FMI 3rd Place Winner : Ashley Dykes

Congratulations to Ashley Dykes who was chosen as our 3rd Place Winner at FMI : Festival of the Moving Image 2012! A special thank you to our judge this year, London-based Video Artist, Adrian Garcia Gomez!

This video is about putting on a facade towards others, but instead of the subjects being people they’re buildings: clean and ready for business in the front, and filthy in the back (by debra). Video filmed and edited by Ashley Dykes. Poem “Facade” by Justin Schaefer.


Video By Mariah Arieux

A video response to Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man, Part II.


Have you ever met your Doppelganger?

Images and Meaning Sec 01 went searching and found their doppelgangers. Each student created a series of three portraits that interpreted the concept of the Doppelganger. See individual selections below. Advanced blending and Photoshop compositing techniques were used to develop each series.

Ian McNabb, I’m My Harshest Critic

Rachel Mathes

Lizzie Bustin, Envy

Sabrina Macho, Hypocrite

Ian Campbell


Final Sequences from DIGA 101-Video

Below is a selection of final videos from DIGA 101-Video. Students developed unique title sequences for a fictitious film of their choice using Creative Commons License video and audio.

The Onyx by Lizzie Bustin

Dreams of Dali by Christy Fitzpatrick

Goldrush by Jasmine Troche

Good Times by Jacob Spangler

Escaping the Past by Nathan Kowal

Fished Out by Becca Shultz

Meltdown by Megan Molle


Repose by Gladys Cevallos

Final Experimental Video for Digital Video Fundamentals.


MPG in Miami

Just before finals last semester, a group of students traveled to Miami for Art Basel and performed with Mobile Performance Group, our student-faculty new media collective.  The performance was the culmination of a semester spent working in DIGA 398 for seven Junior and Senior majors in Digital Arts. You can learn a lot more about the trip here or get a taste of what it was like from this video:

Special thanks to the Harold Golen Gallery and Juraj Kojs for the invite.


Computer Music Finals

With the Fall semester drawing to a close, that means it is time for another set of Computer Music final project videos.  This time my Digital Arts students were directed to incorporate machine listening into their Max/MSP development.  Most of them ended up using the [analyzer~] object, which was originally created by Tristan Jehan and is currently maintained by CNMAT.  You can see the results of their work below.  Enjoy!

Awesome Auto-Harmonizer – 4 min, 2 sec

Triggering Percussion Samples – 4 min, 48 sec

Violin Accompaniment – 3 min, 11 sec

Guitar to Voice Harmonizer – 4 min, 2 sec


MPG Performs in Miami During Art Basel

The Digital Arts faculty/student  collective know as MPG: Mobile Performance Group has been invited to perform at the 12 Nights Electronic Music and Art festival at the Harold Golen Gallery, Miami, FL. We will perform Thursday night (12.01.11) at 8:00 pm. This performance will feature work by students Kim Crawford, Dan Duval, Joe Flanagan, Mark Kisch, Hunter Lee, Philip Meisner, Meg Spivey and faculty Matt Roberts and Nathan Wolek. If you are attending Art Basel please make sure to stop by to experience our performance and say hello.



Photography and Poetry Class Collaboration

This Thursday night 9:00 p.m. (11.03.11) students from the Poetry Workshop class, taught by Creative Writing professor Terri Witek, and the Photography: Finding Your Perspective class, taught by Digital Arts professor Matt Roberts, will be sharing collaborative works  made by the two classes at the Poetry at an Uncouth Hour event. The event will be held on campus at NightLights which is above the campus book store. Students will show photos and read poems they created during a collaborative assignment between the two classes. Along with all the wonderful works created by students, professors Terri Witek and Matt Roberts will also share their collaborations as well.
Thursday 11.03.11 9:00 p.m. NightLights

Photo Roberts/Witek



Festival of the Moving Image Awards

First Place Video and Animation
Michelle DuCharme & Sarah Buetens
Eynn Kurükänn Diciytau To

Second Place Video and Animation
Philip Meisner
Invisible Man

Third Place Video and Animation
Colin Ferland

Audience Choice Video and Animation
Michelle DuCharme & Sarah Buetens

Best Sound Art

Jon Van Hoff
Thinkin bout yer body
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Best Interactive Art

Joseph Zuyus