| Professor Heidi
Kumao, Associate Professor
University of Michigan School of Art and Design
Instructor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Resources for Animation, Video, Time-based Art, other Arts
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Apple's Final Cut EXPRESS video tutorials - excellent for beginners
Lynda.com's FREE tutorials-Final Cut Express - excellent video tutorials, subscribers get access to all of them for $25/month
Lynda.com FREE tutorials-Final Cut Pro
Brown University - Final Cut Tutorial page
Apple's Final Cut Studio Resources
Garageband Tutorials - helpful video tutorials to get you started making, editing, mixing audio
Creative Cow - has great forums and video tutorials for many different softwares, After Effects, Final Cut, etc.
After Effects User Listserv - excellent listserve with amazing people on it, subscribe to digest mode
Apple's Final Cut STUDIO video tutorials - for those having Final Cut PRO
Ken Stone's Final Cut Pro resource page
The Little Digital Video Book: A Friendly Introduction to Home Video - by Michael Rubin, UM online books
How to post VIDEO on BLOGGER-files must be .mov, MPEG4, 3GPP (h.264 or mpeg4 codecs)
Frame Thief -16x9 - Heidi's tips (using standard def camera to make 16x9 animations)
FinalCutPro - 16x9 - Heidi's Final Cut tips (after you have shot, how to edit in Final Cut Pro)
FrameThief tips- from Heidi for basic NTSC standard movie making
Heidi's High Def video/animation tip sheet - for HD, HDV
Heidi's rendering tip sheet for scaling down: HDTV to DV-NTSC 720x480
DOWNLOADS--MOVIES, IMAGES, SOUNDS
Image Databases--online image collections accessible to you from UM Library--LOTS of special collections available to you because of UM affiliation
MLibrary Image Collections -images that UM owns
AP (Associated Press) Images and sounds -(you have access through UM) - great quality news image & audio files that can be downloaded
Library of Congress FLICKR photo stream, 1000's of photos from 1900's-1940's, public domain images
Historical collections - national digital library of the Library
ArtStor - giant database of art images, searchable by keyword, title, etc. (access is through UM Libraries)
Internet Movie Archive: 1000's of public domain/copyright-free
ads, documentaries, educational films, etc...
maps of everything.
Play - downloadable music and other stuff
Free Sound - downloadable sounds of all kinds, variety of file types, Creative Commons licensing
Motion Picture Archive -
Library of Congress archive small quicktimes of b/w, silent movies,
U.S. historical events, actions
Microsoft Research Maps- public access to huge collection of USGS aerial imagery and USGS topographic
ANIMATION & VIDEO & & BLOGS and CHANNELS--WEB SITES to watch
UBU Web--great site for artists' videos
Gallery-School of Art and Design's very own online channel for time-based work
Play Gallery's favorites on YouTube
We-Make-Money-Not-Art - amazing variety reviews, photos, updates on art & technology
Art 21 - Excellent nationally broadcast PBS television program on contemporary art
Tate Channel - Tate Modern Museum (London) has its own "channel" for video programs about contemp art
Walker Art Channel - Walker Museum in Minneapolis hosts video programs about contemporary art
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art's multimedia page with videos, interviews, etc.
Wooster Collective - INCREDIBLE STUFF ON THIS PAGE
VIMEO's Everything Animated Channel
Motionographer--great site for all kinds of work: animation, motion graphics
Shooting People - GREAT international networking organisation dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking
Daily Motion- Public online video channel with categories such as motionmakers
Animation BLOG- by UK Animation teacher --posts almost everyday
STUART--Saatchi Gallery in London's STudent ART site. Submit your work today!
Art.org - great remixes of movies, news, etc.
