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Light Art


My research project was about light art. I used a ten second exposure time on my camera to capture light art made by my group. It was a required project for my art class that we performed outside in a dark open field. Our main light source that we used was simply a cell phone flashlight. We also used a laser pointer for a few shots and a colored light source for a few shots also.              

Beta Theta Pi


This was my first ever experience checking any equipment our from the Create Space offices. I rented out a 5D mark II and I was extremely happy with the material it produced. I was hired to shoot an event for my own fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. The ceremony was a celebration of the “Re-installation” of Beta Theta Pi which means that the national fraternity recognizes the Ohio University chapter of Beta. I covered this event November 28th. The event took place in two different locations so the lighting conditions changed drastically. The 5D Mark II had incredible low light abilities that saved me from digital noise. The two locations I shot in were the College Green Chapel and the Baker Center Ballroom. I loved this camera. Many of the pictures turned out extremely well even though the first setting was dimly lit church. I shot this event because it was a special night for a...

Using Flying Camera and Genie Syrp

By Hà Kin

For my second year movie project. I have this idea of having the movie title coming out from a shot which is filmed from the flying camera. The story is taken in the late winter. Jack, the main character has a very depressing job. He starts his day by driving his car on a road where everything looks cold and dead. I wanted a wide image of the whole winter scenery with his lonely car winding through. The best way to shoot this scene would be from a flying camera. Since I have no license to fly the camera, I had Nathan from the Create Space to help out. The day was so windy and it was cold. We were worried earlier about the weather, if it is too cold, the battery may die out quickly and if it is too windy it will be very difficult and even dangerous for the camera to fly. Also, in order to perform the flying camera (besides the licenses, we must ask for permission from the city to shoot...

Bloomberg Trading Room


The school of Business has many resources to offer students. We wanted to make a video to display how the trading room effects students in a positive manner. We have interviews from many students telling why and how the trading room has helped with their studies. The dean of students also speaks out to show his appreciation. The goal of this video is to produce a compelling video (approx. 3 minutes) that tells the story of Ohio University’s passion to have a trading lab on campus. The trading room will enrich Ohio University’s College of Business as it strives to be ranked among the top 25 public business schools in the country. The facility will provide students with a classroom experience that will allow them to engage in a more project-based curriculum and to graduate more career ready.        

Dark Matter Cubes


How is dark matter transformed into energy? John Sabraw’s Description class explored this question experimenting with three dimensional cubes. The class began with an ideation process, thinking up ideas for how a cube could contain the power to harness dark matter. Some students interpreted the assignment with plants processing the dark matter, others thought up cubes filled with coffee machines and mechanical arms. Students then drew their ideas in orthographic and isometric projections. Capturing the details and communicating them was a challenge and continued to be one in the next step of making 3D models. Using wood, clay, cardboard, foam and string, the isometric and orthographic projections were modeled. The next step involved translating the wooden sculptural cubes through 3D rendering software with the intent of 3D printing them. The rendering software blender, constituted a...

Energy Flow


For my structure art class the students were asked to pick from a list of contemporary artists that use structure, and eventually make a piece based off of that artist, either in material or meaning. I picked Nobuhiro Shimura, a projection artist whose work explores how the audience and surroundings can be invited into a relationship with his projections. I had never worked with projectors before, and my knowledge was more based in illustration, so I created a series of figures to project as part of an installation that I exhibited Wednesday, November 4 for a total of about 30 minutes. I rented two projectors but ended up using a super short range one to project my figures onto the back of a hanging piece of paper. There were slits in the paper between each of the figures that allowed the paper to swing freely and react to the breath and movement of those viewing it. I animated two of...

Compositing Monstrosity


It began as an assignment for an experimental film production class. The goal was to piece together video bits of the body to reshape the human. I used a Black Magic Pocket camera and a Manfrotto Tripod. Then I took the footage into Adobe After Effects. The compositing process has been a lot of fun and using video editing software has proved to be a good learning experience. Right now the material has been revolving around movement of extremities detached from the torso. However, I am interested in the possibilities away from extensive movement. The next rendition of the assignment seems to be compositing video portraiture to reflect distortion with specific physical attributes rather than physical movement. https://vimeo.com/144573588    ...

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