As a Media Arts Scholar in the Centre For Art Tapes program (August 2014-August 2015), I was immersed in intensive media training involving workshops and mentorships in video and audio recording, editing and production, the animation techniques of rotoscoping and frame animation. I was mentored by Nick Bottomley in the use of Isadora, an interactive media presentation tool with the capacity for programming multiple video and audio layers and effects and outputting to multiple projectors.
The project that I developed during this program is 3B: Backlands, Badlands, Burbs. Initiating a discussion about choices we make as a society on the growth of a city, 3B uses layered video and sound field recordings, still photography, rotoscoping and frame animation to take the viewer from the wilderness of the Backlands to the development of the new suburban community of Governor’s Brook.
The following are stills from 3B.