Why do I create multimedia animation? Bill Viola, video artist, talks about the importance of asking why — why an artist creates a work of art. He talks of how we have gotten away from asking “why” questions. Since the industrialization of our world, we have become preoccupied with asking “how” instead. This video animation gives a glimpse of both the how and the why I create these animations. I find inspiration in the balancing of movement, sound, image and word. Animation frees me to experiment and play with these elements. Animation allows me to dance in the light.
How do perspective and camera angle affect the photo? Change your perspective and the angle of your camera to get a unique view on the world and a more interesting photo. Here I have placed the camera lens very close to the bark peeling off the tree, to shoot through the gaps to the blue …
This mobile art multimedia animation was created by using a number of apps. I used various mobile photo and video editing tools within those apps. App smashing for art!
mobile art multimedia animation
Featured in this video is the sculpture, dance of life, that I created while studying at the Instituto de Bellas Artes, in San Miguel de Allende. I traveled to San Miguel with my sister, Anne McDonald, after being evacuated from Kinshasa, Zaire where I was teaching at The American School of Kinshasa (TASOK).
This sculpture was my response to the grief I experienced from witnessing the political upheaval in that beautiful country in Africa and losing so suddenly the home and community I loved there.
My sister, Anne McDonald is a writer. We have traveled far and well together. On the plane home, I carried my sculpture, Anne carried a beautiful vase, and above us in the luggage compartment was a donkey piñata ….but that’s another story.
Most of my photographs are taken here in my hometown, London, Ontario. In fact, most of them were taken on my daily walks in the small patch of woods in front of my home. Before the woods, there is a green space with a large, old oak tree with a deep depression around it. As …
(A) Broad(‘s) Shoulders Waking on the blue couch, before dawn Muscles stiff with the fear they remembered waking on the blue couch before dawn after a short deep sleep waking on the blue couch before dawn muscles stiff with the fear they remembered but her mind did not She has broad shoulders She has a …
Introducing Mary McDonald, fine art multimedia artist. I am committed to telling stories in ways that cross disciplines and mix the arts. I am fascinated by movement, drawn to images, stilled in sound, and inspired by words.
I have always been a writer. I have dabbled in visual arts. I discovered a passion for animation, in particular, fine art multimedia animation through the graduate, Master’s of Educational Technology (MET) I am pursuing through an international, online program offered at the University of British Columbia. I began creating animations and artistic video for projects for my courses — twisting assignments to suit my passions and desire to create.