Netherlands Media Art Institute. Artists' videos, REAL PLAYER needed
the people who brought you Creature Comforts, Wallace & Gromit
Flicker Film and Video Artists - giant list of video artists
art online--nice site
for experimental video
Learning to Love You More - great art "assignments" that are executed by anyone who wishes to do them
Films - online movie channel/presenter
Adult Swim-cartoons for adults on television
Cube-Creative-French animation studio (is it better because it's in French?) look at: driving animation
TELLING STORIES WITH PICTURES/VOICEOVER
Ira Glass (This American Life) giving advice on how to tell stories: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Ripped from the Pages of Real Life: real audio story telling with After Effects animation of photos, etc....
Story of Stuff - by FreeRange Graphics, the ones who brought you the MEATRIX about corporate farming
Creature Comforts - Nick Park's famous interviews with people who live in small spaces, or observe others in small spaces
Signe Baumane: Teat Beat of Sex--frank stories of sex from female point of view
Psychiatric Answering Machine, Kinetic Type animation (very After Effects...)
The End of the World, humorous pictorial analysis of international relations and nuclear weapons
Pants off Men - English MIS-translation of German song
Missed Aches - Joanna Priestley's hilarious "spell checker" stories
Demetri Martin - young comedian on Comedy Central, monologs with stick figure pictures
Whale Hunt - Jonathan Harris' visual journal with photos taken every 5 minutes
Paul Zaloom - performance artist/storyteller uses props and tells stories
INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, ANIMATIONS, FILMS
Virgil Widrich - gorgeous, intense, labor intensive animations from 1000's of photos, xeroxes, "Fast Film" is a masterpiece, watch "how it was made"
Signe Baumane Hand drawn animations about sexuality from female point of view
Jacqueline Goss - animations about applying scientific and political systems to irregular things, like PEOPLE!
TYGER--Beautiful 2D/3D slightly dark animation
Ezra Johnson - animated paintings tell a story of an art heist.
Duesing - Animator (2D & 3D)with some terrific storyboards and notes
Jonathan Harris - The Whale Hunt - story told with still photos only
Joanna Quinn- Renowned animation "Girls Night Out"
Jeff Scher-hand painted/drawn, animator for NY Times Blog
Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis - black and white animation about growing up in Iran, adapted from her graphic novel
Run Wrake - collaged, freewheeling, stream of consciousness animations, music videos
Waltz with Bashir - (Ari Folman) animated, quasi-documentary about the Israeli filmmaker's experience in the Lebanon war in the 1980s
Historically important and fun:
Early Visual Media - Thomas Weynant's wonderful archive of images of rare precinema devices, photo, fairground art, conjuring arts
A Brief History of Stop-Action Animation - nice summary by Kevin Kelly with embedded examples.
Fleischer Brothers-produced classic animations 1921-42: Koko the Clown (nice combo of live action/animation) Betty Boop, , Popeye, competitor with Disney
Winsor McCay -Gertie the Dinosaur, classic from 1914, early drawn animation (silent)
Emile Cohl - "Fantasmagorie" from 1908, hand drawn showing the Hand
|STOP MOTION ANIMATION and PIXILATION (using humans as objects)
stop-motion animator, watch the "how to" videos as well
Blu - incredible wall painted animations --graffiti that comes alive! amazing stuff.
Michael Langan - mesmerizing use of still photographs in Dahlia and others, check out the trailer for the Ann Arbor Film Festival
Eric Dyer - surreal sculptural objects animated
Bruce Bickford - surreal and twisted clay animation, check out Prometheus' Garden- 28 minute monstrous masterpiece
Jan Svankmajer - THE Czech animation genius
Lotte Reiniger - Mother of animated silhouettes, First animated feature: Prince Achmed
Brothers Quay - twin brothers who make dark, surreal, beautiful animated object films
National Film Board of Canada presents the best animation from the last 50 years (GREAT STUFF) -check out Norman McLaren
Shynola - nice Coldplay (music) video using chalk drawings and real people
Sandow Birk and Paul Zaloom's Dante's Inferno with Paper puppets in LA in 2005
Stop Motion.com list of sites--various things here
David Crawford's stop motion studies using photographs taken on subway
Death Cab for Cutie--"drawless animation", nice how-it-was-made piece
Gary Schwartz - Detroit-based, Academy Award winning stop motion animator and artist
Wolfgang Christoph Lauenstein - "Balance" is a nice stop motion piece about balance of power (with no dialog)
Dragon Stop motion blog - some nice videos and behind the scenes photos
This is Where We Live - stop motion piece using city of books, made for a publisher, also some of the "how it was made" time lapse videos. excellent.
