with an intent to settle upon physicallity
we must pursue what settles in our sleep

it is the endurance of our animal
with eyes on the back of it’s head

two ovals of legendary nerves
with an anticipation taken for granted

interactive legacies should not be forgotten
for what it has is who we are

Perception Group – Story Board update

Below is a link to the flow chart we have created for our story board.


This is not our final story board. We used Prezi as a tool to get the visuals of our story line in order.

Our next steps for our story board are:

-creating the poetic narrative  

-incorporating sound 

-mapping out the timing

Feb 20-27

Based on your storyboard start preparing your animatic (animated storyboards) for february 27th.  It doesn’t have to be polished. This is a very good time to EXPERIMENT visuals sounds, and performance.

Start timing. The production will be 45 min so each group will have 14 min. Time your shots ,motion, cues for live event/performance and lighting.

if you are using very complex visuals, I recommend you separate you storyboard from the live event/performance.

Make a list of your technical,software needs, shot list, sound and props

Don’t forget: Keep It Simple! 

For february 27th,  don’t forget to delivery your movie in quicktime .mov, 1024 by 1024.  The best compression is using Sorenson 3 codec

These are some comments based on your blog entries… I divided them in groups but some of the elements apply to the other groups as well


Your storyboard is a great start. I like how you started dividing the elements in 4 scenes

Create a narrative that works in the 14 minutes

Create timing for the videos and cue images of when to start your performance

Start creating a timeline for production including shooting, sound editing, creations of computer generated animations and visuals, rendering.

Start thinking about the props for the performance

Start timing your scenes on the storyboard. For example how long would the introduction be, the close ups of the eyes, etc.

Start creating and laying down your sound for your animatic.

Below are some links for Processing that might be helpful

Unexplored Minds

Your 2d and prezi mood board were very consistent in creating the feeling of discovering , experimentation, difference points of view of the unexpected. The colors are great

This is a good time to experiment visual in the planetarium, start creating animatics with the footage or photos you have so far

Create a narrative that works in the 14 minutes

Start creating a timeline for production including shooting, sound editing, performance and visuals, rendering.

Make a shoot list  for your performance and have some unedited samples for Feb 27

Include your list of sounds in your animatic

Creative Minds 

Including words in your mood board was very helpful to understand your intentions with the audience

The colors where consistent throughout your images.

the images your chose were very organic and fluid.

Start making a shot list and include it on your storyboard, Include some sample for February 27

if you are creating your own visuals, you should start creating a few samples of video  so you can experiment with this. Don’t spend too much time on the production. Play more with materials and angles

Create a narrative that works in the 14 minutes



Below are some links that might help you: 

Previz of a 3d rendering including the storyboarding, the previz and the final animation

dome storyboard template

Hyaden Planetarium

Fulldome storyboards×2.jpg

We are aliens, The making of

Perception Group Notes


Following meeting times: 
-Monday, February 13th, 10:30 AM Library 13th floor 
-Tuesday, February 14th, 9:00 PM Green Room 

(as of Wednesday)

(This is what we came up with last Wednesday!)


Water: reflection, ripples, references
Processing: programmed animaition
Medusae: movement into eye (transitions)
Eye: iris, pupil, dilation // dark, silhouettes from iris- perceive & create (shadows and

from from center out)

Low bass: perception of sound
Poem: segmented // no voiceover/sound intertwined with poem
Sound: segments of silence for perception of noise
“Phrase tells it all”: poetic, narrative intro
Microscopic elements
Repetition: time interplay/self questioning/patterns–creating emphasis
-Based on seeing reality
-Interface with world- individuality & collective experience
-Constant flow/continuous video
+Experience of viewer
+Visual experiments

Inspiration Sources for Teams

Hey there! The mood-board presentations were amazing and I really wanted to give you guys a hand with artists examples and other sources that may help the creative juices to continue flowing as you work on creating your story boards.


Marilyn Minter 

I really liked the idea of creating visuals in a low-tech way. Either by using paint or milk and pigment or any other methods you guys can think of. While Minter’s work is not related to science, I thought that her play with materials and the visual effects that she produces may inspire you guys.

Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae considers herself to be a body architect, but her work has close ties to science and body-engineering. Here are a couple of videos you may enjoy and be inspired by.



MoMa Talk / Understanding and Sensing Images

This multidisciplinary series of discussions features prominent artists, art historians, scientists, conservators, and others as they provide a variety of perspectives on the complex process of experiencing art. Discussions explore the ways in which the perception of a single artwork evolves over time, how artists adopt optical and perceptive strategies as a means of influencing a particular sensorial experience, and the impact of recent scientific research and color theory on art and architecture.



Bart Hess

I believe one of you guys mentioned that performance does not need to be live and that it can be acted out on camera. Based on the movies that you guys showed us an this last thought, I saw the work of Bart Hess as possible inspiration for you, which includes the use of performances, sound and lighting.


Everybody should watch this.

read more about this link here.