Eyeo Show & Tell

I presented my work at the Eyeo Festival’s show & tell sessions today, focusing on the way that expanding my practice to animation and Processing has fed back into my traditional media artwork.

Download my EYEO 2015 show and tell slides as a PDF

Some animations from my talk:

Stop-motion Drawings

I’m working on a couple of 15×20 drawings at the moment, and yesterday I took a few hours to photograph them for animation while drawing. I set up a camera on a tripod next to my work, focusing on the paper until it filled the frame, and then started drawing. After almost every line (and breaking some long ones in the middle), I would lean over and snap a photo with the camera. I ended up with about 800-1000 photos for each piece, taken over a period of about 1.5 hours of drawing. I downloaded, resized and renamed the photos into a sequence, and then brought them into AfterEffects for color correction, timeshifting and rendering into video. The process took most of the day, but I love the way it shows the drawing process on its own, in a sort of mysterious way that eliminates the actual creator.

Timelapse Drawing – Water Map from Emily Garfield on Vimeo.

Timelapse Drawing – Network Map from Emily Garfield on Vimeo.