Over the past two years Video Art students from the NIU School of Art have worked with area businesses to display artwork at various locations in the downtown area. It is has been a wonderful opportunity for the students to work outside of the classroom and to acquire greater exposure for their work.
Since the students are studying the use of video as art, their work primarily consists of video projections that can be displayed in many different types of ways. The great thing about this type of work is that it is very easy to set up and take down. The goal this year was to make work that might: reflect the type of business the student worked with, highlight the Christmas season, or just provide a unique artistic experience for the DeKalb public.
Directed, Illustrated & animated by Jem
Starring: Alex Demetralis
This a project I did working with an acting major named Alex, who is the main character and the voice of the creature. I shot him in front of two different green screens, so editing each one was a bit different. He winds up in this world unintentionally, but it isn't the first time its happened. I drew each background from scratch, and I animated the creature that comes from the ground.