Virtual Reality and 3-D Comics

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Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Jeremy Rotsztain talks about his cinema installation at Portland's Academy Theater - House of Shadow Silence - on KBOO's Words and Pictures with S.W. Conser
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David Chelsea talks about his new book Perspective in Action on KBOO's Words and Pictures with S.W. Conser
David Chelsea talks about his new book Perspective in Action on KBOO's Words and Pictures with S.W. Conser
We explore the immersive technology which is transforming the worlds of animation and comics

 

Digital technology is making animation and comics more immersive, and this month's guests are working at the forefront of the movement.

Jeremy Rotsztain is creating an audio-visual experience to take place in Portland's Academy Theater.  Inspired by Frederik Kiesler's historic Film Guild Cinema in New York, Rotsztain's virtual-reality cinema experience House of Shadow Silence will fulfill Kiesler's unrealized vision of projecting moving images on every surface of the space.  Dada artist Hans Richter's surrealist animations are the jumping-off point for Rotsztain's abstract shapes that will flow off the screen and onto the walls and ceiling.

We're also joined by author and comics artist David Chelsea, whose new book Perspective In Action is a colorful history of spacial representation in art, as well as a how-to manual for creating optical illusions using simple tools and reference materials.  Step-by-step instructions allow the reader to create 3-D comics, trompe l'oeil sidewalk drawings, and relief mapping, as well as sculptural projects such as anamorphic globes and cabinets of wonder.

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