Flipbook.info-French collection with great videos of all kinds, antique, etc. of flip books being flipped!
History of Flipbooks-illustrated
Jack and Beverly's Optical toys- personal collection of pre-cinema devices
Ruth Hayes' site- flipbooks and IPOD animation sequences (!) check it out...
Daumenkino-flip book in action
Human Flip book-on a T-shirt
Polaroid stop motion piece-WOW.
Post-It Notes gone WILD!
Sports flip book with sound effects
Matrix style flip book drawings
|ART AND ARTISTS::::Performance/Actions/Body/Activism
Look on UBU WEB for many more...
Yoko Ono- Fluxus artist, performer, former spouse of John Lennon, REAL TIME performances
Yves Klein - "Action" paintings using women as his paintbrushes
Fluxus films - see this page for all kinds of films, scroll down
William Wegman - classic video performances with his dogs, see Early Videos, Stomach Song, many others
Chris Burden -daring, death defying acts documented well
Vito Acconci-early conceptual artist who expands art beyond the gallery, using public space, his body
Ana Mendieta - figurative performances w/gun powder, blood, natural forms
Tehching Hsieh - originator of the intense year long durational performances
Paul Zaloom - aka Beakman the science guy, known for his stories told with objects and overhead projectors
Linda Montano and Tehching Hsieh - audio interview about their year long performance tied together from Studio 360
Tim Miller - one of the famed NEA four
Patty Chang-provacative performances for the camera
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping - "revives activism by staging it in new places"
The Yes Men -perfecting the art of impersonation for good causes, they call it "Identity Correction", Yes Men Movie online!
Art and Artists - image based: movies, animation, net, software
Tony Oursler - video projection on objects, neurotic people speak
and Kevin McCoy
Morgan O'Hara - her "live transmission" drawings translate live performances, activities, check out the video
|ART & ARTISTS::::kinetic, robotic, sculptural,
Stephen Wilson's comprehensive page of links to artists using technology
Ken Rinaldo- fusing organic and technological cultures, see his links pages for more resources
Automata and Mechanical toys - GREAT how-to site, explanation of mechanisms is here
Fischli and Weiss- "The Way Things Go," beautiful chain reaction film
Jean Tinguely - orginator of the self destructing machine, video here, self-portrait as a machine,
Rebecca Horn - elegant kinetic sculptures using everyday objects: fluttering wings, recent work, hammering brick bldg,
Survival Research Laboratories - (SRL) SF based industrial grade mega machines
Arthur Ganson - beautifully designed constructions, a delight to watch!
Tim Hawkinson - GREAT VIDEOS! obsessive homemade machines on a monumental scale, check out the UBERORGAN
Sabrina Raaf - responsive sculpture, wearables, interactive devices
Fernando Orellana- playful machine art and other curious devices
Amy Youngs - biological art and interactive sculpture
Trimpin - inventive mechanical sound-based sculpture, documentary here
Joseph Kohnke - well-crafted anthropomorphic machines
for Applied Autonomy
Third Coast International Audio Festival - festival from Chicago
American Life - Great weekly themed radio programs (STORY TELLING at its best) out of WBEZ-Chicago. Excellent!
