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Isadora goes to India

This week, part of the assignment for our class was to make a linear perspective drawing. I remembered how to do this from art class when I was back in Colombia, but I it was very interesting to watch Brunelleschi’s experiment and figure out how this whole movement started.

I wanted to do something that was going to be recognizable and clearly demonstrating the assignment, so I decided drawing the Taj Mahal would be a great way to do this. The symmetry of it posed an additional challenge aside from just doing the drawing, but I think it didn’t come out as shabby as I expected it!

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finished piece
finished piece

For the second part of the assignment, we needed to start playing around with Isadora. I watched the first tutorial and decided that for the assignment (create at least two scenes, one incorporating live feed and the other incorporating layers) I was going to grab scenes from my favorite movie Moulin Rouge and layer them with the actual videos of the artists that sing those songs. I specifically chose “your song” by Elton John and “Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.

I wanted to try out all the things we did in the tutorials so I created three scenes. The first has the two videos layered on top of each other, with the Moulin Rouge’s sound turned off so that only Elton John can be heard. From there we jump to the second scene that is a live feed of me on my couch (hi mom!) and lastly we have a third scene that has each of the videos in a different stage, full opacity and full sound.

Scene 1 - two videos on one stage with sound only from one video
Scene 1 – two videos on one stage with sound only from one video
Scene 2 - Live feed from my webcam
Scene 2 – Live feed from my webcam
Scene 3 - two videos in two separate stages, sound from both videos
Scene 3 – two videos in two separate stages, sound from both videos

I like Isadora so far. The interface seems easy to use, and not very complicated. I’m sure there’s nuances to the program and it’ll take a bit to get really good at it but so far it’s been great!

Isadora Test from Paula Ceballos on Vimeo.

 

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