Animations in COMS374

by Matt on March 22, 2014

As always, things are heating up in Intermedia II as we approach the end of a fantastic (and fantastically busy) year. The students recently completed their first major assignment, a short animation on a subject of their choice. (We did some group animations during the Fall semester, and had a wonderfully inspiring visit from the lovely Joe King, tutor in animation at the Royal College of Art.) As a taster, here’s two of the most successful pieces. You’ll have to join us for our vernissage at O Patro Vys on Sunday April 27th at 7pm to see more.

COMS374 – Korsakow Films

by Matt on November 22, 2013

This year in COMS374, the students were asked to use Korsakow in combination with Vine (a free app for creating very short videos, available for iPhone and Android). The goal was to build poetic, observational films foregrounding sensory experiences. Here are three of the most successful films (click on the screengrabs for links to the students’ films, along with their notes on process – also an important part of the assignment). Guidelines right here.

Anna Giacobbe’s Lingering


Marco Paradiso’s Reverie


Nadine Beauchamp’s Juice


COMS374 3D Alphabets

September 28, 2013

A favourite warm-up assignment in COMS374 is coming up with a novel idea for an alphabet. It demands some really creative thinking, as many of the best ideas have already been taken. If you do want to try it at home, here’s the original assignment guidelines. Here are three of the best from 2013:

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Workshop with Vincent Morisset (3/28/13)

March 29, 2013

On March 28th, students in Intermedia II and III had a rare chance to meet and work with a leading talent in the world of online creative innovation. Vincent Morisset is the creator of, most notably, Bla Bla for the NFB and two interactive music videos for The Arcade Fire: Neon Bible and Sprawl II. […]

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COMS374 Alphabets (Fall 2012)

November 12, 2012

A favourite assignment in COMS374 Intermedia II is to create a new way of looking at the alphabet. The results are often intriguing or entertaining, and this year is no exception. The alphabet, above, was created by cutting stencil letters out of twenty-six paperback books. (Each letter corresponds with the first letter of the last […]

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Welcome Back!

August 30, 2012

A warm welcome to all the new (and used!) students in the BA program in Communication Studies at Concordia University here in Montréal. We had an excellent year in the Intermedia production stream in 2011/2012, and this year promises to be even better. Our most exciting news is the addition of a new faculty member […]

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This was a Book!

April 20, 2012

Our joint vernissage was a big success! Thanks to everyone who came to the Atwater Library to view everyone’s projects and to help us celebrate another big year in Intermedia! Documentation of some of the work right here.

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‘This is a Book’: Intermedia 2+3 Vernissage 2012

April 10, 2012

The joint Intermedia 2+3 vernissage is this Friday. Website. Facebook Event.

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Electronic books and machinima

February 15, 2012

          As my colleague Dr.Matt Soar notes in the previous post, we have seen some exciting changes in the content and direction of the Intermedia Production Stream. We are dedicated to promoting thinking through making, or simply put, combining practice and theory. Our courses challenge and encourage students take creative and […]

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Remediating a web service (Intermedia II)

February 10, 2012

At the beginning of this semester, the students in Intermedia II were asked to explore the notion of remediation. One potential form of remediation is to subvert a mediamaking tool, such as a piece of software, in a meaningful way. In other words, to create something new by making the software perform in ways that […]

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