"" bshawise: Trash Shadows

Friday, November 14, 2008

Trash Shadows

My new friend Scott is helping with the {RE}gifter after show and shared a link of Tim Nobel and Sue Webster's art. If you know how or can figure out how to do this I need you to get a hold of me. STAT.






BTW, a handful of artists showed up last night to our first gathering. A group of high school kids came. It was hilarious. They made a rudolph with a watering can head who broke his back flying and had to use a walker. We're going to meet again this Thursday. Spread the word. You wouldn't believe how fun it is to play with trash. I might regret having Rumpke dump a half truck of recycling back there. It was a lot sloppier than I expected. A LOT more. I am now the owner of a hot pile of mess. Pete, the director of Student Ministries, came out yesterday when the dump truck was beeping in reverse and said, "What are you doing?!" I told him I wasn't sure. He wasn't sure about that answer. Good times.

15 comments:

Joe said...

those shadows are beyond amazing. I can't even begin to figure that out.

Sarah Rezer said...

I think it's a scrim shadow...
Silhouette Screens with Scrims

"To get a perfect silhouette most people try making a shadow screen with disappointing results. Shadow screens exaggerate images. Its far easier to make a perfect silhouette by turning the lightsource backwards and strongly washing the back wall in light. Then the actor steps between the backwall and the scrim. The result is a perfect silhouette.

To do this you need a flat lightable surface as a back wall. You can substitute a second scrim or cyc or plain drop. Usually use a light colored surface so that you can wash it strongly in light."

That was the first page I found wiht a description. I'm sure you could find more info on it if you wanted to.

Sarah Rezer said...

Here is the actual site...

http://www.studio-productions-inc.com/white_papers/wp_scrim_effects_main.html

bshawise said...

sarah, are you saying it's fake?

Drew K. said...

I think it's fake, too.

sarah said...

You can do it with live people as well as cut-outs. We did something like that in 8th grade where several of the kids in our class did an "america" special presentation. Each of us were part of different silouettes. One was the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima, another was Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg address. We each had a little thing that we were part of and it was all done in silouette behind a scrim.

Sarah said...

I don't really know what you mean by "fake" though...

Drew K. said...

The word "fake" may be a misnomer, as no art is "fake", but more of an illusion... in that, it appears as though the trash/garbage are creating the silhouette, when in reality, it's a shadow cast from behind the "wall" using a cut-out or something similar.

Scott & Jess said...

Don't you hate it when someone bursts your shadow?

bshawise said...

i've scoured the internets and haven't found a single naysayer of these artists...

sarah said...

Ah, I gotcha...

Dan Kalbach said...

That's good work. It can be done. A wall, a light, and lots of glue.

Anonymous said...

brad, do you still need help with the rest of the production? writing, etc.?

bshawise said...

anonymous,

the show is written. but i need help with things like the creation and installation of various sculptures throughout the building. if this interests you, there will be a meeting this coming sunday at 10am in the Big Room at VCC led by Abe Fathman where more specifics will be given and teams will start being formed. For example, one team will work on creating robots out of junk.

if you are interested in improv-type acting, there will be place to volunteer in that way for the production. i'd invite you to come to the improv workshop this Tuesday 7pm in the auditorium. There will time to learn improv along with get more information on the volunteering possibility.

Michael J. Sharp said...

Wow. And Umm.

I wish that I'd not read the comments. Not that it matters, ... fake or not fake.

Neat images.