Design Review Part 2

Well, I hit a few roadblocks within the past two weeks. I’m sure all of us can relate. Related to this project, I received some bad news: a friend who was going to “donate” an .mp3 of an old track lost the file with a computer crash. 🙁

The good news: I found more music. See the following tracks.

Hour long sets are super common in European dance scenes. Check out the transition at ~ 1:05. BRET is a community garden/restaurant/nightclub located near a bus station in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Here are a few other tracks on my mind. I’m in contact with DjRoit (a friend from Boulder) and a bartender from BRET (a friend from Amsterdam), but I’m not sure if I’ll get [legal] access to any of Sam Gallaitry’s work.
Not much Python has been completed; spring break was a bit less productive than I had originally hoped.


Other good news: CU Boulder is letting students access Adobe products for free. I”m going to try and download After Effects tonight or tomorrow morning and get to work.


Among so much activity (and lack thereof) in the previous weeks, I have found myself riding quite the rollercoaster.  I am lucky to have planned out a project that requires no hands-on tools from campus. For this reason, I am hoping to spend more time on this project and try my absolute best to finish it before the end of the semester. I’m proposing the following timeline:

The tools I require are as follows:

  1. Personal laptop
  2. Adobe Creative Cloud
  3. Python3 and Visual Studio
  4. Motivation and time (this will be the hardest to achieve)


I hope everyone is finding ways to adjust. Cheers to the new norm!

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3 Comments. Leave new

  • Nicole Leon-Molina
    April 25, 2020 1:59 pm

    Hi Emily, I appreciate the specificity of your aesthetic. It’s awesome that you’re learning to use learned a new programming language and that you’re taking advantage of the free resources from campus that are still available to us. What has inspired you to look into the specific curves ans shapes that you mentioned?

  • Hailee Pritchard
    April 9, 2020 4:59 pm

    Hey Emily!
    I love your new approach to this project and I think you’ll have a lot of fun getting to work with Python and the Adobe After Effects. I have a little bit of familiarity with the app, if you find yourself confused I might be able to help. I like your new choice of music, i’m curious to see how this will look visually. Good luck, I’m excited to see what you create!

  • This is a really nice pivot in the face of a pandemic, Emily!
    In terms of figuring out Adobe After Effects, I am familiar with that particular program and its intricacies on a basic level. It can be very RAM intensive, so just keep that in mind if your computer starts lagging.
    I am curious about your choice with trying to mix multiple tracks instead of staying with one, and I’m curious how that’s going to play with the whole fractal, trans-formative design and the fluidity of the entire project.

    I’m very interested to see the final project!


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