Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Sculpture: Brian Dettmer - Altered state of the art

Gestalten created this short documentary about American artist Brian Dettmer’s passion for books. His books become sculptures, but as he works on them he films the process creating yet another work of art.
by Gestalten

Brian Dettmer – Altered state of the art from Gestalten on Vimeo.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Layers

This tutorial will show you how to create and modify layers in Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Layers from WWU ATUS video training on Vimeo.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Clipping Mask

This tutorial will show you how to create a clipping mask and how to create irregular shaped objects with a clipping mask in Illustrator. This tutorial uses CS5, but the techniques used are applicable to CS6.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Clipping Mask from WWU ATUS video training on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Rule of Thirds

This video by Mike Browne does an excellent job of describing how to use the rule of thirds in photography.

Photography Tutorial - Basics of Composition

This "fro-tographer" gives you a basic understanding of composition in photography.

Book Sculpture: Faltjahr 2010 - Timelapse October

This timelapse depicting the making of a paper sculpture has techniques that can be used in your book sculpture. The artist is Johann Volkmer

Faltjahr 2010 - Timelapse October from Johann Volkmer on Vimeo.

Li Hongbo demonstrating how his paper sculptures work.

30 seconds. Amazing artwork! Film by Dominik Mersch Gallery.

Li Hongbo demonstrating, how his paper sculptures work. from Dominik Mersch Gallery on Vimeo.

Oil in Water

One minute experiment with oil and water by Shawn Knol.

Oil in Water from Shawn Knol on Vimeo.

Shutter Speed Photography Tutorial

Here is an informative video on shutter speed by Corey Reese.

Photography Tutorial on Shutter Speed with Corey Reese from Corey Reese Photography on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Can Bike Event!

One of the things I enjoy the most about photography is donating my time to charitable causes. Last week I had the honor of photographing the I Can Bike event held at the Highlands Ranch Rec Center. There was so much to appreciate. Most beautiful were the smiles on all of the participants' faces.

Fantasy: Randy Cross

Martians? Vintage comics? A blue goatee? What do they all have in common? Watch this video and find out!

Fantasy: Randy Cross from Matt Brass on Vimeo.

by Matt Brass

Night Of The Zombie Chicken

A funny animation short with a message by Steven Blomkamp! Sure to make you giggle... This is a project he made as a student at The Vancouver Film School in 2010.

Night Of The Zombie Chicken, an animated short by Steven Blomkamp from Steven Blomkamp on Vimeo.

Shutter Speed Explained

Quick video explaining shutter speed in photography by Claude Lee Sadik

Shutter Speed explained from Claude lee Sadik on Vimeo.


A short film by Jesse Brass about an artist and her paintings.
From vimeo:
"Melanie Norris shares her passion for finding beauty in people that others may have overlooked.
'My responsibility as an artist is to convey beauty in people. To find the wonderful side of things that may typically be ignored, or just kind of passed on the street ...'"

Beauty from Jesse Brass on Vimeo.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO & Light Explained

Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together to produce the exposure in photography. A correct exposure makes all the difference. If your image is underexposed, it will be too dark. In the case of an underexposed image, you can either open up your aperture, slow down your shutter speed, or increase your ISO (or all three if needed). If your image is overexposed, it will be too light. In the case of an overexposed image, you can either use a smaller aperture (higher number), increase the shutter speed, or decrease the ISO (or all three if needed). This video by Tony Northrup does an excellent job of explaining how the three elements work together.

Depth of Field by E. Wilding

Another short tutorial explaining depth of field in photography.

Depth of Field from E. Wilding on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Pen Tool

The pen tool can be difficult to learn. The more practice you have and the more you watch others work with it, the easier it will be to use. Here is a basic pen tool tutorial for CS5 created by Western Washington's Student Technology Center. Our version of Illustrator is CS6, but this tutorial is still helpful.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 - Pen Tool from WWU ATUS video training on Vimeo.

Sculpture: Submarine Test January 1967

Here is an example of many mediums coming together. Beautiful book art is used in this creative music video. While it isn't as sculptural as your book projects will be, there are some great techniques used here.


This is the music video to the song "Submarine Test January 1967" by John Mayer. The artist used a pre-cinema technique called ombro cinema to animate the drawings made by Virginia Mori. Everything was filmed in live-action, no post production effects were employed.

Paul White Time-Lapse of a Drawing

30 hours. One drawing. Artist Paul White and Film Production Johnny Blank.

Paul White Time-lapse of a drawing from paul white on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light

Short documentary about artist Soo Sunny Park and her shimmering sculptures. Produced by Walley Films.

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light from Walley Films on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Everest - A Time Lapse Short Film

A breathtaking stop motion film that captures the stunning beauty of Mount Everest at night.

Everest -A time lapse short film from Elia Saikaly on Vimeo.

Just as interesting is what Elia Saikaly went through to create the film:
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