Last Saturday afternoon, we had a blast experimenting with abstract film effects at the Design Museum London. The "DIY FX" workshop was hosted by Intel and curatorial partners jotta to get us making visual effects for film using common objects and cameras as basic as the one in your phone.
We were inspired by Marcel Duchamp's "1926 Anemic Cinema" (after the jump) and a room full of materials, including action figures, miniature animals, a turntables, lasers and a safety helmet. A final edit of the more weird and wonderful creations should be up on the Intel Remastered site soon.
This was the second in a series of three creative interactive collaborative workshops hosted by Intel and jotta. In the third one, DIY Type, we'll experiment with typography using vintage letterforms and create a large work on the wall of Design Museum. If you're in London on Saturday, the 25th of June at 2:30pm, RSVP to email@example.com and come join us!
Victoria Kirk is a senior digital strategist at Ogilvy, helping businesses create experiences that delight consumers. She has a Bachelor's (with honors) from New York University and holds a Masters of Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. As a researcher, ethnographer, strategist and a designer, she has worked with organisations large and small to convert digital and cultural insights into tangible action. Her clients include large multi-nationals (Unilever, British Gas, Nestle) as well as educational and social enterprises (the Museum of Arts and Design, the Pratt Institute, Tilonia.com, the Barefoot College). A native New Yorker, she has lived and worked in India and is now based in London, where she is an active member of the sustainable design community, serves as board member and advisor to several social enterprises, produces documentary film and photography projects, and waits with cautious curiosity for the coming of the 2012 Olympics.