Jeffrey Moser

Digital Media Artist

Teaching Packet





Work Samples


Jeffrey Moser
Crossings
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2016



Jeffrey Moser
A Phantasy in Vinyl
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2014



Jeffrey Moser
Carousel Wurlitz
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2017



Jeffrey Moser
The Topography of the Birds
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2016



Jeffrey Moser
CN Train
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2016



Fixation Database:

The Fixation Database website is an ongoing project to create a visual database of film, animation, music videos, and video games. The website invites computer programmers, film scholars, and movie buffs to collaborate in the collection and analysis of the film database. I employ custom computer programs to arrange every frame of a motion picture in a grid with an aspect ration of 3:1. The proportions mimic a microscope slide and the name fixation, in biology, is a specimen whose motion has been arrested in preparation for scientific investigation.

The project was inspired by the pioneering work of Dr. Robert Steele, a Boston University Film Professor, who did the first scientific study of light in film in the mid-1960's. In his experiments he projected light from a 16mm film projector through a cardboard tube and onto a photo detector. Converting light levels into electrical signals, he made 'seismographic' charts of entire films. He believed that he could detect areas of light rhythm that would uncover the secrets of great filmmaking.

Cinematic Fixations Website


Film

Jeffrey Moser
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2011

Jeffrey Moser
2001 A Space Odyssey (1969)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2010

Kubrick's late 1960's masterpiece portrays the vast silence and emptiness of space. Kubrick's dynamic and groundbreaking star-gate scene introduces vibrant colors and flashes of light rhythm at the climax of the movie.



Jeffrey Moser
The Force Awakens (2016)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016





Experimental Film

Jeffrey Moser
70 (1970)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

Robert Breer's experimental investigation of semifoil symbols.



Jeffrey Moser
Blink (1966)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2015

Fluxus artist ______________ created this film.



Jeffrey Moser
Wipes (1963)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

Lloyd Williams animated experiments.



Animation

Jeffrey Moser
Anansi the Spider (1969)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

An animated short by Gerald McDermott.



Jeffrey Moser
Fantasy (1975)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

Vince Collins



Jeffrey Moser
Arrow to the Sun (1935)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

Arrow to the sun.



Music Videos

Jeffrey Moser
Devo - That's Good (1977)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

Jeffrey Moser
Drake - Hotline Bling (2016)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

Inspired by James Turell ...



Jeffrey Moser
OK GO - Last Leaf (2013)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2016

OK GO



Video Games

Jeffrey Moser
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2011

Jeffrey Moser
2001 A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1969)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2010

Kubrick's late 1960's masterpiece portrays the vast silence and emptiness of space. Kubrick's dynamic and groundbreaking star-gate scene introduces vibrant colors and flashes of light rhythm at the climax of the movie.



Jeffrey Moser
A Colour Box (Len Lye, 1935)
Digital Image
10800 px x 3600 px
2011

Lye's hand-painted film is an excellent example of Cinema Plastics. Its vibrant colors and dramatic lines reveal the artist's hand in the creation of this experimental film.



Fordland Series:

In the Fordland Series, I examine the mechanization of imagery by appropriating 16mm Ford Motor Company promotional films. Shown at employee retreats across the country, the films promoted power and speed in the 1960's, thrill seeking and gambling in the 1970's, and nostalgia and contrition in the 1980's. I manipulate these films by opening the film gate to expose more than one frame at a time. It is as if the viewer has taken repeated steps backwards from the film, not only physically, but temporally as well, transporting the viewer several seconds into both the past and the future. The motion in the films is an illusion, created by our perceptions of vision. The grid is constructed by hundreds of individual movies each playing the film at the same rate. The only alteration is that each movie begins one frame after the one that precedes it, causing frames to appear to chase each other across the screen and completing the illusion of the film unrolling.

Jeffrey Moser
Thrill Seekers (Fordland Series)
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2011



Jeffrey Moser
432 Projections of the World of Ford (Fordland Series)
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2011



Experimental Video:

Jeffrey Moser
Colour Countdown
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2012



Jeffrey Moser
The Climax of Tron
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2012



Jeffrey Moser
Initiate Light Cycle Paths
Single Channel Digital Video, Color, Stereo
2012

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Student Work Samples

West Virginia University 2014-present

JRL 225 Media Tools and Applications
JRL 322 Game Design and Digital Narrative
ART 270 Intro to Electronic Art
ART 272 Design for Multimedia
ART 372 Interactive Design
ART/JRL 472 Advanced Interactive Design

Self Promotion Layouts



Cori Mayhew
Five Compositions

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Nick Jarvis
Five Compositions

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Camila Vengoechea
Five Compositions

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Achievement Badges

Students learn about color theory and how the computer selects color through the design of achievement badges for a fictional social issue game.

Cory Mayhew
Political Engagement Achievement Badges





Abbey Estep
Eat Local Achievement Badges





Nick Golden
WVU Parking Violations Achievement Badges






Jonas Christoff
Travel the Seven Wonders Achievement Badges






3D Type Animation:

The culminating project in ART272 Design for Multimedia employs Processing Programming Language to create a 3D type effect. The students create two images, the first a texture map that controls the color of the image, and the second is a bump map that controls the depth of the image. Inputting these two images into the program, and controlling the motion with a keyboard input, the students compose a short video of rotating an moving type.

Nick Jarvis
Maine
ART 272 Design for Multimedia
3D Type Animation
Total running time :30





Ben Krantz
Wolf Lake Ranch
ART 272 Design for Multimedia
3D Type Animation
Total running time :30





Allison Stickel
Monstrosity
ART 272 Design for Multimedia
3D Type Animation
Total running time :50





Interactive Media:

Aaron New
JQuery Interactive Webpage





Brooke Deardorff
JQuery Interactive Webpage





Sarah Baldwin
Assignment: Paintbox

Students used open-sourced Processing programming language to create a simple painting program that could save individual screenshots, from which they created a short animation.



Brian Mulligan
Assignment: Paintbox

Students used open-sourced Processing programming language to create a simple painting program that could save individual screenshots, from which they created a short animation. Brian's submission was a trailer for an alien-invasion movie.



Game Design and Digital Narrative:

This class introduced the art of video production to students with a variety of backgrounds. The instruction started with telling stories through still photographs and grew to using video editing to create fictional filmshorts.

Ben Wasser
Time Travel Breakout
JRL 322 Game Design and Digital Narrative
Breakout Clone
Total running time 4:30





Nick Giovannone
Early Windows Breakout
JRL 322 Game Design and Digital Narrative
Breakout Clone
Total running time 3:40





Gary Murray
Assignment: Breakout

Students used processing Programming Language to program their own versions of the classic game, breakout. Gary was created this World-War II inspired breakout clone.



Jon Pirkey
Bernie
JRL 322 Game Design and Digital Narrative
Machinima Political Ad
Total running time 2:15





Rachel Solis
Our Children are Watching
JRL 322 Game Design and Digital Narrative
Machinima Political Ad
Total running time 1:00





Documentary Projects

Nick Jarvis
The Mace Project (Trailer)
Reed College of Media Student Travel Grant Recipient
Collaboration with Nina Assimakopoulos, Professor of Flute, College of Creative Arts
Total running time :55





Elizabeth Keim
Daryl Shockley Interview

Total running time 3:25





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Application Materials

For a hard copy of these or other application materials contact jeffrey@jeffreymoser.com

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