Theater Co-op in Slow Motion

March 27, 2014

This is a time-lapse video made by the Theatre co-op. The purpose of making this video was to concentrate on our movement. Because it’s a time-lapse video, the camera took a picture every two seconds, and then put them together in a film that was only about (x) seconds. We concentrated on each movement we made and anticipated the movements of each other without talking. We title our video “Battlefield!:Resurrection.” We do SLO-MO NINJA to gain the ability to anticipate each others actions non-verbally. In a similar way to improv, we didn’t completely plan the order and action in this video before doing it, so we were able to rely on each others actions and anticipate how the scene would progress forward.

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Positive Vibes in Recording Arts Technology Co-op

March 18, 2014

Positive Vibes in Recording Arts Technology Co-op

The Recording Arts and Technology Co-op, also known as R.A.T, is where the beats are mixed and tracks are made. The students there create their own music—adding soundtracks, mixing vocals and sometimes just going a cappella. There are three studios in which they work, each blasting with their latest creation.
The positive vibe makes working with everyone easier and more fun. The Co-op also requires a lot of focus and dedication to your piece. It’s easy to get sidetracked, but a well worker knows that time is of the essence. Working on a song includes many parts—recording, adding music and professionalizing the sound, it’s hard to get everything done in a reasonable amount of time if you’re goofing off.
The R.A.T Co-op is unique just like all the others. They express themselves through music and collaborate with one another to constructively citizen each piece of work. Everyone works together to make sure another person’s art is done and done well. That is just one of the other things that make the R.A.T Co-op so special. Artwork’s Recording Arts and Technology Co-op is a job that mixes with pleasure.


ArtWorks Spring Theater

March 12, 2014

photo So! The Artworks openhouse was last week. I WAS SUPER DUPER EXCITED to show people what we do here! In case you couldn’t make it, I’m excited to give you a small taste of the things we have done in the theatre co-op thus far! We’ve been doing a lot of improv, and acting skills. Through this the people in my co-op have really gotten to be really close as friends, coworkers, and fellow artists and actors.

 

Artworks Theatre

A really cool place

to work, learn,

and participate

in acting, improv

working with tim

has been a great experience

I always love coming in

to work

with inspirational people

in a beautiful building too

I love artworks

how bout you?


Behind the Lens: Spring ArtWorks Photography

March 11, 2014

Hello, Photo ArtWorkians and their families! We hope you kept safe and warm during the (many) winter storms that have kept us all in.

IMG_0367Things at ArtWorks are heating up, even if the weather’s not. Shutters are clicking away and beautiful portraits are being taken. We are helping to make the Theatre Co-op portfolios show-ready by providing professional pictures for them to use for their future auditions. We were also able to take three fantastic field trips to the ICA, the Cleveland Print Room and Transformer Station. The Cleveland Print Room featured an exhibit on Vivian Maier, “Marry Poppins with a Camera”, who took over 100,000 pictures during her life time. We were also able to view a documentary about her life and saw a few of her photos on display. They were all very personal, as they exposed the people behind the city of Chicago. On February 13th, we were able to also go to the ICA, an organization that is dedicated to restoring damaged art. We saw an artist working on a mural that had been damaged by the weather. IMG_0392It almost looked like new! After that, we saw another exhibit on Hank Willis Thomas. He is a photographer that loves to stretch the boundaries of what a picture should be. All of his subjects are regularly put into various odd positions that make a statement. The show was very provocative, as we got to really examine how pictures influence culture. We now click away even more enthusiastically, as we are inspired by great photographers. Keep clicking ArtWorkians!