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Tomato Workshops NYC :: June 2001

Art Workshop Event
John Warwicker (Tomato) at the NYC Tomato workshops

John Warwicker (Tomato) at the NYC Tomato workshops

“Record the world in front of you
and in the edges of what you
cannot or will not see.” – Eric Scott

Excerpt from the brief for Tomato‘s workshops:

The workshops are a way of immersing yourself suddenly and intensely into the process and conversation that goes on within tomato. Several members of tomato are there to initiate the conversation, but the workshop really happens through the interaction of everyone there. A wide range of people from around the world with diverse backgrounds come together to create work. You not only learn a great deal from everyone around you but everyone learns from you as well. They are about creativity, art, process, life, philosophy, design, and the interconnectedness of all of these things. But of course I now have to ask if these things ever were separate from each other anyway? (more) (Courtesy of TomatoWorkshops.com)

Eric Scott (Day For Night) “June, 2001 in New York City was the setting of the Tomato Workshops where I met Peter Moraites, and formed an indelible bond and friendship. Much can be said about the 5 days spent at a workshop where I arrived with no concrete expectations, and left with a head full of dreams. John Warwicker, Graham Wood and Steve Baker (of Tomato) had created a studio setting that felt (for me) like a week-long break from routine, where the client work schedule got left behind in California, and I could instead inhabit this “commune-like” environment for creativity, where sleeping and eating came second to working and making things in a creatively charged space.”

Eric Scott “Polite” from Tomato Workshops NY, 2001 from Day For Night.

Produced for Day 1 of the Tomato Workshops NYC, June 2001.
An exercise created from my room at Hotel 17, Greenwich Village at 11:30 pm on a very rainy night in New York City. It was made using Flash and Macromedia SoundEdit; using a digital camera, handheld audio recorder and limited resources (certainly no access to internet, c’mon — it was June 2001 and I was alone in a dingy little hotel)… 🙂

Add Soundcloud file embed for installation art created in NYC during this period.

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Launches an image gallery or slideshow of works and exhibits.

For a gallery of the Tomato Workshops site created and maintained by Ed Panar, with alumni details and photos from the events:
http://www.tomatoworkshops.com/nyc01_home.html

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“The White Knight of Roppongi”


Peter Moraites – sketch by Patricia Dalen

Genres: Experimental / Cinematica / Illustration / Fiction / Design / Motion Graphics / Direction / Consultation

Pete Moraites began drawing pictures at the very early age of 0.9 years old, initially favoring the medium of crayon (Crayola 64-pack with built-in sharpener). Showing some promise in this area, he expanded his repertoire to include pencils, pens and even Mr. Sketch scented magic markers (Peter was easily identified at the time by his perennial polychrome mustache). It was around this time that he began to write stories as well.

Peter went to Rutgers University where he continued to write and draw things. Somewhere between the two, people began to pay him for it. Past creative endeavors include:

  • Active participation in the Tomato ten-day workshops in Tokyo (2000), and the five-day workshop in New York City (2001).
  • Developing motion graphics and writing/directing entertainment segments for liins, John Gray, Richard Jeni, Norman Schwarzkopf, and Larry King
  • Writing, directing and editing promotional, documentary and music videos for Ecko Clothing
  • Designing motion interstitials for Nickelodeon™ and writing/illustrating a serialised comic book for Nick Online™
  • Developing opening titles and interstitial designs for PBS’s “New York Adventures” Peter’s cartoon work has also been featured in Backyard Monsters, a touring museum exhibit for children.

During 2001, Peter (a.k.a. Sean Annigans, a.k.a. “The White Knight of Roppongi”) migrated to the Left Coast where he continues to grow as a creator/developer of ideas, imagery, and story, frequently combining his skill and passion for conceptualization, writing, design, direction, editing, and animation. Recently, he has begun making noise as well, with increasingly occasional musical result. His collaboration with Eric Scott, under the moniker Salvador Dalek, remains one of the many unsolved mysteries of this century.

