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Friday, May 2, 2014

Jephyr's Video Chosen For MCC's "Tracers" - Video And Animation Show

MCC Instructor Chris Todd Hosting “Tracers” - Video & Animation Show


Yesterday I trekked over to the Mesa Community College campus for the first time in a while to take part in "Tracers", a video and animation show put together by MCC Digital Art instructor Chris Todd.

Chris Todd's Excellent Poster For "Tracers"
Chris Todd's Awesome Poster For "Tracers"
Chris has been teaching at MCC for 6 years now and has amassed a growing number of excellent student video and animation projects...and he shared 15 to 20 or so of them during the show. 

I remembered a number of my classmate's animations from my Art 202 class with Chris...and was fascinated to see the wide variety of subjects and styles represented by all the various videos presented.

Some were humorous, others a tad dark, one was "video game" based, others wove through narratives about family or friends, some tackled social issues, while others floated in sheer whimsy...seeing the individual approaches to assignments each student had taken was very interesting and in many cases inspiring. 

Tracers was an excellent show!

 I was honored to have been asked by Chris to include my "Transformation" animation, "Late Again", in the show.

(please see the video below)

MCC Instructors Chris Todd & Tom Klare Prepping For The “Tracers” - Video & Animation Show

Late Again was a "Pareidolia" assignment created for Chris's Art 202 class.

A when we perceive something recognizable in a random seeing faces or animals in clouds for example...or the face of someone on burnt toast 

You can read more about that project in my February 26, 2013 blog post.

Here's my video/animation "Late Again"...hope you enjoy it!

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In 2013 I was also honored to have been chosen by Chris to have this same video appear in the Student Art Show.  You can read more about that here:


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