Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Table Manners

It's not quite "slot sculpture", but the characters in this stop motion animation are made out of cardboard!

Table Manners from Rebecca Manley on Vimeo.

By Rebecca Manley

New Student Work!

This is just the beginning! I can't wait to see what you create this term!


While creating a performance task assessment for our photography classes, I found this fabulous blog. The author takes time to explore themes relating to human rights, and does an excellent job of discussing these serious issues. I highly recommend you take a minute to view this blog.


Rosa Parks' booking photo when being arrested on December 1st, 1955

Trick or Treat? This Halloween: A TREAT!

A representative from RMCAD will be visiting us this Thursday! Come prepared with questions!


It's Paper

This short stop motion animation is applicable to both sculpture and photography classes. Proper exposure and lighting ensures that you can see the tiny shapes and forms, even though the film is basically "white on white".

It's paper from Pingo van der Brinkloev on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Good Life, Too: Alonzo Clemens

I am always amazed by the ability of individuals to overcome difficult circumstances. This man is an incredible artist, and his story is one you should not miss. For my sculpture students: there are some great sculpting demos in this short film.

A Good Life, Too: Alonzo Clemons from The Good Line on Vimeo.

Inuit Throat-Singing Sisters from Canada

In our culture, technology reigns. Even now, you are reading a blog, most likely from a computer or a cell phone. In such a technological culture, how do we retain our heritage? Some things, such as throat-singing, are oral traditions handed down from one generation to the next. How can we keep our traditions and our culture, while allowing ourselves to delve into the never-ending realm of the technological? Does your family have any traditions that you would like to pass onto future generations, and if so, how will you preserve them?

Inuit throat-singing sisters from Canada from Alaska Dispatch on Vimeo.


This short film by Murat Sayginer reminds me of Salvador Dali and David Hockney's artwork. Even so, it creates a new experience. One that both my photography and sculpture students can learn from.

Ratio from MURAT SAYGINER on Vimeo.

Why Do I Study Physics?

While searching for the latest, greatest, art-related film to show to you all, I found this fun little stop motion animation. Whether you are "right-brained" or "left-brained", this short film is a treat.

Why Do I Study Physics? (2013) from Xiangjun Shi on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


A short film about the artist Bobby Jaber. His passion for art is only matched by his passion for science. "It's not what you start with, or what you end up with... It's what lies between the beginning and the end that's the meaning of the whole act of creation."

PORCELAINIA from Dave Altizer on Vimeo.

By Dave Altizer

Scene Modes: Tutorial by Tamron

This tutorial explains the modes/settings on your camera.

Commute in Photos: An NPR Article

Varied and interesting. Photos submitted from around the U.S. documenting commutes.
Read the article at the linke below:
NPR article

Monday, October 21, 2013


Holy Slobbering Labradoodle! I've never seen a dog with dreadlocks before... Check out these canine cuties!

SHAKE from Variable on Vimeo.

Amazônia Manauara

From the website: A dive into the mysteries and beauty of Manaus, the capital in the heart of the Amazon.

Amazônia Manauara from MOOV on Vimeo.