Official site : Pete Moraites.com

Pete Moraites releases on Day For Night

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Salvador Dalek “Birth” (Day 035)

CD / Download
Salvador Dalek (Eric Scott/Day For Night, and Peter Moraites) "Birth" Day 035.cd / download

Salvador Dalek (Eric Scott/Day For Night, and Peter Moraites) “Birth” Day 035.cd / download

Salvador Dalek “Birth.” Day 035. by Salvador Dalek

“Birth” (Day 035) is the nascent studio outing of ambient and progressive cinematica artists Salvador Dalek. Not to be confused with its wiser, elder sibling Julie Android, Salvador Dalek operates in a sampladelic and definitionless universe.

Born June 2001 as a live remix identity of Eric Scott and Pete Moraites, this moniker is the one they have used since their first association, through the collaborative projects they have created following Tomato Workshops NYC, where they first chose recording and remixing as an outlet away from other professional activities in the fields of multimedia.

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Textworks.

640-Obsessions-13

13-circlesquareHow can the word “dynamic” apply to meaning?

Perhaps we can create a context where we pre-visualize a setting – a site where the “interactive reading is to take place — and basing the rest upon a pre-history — namely, the user’s own back-story – he or she can assimilate new fiction as an ongoing narrative thread, as related to stops on the website terrain.

Think about it: we have the ability to create a setting for interactive storytelling, which can be entirely visualised, while preserving the author’s traditional role of imposing organizational flow upon the reader or user.

13-trianglecircleInteractivity, according to new media author Andrew Bonime, is “the property of any medium to respond dynamically to user control,” or any other form of input. The key word is dynamic, which will be defined here as “producing, or involving change or action.” Therefore, the category of writing known as interactive fiction could be described as a form of “unfinished” writing, where a series of prompts to the user (formerly known as a “reader”) must read and then initiate using a cursor or mouse movement, a change — whereby the written work will react to and produce a change — (whether desirable or not can be assessed at a later date) — in either the medium, the user, or preferably both.

There is a reasoning behind this, an effort to collect the writings of Eric Scott and to make them available for both visual and literal “quotation” in the Flash introduction of the Dayfornight.com site.

13-squaretriangleFirst, there is the desire to create as much impact as possible with the short attention span of the user, who might never visit any deeper into the site, and could therefore leave with an otherwise incomplete vision…after all, what exactly is Day For Night?

Second, the experiential nature of surfing dayfornight.com — traveling down deserted alleyways, taking the subway alone, entering an abandoned building converted into an upstairs gallery from somehwere along a dockfront — all of these lone events might be reduced, for the sake of simplicity, to a narrative which follows a series of mouse events…

13-gap-toothed-blind-glass-toothed-birdAnd which might ultimately produce results, similar to the ones described in Chaos theory; known as the Butterfly Effect, where the user surfs, and a series of sideline events are also triggered in a text box above the screen: “Leo is a parasite”…”Emma calls in sick…”The driver loses control of his vehicle and hits a garbage can…” What the user initiates, or triggers, is an interactive storyline — sometimes with amusing, or tragic, consequences — by a series of transparent surfing maneuvers.

For anyone else, this list could be seen as a bibliography. In my particular case, it’s the master notebook from which I have regularly pulled texts, words, ideas, and stories before quoting or illustrating. This forms part of the Day For Night catalogue, which is not a legacy, but which is an unfolding process of quotation, where the source is as much a part of the design as the presentation itself.

13-day-086-soundblankcheck2A collection of works like these might be seen in parallel to the working methods of ToMaTo…ie Karl Hyde’s non-linear writing style, which stems from a series of notebooks accompanying him wherever he goes. In Hyde’s case, the writings invariably take the form of direct quotation, where he claims NOT to transform the writings any further, claiming they are neither stream-of-consciousness, nor “automatic.” One further note of importance is that the Tomato writings are set in the form of directives: personal anecdote, samplings from print media, overheard sentence fragments, television…whereas Day For Night texts are about representation and juxtaposition. Ideas, when loosely joined by a narrative, form greater ideas…the objective is to create a generative sitework, where the results from user-to-user are not only compelling and consistent, but also renewed and refreshed upon each visit.

