Living Composition

Living Comp from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

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Interactive Media Final Check-in

For this project, we collaborated with CIT students to produce a game. The game I have been focusing on is the Underwater Tactics RPG. After coming together with my group, I decided to work on the obstacle assets. The obstacles for this game are corals and kelp that will cover one tile unit of the game board. There is also a large rock with corals and kelp covering it.

Below are the assets I have made for the game: Continue reading

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Production 2—Flow Arts Promo

Flow Arts (Promo) from Rebecca Gregory and Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

For this piece, I worked in collaboration with Rebecca Gregory to create a promotional video for the Flow Arts club on SUNY Alfred State’s campus. Flow Arts is one of many performing arts clubs on our campus. We wanted to bring attention to this group in particular because over our years attending this school we have watched in shrink to almost no members and grow back into a large club. Continue reading

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Production 2—Personal Project: Water and Paint

water and paint from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

 

Music: “Floating Cities” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

I find paint to be a very interesting and versatile medium. As I move through life, trying to find my own style, I often find myself drawn to certain things. I love paint as it is, but find sitting or standing in front of something for too long to be frustrating.

Playing around with paint and water can be very therapeutic. When I finish painting, I usually find more interest in the water used to rinse my brush, watching the excess paint swirl around, or in the palette on which I had mixed my colors. Continue reading

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Explanations and Connections: Piltdown Man

PiltdownMan from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

 

For this project, we were given a random topic and tasked with creating a video to explain what it was. My topic was, “The archeological hoaxes of Charles Dawson.” The biggest hoax that I found happened to be about the Piltdown Man, so I focused on explaining that. It also had a significant impact on our history and the thought of evolution.

The Piltdown Man wasn’t proven to be a fake for over 40 years after it’s discovery.

 

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Motion Graphics 2018 Reel

Motion Graphics ’18 Reel from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

 

Music: https://www.bensound.com

The above reel demonstrates a few of the skills I have gained over the semester. Through learning to use masks in After Effects to creating a traditional media art piece and animating it, my own skills as an artist have grown.

I plan to work at them even more to be able to fully master even more techniques.

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Brush Wipe Transition

brush transition from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

Music: https://www.bensound.com

For this exercise, I created a brush wipe transition to reveal a photo. I found a tutorial on Youtube explaining how this effect can be done: Create a Brush Stroke Transition Reveal – After Effects Motion Graphics TutorialContinue reading

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Explanations Draft

piltdown hoax draft from Danielle Kanuck on Vimeo.

 

Above is my draft for the archeological hoax of Charles Dawson: The Piltdown Man. There is no sound in the video yet. I plan to record sound for the explanation and add it in. I also plan to add more animation to the pieces so that they are not as boring and stagnant.

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Explanations and Connections: Piltdown Man script and visual snapshots

Script:

Title: Charles Dawson and Piltdown Man

“What and where is the missing link in our evolution? Back in 1912, one archeologist, Charles Dawson, claimed to have found it.

The discovery was made in Sussex, England, near the village of Piltdown. Human-like skull fragments and a jaw with some teeth were found in Pleistocene gravel. Continue reading

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