This hand-on intensive class is for both beginner and advanced students who want to learn how to shoot and animate stills and video to create short experimental image loops. Using surrealist collage as our inspiration, we will play with shooting basic stop motion animation, editing techniques, creating GIFS, and short video loops and projecting these in and outside of the classroom. The purpose of the class is to gather images and video, both personal imagery and from public archives to experiment rather than completely master the digital tools. Short hands-on technical demonstrations and technical exercises will be alternated with brief and entertaining presentations about contemporary digital imagery, the history of animated stills, experimental animation and online art.
Victoria Scott is a visual artist working between sculpture and digital media. Recent projects include developing several interactive Virtual Reality environments, and also physically constructing material representations of conceptual objects that exist in simulated digital environments, the public commons and in the space of cultural imagination. Her process involves working with electronic media and physical materials to create simulated and real site-specific installations, sculptures, VR/AR, video, GIFs and digital images.
Scott has exhibited at galleries, and museums throughout North America and Europe, including the Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), San Jose Museum of Art (California), the University of Toronto Art Centre (Canada), Kasia Kay Art Projects (Chicago), Galleri Enkehuset (Stockholm), and the 2010 01SJ Zer01 Biennial (San Jose). She has an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and has taught digital media at SAIC, CCA and SFSU. This past year, she has been an artist-in-residence at Oregon Story Board (Portland), researching virtual and augmented reality platforms, and is currently developing several soon to be released VR projects.