Storycorps-Traveling audio booth that lets ordinary people record stories w/friends & family
This I Believe- radio series of people writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives
The Moth Radio Hour--there's one in Detroit! and Ann Arbor!
and workshop for new public radio produced by Jay Allison. Includes archive
of audio programs and technical resources, discussion
Turbulence.org - Specializes in showcasing networked art and audio projects
New Radio and Performing
Arts - experimental radio and sound arts
Somewhere.org --Full length works --check out and listen
Soundtoys.net --showplace for audio visual projects
Voices - Billed as a mini-museum of radio artistry.
Free109point3 - audio art, radio art, "transmission arts"
Trimpin - kinetic musical object maker extraordinaire, Documentary on him, Performance at UM w/Cello, Experience Music Project large guitar sculpture
David Byrne's "Playing the Building" 2008
Nina Katchedourian's Natural Car Alarms (on NPR), 2002-bird sounds replace car alarms
Christian Marclay - visual artist, composer, uses record players as instruments
Paul DeMarinis - electronic media artist/sound object installations, lecture here, other movies here
Christina Kubisch - reprogrammed a clocktower at Mass MOCA
Vegetable Orchestra--exactly what it sounds like! Videos are great.
Memorial - Commemorating 9/11, tons of really great audio and interesting
interfaces, check out Stephen Vitiello's audio recordings of the World
Trade Center (search in Archive under "Vitiello"), Stephen Vitiello on Studio 360
Shawn Decker - audio installation
Ed Osborn - sound artist & sculptor
Ken Butler - hybrid stringed instruments made from household objects
Theremin -musical instrument that uses radio waves and a delicate hand, Clara Rockmore-master of the theremin, Samuel Hoffman plays
How to turn a bicycle into a record player - 2 people locked in a room make it happen
Avant Garde Music
Luigi Russolo and the Futurists' Manifesto "The Art of Noise" (1913)
Harry Partch - composer and custom instrument maker, BBC Documentary-shows his interest in visual objects
Partch - Interesting site that allows you to "play" Harry
John Cage - avant garde composer, embraced chance music, "prepared pianos" and other non standard uses of musical instruments
4'33" - famous piece during which the performers are silent for 4'33"--the piece is all the OTHER sounds that occur during this time
Water Walk - Television performance using variety of objects, Speaking About Silence and Sound, Noise performance
Fluxus artists - combine everyday objects/music/performance: G. Brecht's Drip Music, Paik and Moorman's TV Bra Cello
Laurie Anderson - musician, performance artist, storyteller, documentary here on her NASA residency
Matthew Herbert: electronic musician, Manifesto here
CARTOONS AND VIDEOS (not updated)
Stupid to Be President -great parodies of tv media, presidential
of the Union speech1 - remixed
of the Union speech 2 - remixed
of the Free World? - fun interface
debating himself? - video remix
Bush speech - great!
public call for work for anti-Bush, 30 second advertisements, check
"Time to Bomb Saddam"--Madblast's musical animation
and cartoons about War in Iraq and Saddam Hussein
MATRIX redone by Free Range Graphics
games - many flash examples
Recall-another political animation
Media.net - video remixes of Bush, et. al.
State of Union - "during these last few months, I've been trained
by AlQueda. I'm weak..."
ART FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES
Filmfestivals.com - all the information you could ever want for
submitting work to festivals
Resfest.com – digital film/video fest
Forward - flash users conference in SF
International Symposium on electronic art--2002
promotes the generation and dissemination of information on computer
graphics and interactive techniques"
of electronic art, Linz, Austria
DEAF - Amsterdam's
Dutch Electronic Arts Festival
in conjunction with Boston CyberArts
Film Festival - accepts mostly shorts, they like work with a socio-political
Performa-New visual Art Performance festival in NYC, organized by Roselee Goldberg
TBA-"Time Based Arts" festival out of Portland, OR
Burning Man - every September
Library in Undergrad library, central U of M campus
Resources Library - basement of the Media Union, has selection of
videos you can check out or view there
Duderstadt Center - Reserve the V-Room for audio recording
Ann Arbor Film Festival - oldest experimental film festival in the country
, every March, get involved, volunteer