13-found-sound-bagThe objective is to recognize themes from within the textworks, whether or not they were created as a series or as individual pieces — also, to unify them by a format which can fully exploit the nature of interactive fiction — namely, to demonstrate that all interactive writing is incomplete — and never to be considered wholly in isolation — rather, as subject to completion only by the experience of the end-user, who will witness the texts in a (partially) interactive context.

 

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1998 – Present : Day For Night Client Portfolio

April 1998 marked the start date of Eric Scott’s career as Creative Director with Day For Night Multimedia. After a very productive “re-invention hiatus” of three months, re-focusing priorities from his previous role as Art Director with WorldWest Communications, Eric moved all of his attention on developing a compact and flexible studio environment; one which required little or no overhead and minimal cost outlay. The first commercial pitch was a home run: to Touchstone Television/Imagine Entertainment/Disney Online, for the design of a web presence for “Felicity” resident advisor Noel Crane.

The objective was two-fold; to create a viral marketing and word-of-mouth piece for the show, and allow for there to be spirit of discovery and renewal for fans of the show, who would discover, by only the most casual of mentions, that fictitious Noel’s homepage really did exist online. Today, a commonplace enough occurrence, but a pretty radical idea, back in 1998, when only the elite seemed to understand web tools well enough to devise a minimalistic presence.

DAY FOR NIGHT MULTIMEDIA
CLIENT WORK

2011 – 2013
Michael Chiklis.com / Extravaganza Productions : Official Site / Production Company
Bandwagon-Media.com : Production Company Site
BandFromTV.org : Official Site
Location Stock Footage.com : HD Stock Video Catalogue / E-Commerce
Third Parallel.com : B2B Services for Camera Cars / Location Video shoots
Freadom Foundation.org : Non-profit promoting family reading time in the home
Steve Soffa.com : Official Site & Digital Strategy
Epilepsy Foundation.org : Honoree video post-production for Frank Keating, Joyce Bender and military table appeal
Steve Soffa.tv : Custom One Off Jewelry and Timepiece Creation

2010
Andy Lakey Contemporary Works: Microsites
Unencountered Rogues Gallery & Studies
Unencountered Language / Kanji Paintings
One Heart Project
AndrewLakey.org
AndrewLakeyAngels.com : Lakey Angels
AndrewLakeyStudios.com : The work process
Crestone Group : Wholesale Bakery Website
EarthPress by UNFI : Video Design
Emanuel Studios.com : Site re-design
Torah Aura.com : Website
John Matthew.com : Voiceover Site re-design
ATLAS Experiment : Branding consultation/design
Galactic Pig : Website
WatchUsFindACure.com : Epilepsy Awareness
KristyManning.com : Official Site

2009
Scannerdot.com : Enhanced site for sound artist Robin Rimbaud (Scanner)
“Anything Goes” : Herb Alpert & Lani Hall microsite
Talk About It.org : PSAs for Epilepsy Awareness
Dreifuss Station.com : Talk About It teaser site
“Legomation”: Viral Video for Talk About It
“Club Calloway” : Big Bad Voodoo Daddy microsite
Day 030: Talk About It podcast 
Unencountered by Andrew Lakey : Art book/Japan
Gallery 28 at Seabridge.com
Gracie’s Closet : eCommerce store / dog boutique
Private Mortgage Fund LLC : Visual Identity / site
Assessment Appeal Advisors : Website
Julian Bailey.com : Site

2008
UCare.tv : Site design
Herb Alpert.com : Official Site
Herb Alpert Foundation.org : Site design
Y.T.B. International : Viral Quicktime Videos
Living.org : Living Faith Christian Church
Contemporary Visual Arts.com : Online Gallery and eCommerce Site

