Eddie Vitch was a caricature and mime artist from Poland. In the 1930's, his work took over the walls of the Brown Derby in Hollywood, the celebrity hang out of the era. Vitch was in France performing his mime act when Germany invaded in 1940. The Nazi’s liked his act and put him on stage throughout Germany by orders of the Propaganda Ministry. His documents identified him as “Levkovitch,” an undeniably Jewish name. His survival is one of mystery and moral difficulty.
I was responsible for translating the static imagery (archival photographs, caricatures, reviews, programs and posters, etc.) into engaging video content. [All while fitting the mood and remaining creative/ original.]
In addition to the film, there were exhibitions of Vitch's caricatures. I was tasked with preparing his work for display and designing a [100-page] book cataloging the caricatures on display and [incorporating articles on his life and surrounding history.]
Among the many animals that possess the ability to change color, whether for defense, communication or hunting, cephalopods are unique in their speed and diversity of modification. Millions of neurally controlled pigment organs, known as chromatophores, work in conjunction with layers of reflector cells to generate precise, intricate, and intentional body patterns in milliseconds. These active organs responsible for such displays found in cephalopods contrast with the passive, chemically controlled, coloration structures found in amphibians, fish and reptiles.
The nature of chromatophore organs offers a unique learning opportunity for animating in color. The morphing in shape and color lends itself to animation, but also requires a certain level of precision as the cephalopod's survival depends on their accuracy. Similarly, the nature of physiology lends itself to animation as cellular activity can be simplified to display only what is necessary at any given moment in the process.
Oral presentation accompanied by animations of cephalopod chromatophore based behavior and a detailing of the physiology behind the behavior.
Posters and artwork for local band Tangerine.
All Star Opera
Posters and artwork for local band All Star Opera.
Odds & Ends
Drew some stuff.