Vicci Ho is a writer, film programmer and producer. She has written for Variety and worked for film festivals across the globe, including Toronto International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival and directed the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.  She is the President of Janitor Interactive: a production company specializing in games.

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DoE - Live Drawing

This homework is interesting because I have never had experience 'drawing' digitally before. While my drawing is mostly just doodling, doodling on a computer is not easy on a touch pad as I draw with pencil and paper. Before I start the assignment, I need to make sure I know the software as well as the hardware for the task. I borrowed a drawing tablet, a tool I had never used before, and immediately got overwhelmed with it. I wasn't sure if the tablet was in very good condition and when I failed to draw comfortably with it after a while, I decided to save this battle of figuring out how to use this effectively for another day. I decided to use an external mouse as the "pen", and the touchpad for movement. I am also not super familiar with sketchbook pro, or any drawing software in particular, so I spent a bit of time finding a way to navigate around that.

I listened to the songs to get a sense of the music I will be drawing to. I decided to draw to version B of the song, and downloaded the music file to draw to. When I finally figured out how to capture the drawing, I realized I downloaded the wrong version of the song, thus throwing me off a bit! I tried three versions, one was blighted by a mistake in the capturing setup, finally settling for the third take. I am pretty happy with final result of the exercise, where I was mostly drawing lines as a performance to the music, though if I had better control (for example: a good calibrated tablet, better control of sketchbook pro) I might have done a very different drawing. Anyways, here it is.

DoE - Week 2: Drawing to live music from Vicci Ho on Vimeo.

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