2007
BBVD.com / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Official Site
BethElSp.org / Temple Beth-El of San Pedro
UCI Breast Health.com
Emanuel Studios.com : Babak Emanuel Official Site
BBC Motion Gallery : Film Festival Print Brochure
Angel Magic 108 : Andy Lakey Art Book / Japan
SpectronIQ.com : Site Design Production
SpectronIQ-3d.com : Microsite Design

2006
Pete Moraites.com : Official Site & Sketchbook
PhotoDave.com : Site design
Brilliant Nature.com : Lakey Microsite
Unencountered.com : Lakey Microsite
Access Medical Group.com
Rick Macaya Campaign / CRC Print Ads
Colin Newman Interview : Creative Process
SWIM~ Screen Saver : 2006 “Millennium Edition”
Nature’s Tears Eye Mist / 0:10 TV Music
SYSPRO.com / Design and site architecture
NikkiAndRob.com / Engagement & Wedding Site

2005
AndyLakey.biz : Sitework
INVIDI : DVD Menu Design and authoring
INVIDI Smart Tags: DVD Music
KidWarpt.com
Experience Wish.com : Sitework
Panasonic C3 Microsite : Microsite
Panasonic LB-20 Daylight View : Microsite
LAKEY : Silhouettes And Shadows : DVD Menu
Design / Original Musical Score / Sound Design
The Human Spirit Project.com
OneMedia / Soundtrack for Corporate presentation

2004
David Bowie.com / Audi : Mash-Up
Integrex : Email Marketing Microsite
INVIDI: Flash Intro
Bee You.com
Jan Michelini.com
Tower Art Group.com
Andy Lakey And Co.com
Day For Night.com : Weblog Homepage
Earthrise.com
NuSil.com
J2 / eFax : Email Newsletters
Two Chefs On A Roll.com
Commercial Realty Consultants / Identity
Commercial Realty Consultants / CRCInc.com
UCIrvine : Center For Immunology
Lakey Charities.org
Subtotal.com
Silhouettes And Shadows.com
INVIDI : DVD Music Acts 1-4

2003
VGlobal Media : Corporate presentation
International Avatar Course.com
1042 VoiceWorks : Brand
JD-NO.com / Joy Division & New Order
Julie Jones Realty : Motion brand
Warpt.com : Experimental site navigation
USA Wireless : Trade/Environmental Graphics
Andy Lakey Web.com

2002
People In Progress.org
Lily Alexander : Identity
Day For Night : FLASH Site
Safe Environment Engineering / SafeEnv.com

2001
Hard Tail Forever.com
ITCottage.com
Tomato Workshops NYC :: Projects
• Polite : Day 044
• Audio Interaction
• Gallery Space
• Collective Publication
VideoState.com : Motion brand
Felicity.com : Season 4 Site
Felicity “Main Title Sequence” for the WB Network
ALIAS / ABC.com keyword “ALIAS”
• Credit Dauphine.com
• Find-Whatever.com
• Followers-of-Rambaldi.org
• Alisha

2000
Cyber Sci-Fi Network.net
iVative : Flash interstitial
Wildass : Creative Consortium Identity
Felicity.com : Season 3 Site
3DPaint.com / 3D Paint & F/X
Rumble Boys.com

1999
UCIrvine Graduate Program in Biotechnology
Work For The Ear To Do : CD Series
John Matthew.com
LANICU.com
UCIrvine Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Silver Birches
The True Wheel.com
Sexy Hair Concepts.com / Ecoly International
OTI / Optimized Technologies, Inc.
Cruise Central.com
Nit-Picker.com
Swim~ Microsite

1998
NIGHTlinkRail.com
Day For Night : Corporate Identity
Noel Crane.com

1994 – 1998
Smokey Robinson “Who Am I Now” CD
Hotel Oceana : Marketing brochure
Secrets of Caesar’s Magical Empire : Book design
Television Games Network
WorldWest.com

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