Physical Traces – Rotoscope Workshop Description:
Join Brooklyn-based artist, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, for this hands-on workshop and learn step-by-step method for creating rotoscope animation. Participants will be instructed on how to utilize live-action video to generate a series of stills that will be used as templates to trace a drawn version of each video still and then export the drawn stills as a video file. The workshop will be taught using Adobe Photoshop CS6. The finished projects will be displayed on the web and exhibited in the storefront windows of ATA.
About the Artist:
Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early age. Themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification and the effects of globalization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactically engage others through populist metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives. Ricardo has established a socially investigative creative practice that utilizes whatever media possible to present content in a manner that may generate interaction and discussion by others.
Prerequisites: A Mac OS or PC laptop with a copy of Photoshop CS5 or higher – PS CS6 preferred. A 30-day trail can be downloaded here: https://creative.adobe.com/apps?trial=PHSP&promoid=JZXPS
No prior technical or artistic skills are necessary beyond navigating the computer environment.
Questions: about the workshop should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for this subsidized workshop is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.