Tuesday, March 25, 2008

At work at Little Havana Institute

New buildings on the virtual 3D drawing board

The drawings below were made by Alex, Osmani and Dariel at Little Havana Institute.

Building Facade project

In Brick by Brick, students at the four sites are literally becoming the facades of their original buildings.

Starting with self-portraits like the one of Nethaniah (from YWCA), they create new textures from their portraits for their buildings in Sketchup.

Check it out.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sketchup at Little Havana Institute

After seeing a demonstration by designer Dimitry Chamy, Alex and Dariel immediately began drafting some projects using Google Sketchup, a free download, a very powerful tool.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

using google sketchup and google earth

i pick this spot 2 make a pool n a food court in coconut grove. Jamal   

New Space Being DESIGNED


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Stop motion on a really big scale

Check out the Barnstormers' motion painting letter to the President. Artists in the Barnstormers crew paint on walls, floors, barns, tractor trailers - and they document the paintings in progress using time-lapse photography. We watched their work today on DVD in Coconut Grove. 


Kids at the YWCA set to work on original tiny transparencies. We projected their works on the wall, and we saw little stories take shape - complete with titles and credits.

Brick x Brick? Frame by Frame!

We are experimenting with building in time - with images - using stop motion animation techniques. We shoot one frame, move our objects, then shoot again. We took these photos which animate some inanimate objects.

The chair and scarf above are arranged in a strip. When we edit them, each one will be a frame in our video timeline.

(by participants at the Barnyard in Coconut Grove)

Re-mapping Miami

Brick by Brick participants at the downtown YWCA took markers to maps of greater Miami and re-envisioned the city, adding waterways, bicycle paths, music studios, land bridges to new islands and all kinds of new zones. Urban planners look out!