Parsons / The New School

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2016–17

Leslie Chavez
Black Test Prints and Anti-Aliasing in Pixel-Based Animation

Black Test Prints is a systematic study of the color black through office printing technology. The investigation deconstructs printed black by questioning how colors are created digitally and creating formulas that explore alternate ways of producing printed black. The prints are produced not only through formulas but also through testing the limits of the office printing technology used to create them. In this study we look at the black and white laser printer, the color laser printer, and the color inkjet printer. The results are a reflection of the process of working like a machine while also taking ownership of the machine errors that results in poetic abstract compositions.

Anti-Aliasing in Pixel-Based Animation is a systematic study of optical correction via color and anti-aliasing. The investigation looks at anti-aliasing, the technique used to make jagged diagonal edges appear smoother, in relationship to the RGB color model of digital space. The eleven films that compose the study are programmatically randomized in the sequence and length. The videos can be played at ten different speeds and in any order, meaning that no two screenings of the film are alike.


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Parsons / The New School

BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2016–17