, original art or photographic images--make sure it reflects your aesthetic
Give it some humor/meaning/play or surprise either in the content or movement. You can be political and reflect on current events or use historical imagery, talk about technology or film, work abstractly or figuratively- the content is up to you, but give it some surprise and be able to discuss it in class.
Keep your idea simple, especially if working small
Please make one page that you will cut into a flip book and one page that shows your sequence without cutting it up (a print)

Technicalities: Start by making layers in Photoshop at the scale you want to work in. Remember to leave some room for binding, depending on the size of your book. You need to get colored screen inks, the shop will provide paper, screens and black and white inks.

Everyone should be up to speed with the following by the end of this project:
Scanning, Basic PhotoShop, Cintiq Tablet, Screen-printing, Resolution, .gif
Printing with the digital printers onto transparency and non-traditional media

History of Flip Books
http://www.flipbook.info/typology.php
Some related artists:
Nathan Melz
Stacey Steers Flip book published by Shark's Ink
(see youtube links at bottom of page to see it flip!)
To make a .gif http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quick-photoshop-cs5-tutorial-create-animated-gifs/

Schedule:
1.24.13. Small groups, Scanning and basic Photoshop demo, intro to layers/layout
1.29.13. Screen stretching and checkout, more computers, Cintiq tablet, Paper, layout,
1.31.13. DSB demo, Rough mock up and ideas discussion (have something to show us) work day
2.5.13. Work day, computer work, printing,
2.7.13 Work day, binding
2.12.13 Project due-critique .gif link online and physical flip book

26 Comments

Here is my actual one!!!!

file:///Volumes/Untitled/Butterfly-Snake.gif

This one does not work

My first post takes you to a place where you can attempt to log in to my tumblr...good luck!

Here's a link to my GIF, enjoy!

http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embedqt/186302

my GIF is buried along with my many concerns at
http://joelego.tumblr.com
Fred

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