Saturday, November 25, 2006

WOW NEW CAMERA check out shot

WOW im bringing the camera tomorrow

Monday, October 30, 2006

Some Graffiti Art by Jordan Bz.

Just some old graffiti. sorry about the ones without color. "Some people become cops to make the world a better place, some people become vandals to make the world a better looking place."-Banksy

The Eko and Craze piece were done about 3 months ago. I used colored pencil to fill it in. Nice coloring, Eh?
The City Scene with the drips, is a Werk piece. Werk is my graffiti alias. The second one with the splatters is my most recent. comment it and tell me what you like. sorry no color yet.

Art to Work loves Miss Yip Chinese Cafe

We had the most fabulous lunch at our last meeting, catered by Amir from his restaurant Miss Yip Chinese Cafe on Meridian by Lincoln Road. It was a lot better than our usual sandwich fare - and fueled the artistic fires. Thanks Amir!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Enden commercial

The entire Art to Work group collaborated on this recycled 16mm piece donated by Dinorah. We scratched, colored and embedded messages into this commercial for a dandruff shampoo...

Wandering Face - Jenna Montero

Jordan gets Cosmic too.

this is a free program downloaded from

Chelsea tries Cosmic Painter

Hi. My name is chelsea. I love to make pictures and i love COSMIC PAINTER..YEAH!

Comic Book

These are pages of a comic book I created using this super cool comic-making program called Comic Life. They're just practice, but awesome, right? -Miriam

Sunday, October 22, 2006

NitrocorpZ is the link to a super cool Brazilian design co that does motion graphics for MTV and other cloents. You can click and play clips from their work. Check it out!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Visit to MAC

Miami Art Central's exhibition called Video: An art, a history, was pretty spectacular.
Check it out.

Friday, October 06, 2006

cool pinhole camera

This is an actual pinhole camera, made of paper. You can open the back and put in a roll of 35mm film, just like a real camera. At Art to Work, we have experimented with guerrilla-style photography (mostly because we don't have fancy equipment and a darkroom), and we've gotten some cool results.

This camera is made by Lomo, low-tech Russian camera maker.

We've also worked with Holga cameras.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Fall 2006 meetings at the museum

We've started our school year with new students!

This is a typical day in the Bass Museum conference room.

During lunch, the discussion topic focused on how much support we need (or not) from others, as artists. Parents, teachers, peers can provide great motivation, but we also recognized that it's possible to become more determined to succeed and grow creatively, even if the support from family is lacking. We all admitted that some amount of acknowledgement from the community - whoever that is - is really important.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

an online boom box

Check out this cool boombox that can play music mixed by djs, and you can buy the tunes directly.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Join Art to Work

If you are a high school student, an ambitious middle school student, and even a college age student with too much time on your hands, please join Art to Work. It's free, held every other Saturday 12-5 pm at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave, Miami Beach. You Beach High students have no excuse. It's right across the street!

We're looking for a group of people interested in learning experimental techniques in:
- digital imaging and digital video (shooting, editing)
- hand-altered 16mm film
- writing and blogging, publishing your work to the internet
- viewing vintage and experimental films and documentaries

Please come to out first Fall 2006 session
Saturday, August 26th, 12-5pm
Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Ave
Miami Beach

you can email us at

Monday, August 14, 2006


Lunch is an important part of Art to Work meetings. We can discuss whatever is going on in our lives and refuel ourselves!
By the way, whoever wants to join this group, please comment here and leave your email, or write to us at

Our meetings are mostly every other Saturday at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, 12-5pm
Lunch included!

Field Trip

We visited MOCA at the Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood, and had a VERY interactive experience with the work of collective Friends With You.

Work process

These photos show our group infiltrating Design Dimensions program at the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, another great free program for teens. For more information about Design Dimensions, call Mark at 305-535-2625.

Thomas Draschan

Thomas Draschan is a filmmaker/video artist we admire. Check out the link to his website. A teeny clip collaging 16mm film together is shown.

visiting artists

We invite artists who have expertise in different areas to visit and teach our group. One of our all time favorites is Dimitry Chamy, awesome genius web and graphic designer. He showed us how to do some basic things using Flash, and also to create our own type fonts.

This is our conference room/lab at the Bass Museum.

This is how it's done

camera-less photography

One of the things we have done in Art to Work workshops is create portrait imagery without using a camera. Instead, we place faces, hands, feet and our favorite props directly on the surface of a scanner. Once we scan the image into the computer, we can manipulate it with all kinds of effects. These are some of the examples made by kids we visited.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Chronicles of Deming, Lily, and Miriam

We randomly filmed this while we out at the Botanical Gardens. It makes no sense, but it's very funny. Just watch the whole thing, it gets better at the end. If you can't watch it frm this, go to Yay! -Miriam

Friday, July 28, 2006

Who are we?

Phanta Ex Speaks on behalf of students who work with Bass Museum artists-in-residence Michelle Weinberg and Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez doing video and web-based multimedia projects. Please check in every so often to see what the group is up to.

Here we are visiting the e-flux video rental store at The Moore Space in the Design District last year.

Micro-Mini Film Festival

I think the girls should produce a super Micro Mini Abbreviated Short SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

like this....

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

So, Phanta eX took a short break last week, but we are back and rolling. The movie is being edited, and pictures are being digitally enhanced. Fun! -Miriam

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

New Images

These images were taken from a part of our video project and played around with on photoshop. They define the "Experimenta" work which will progress. -Miriam

Monday, July 10, 2006

Here's some more images. -Miriam

Here is a picture of our group working on our first project. We went t the Botanical Gardens to shoot a small film. Well, actually, we didn't g t the gardens at first because it is closed on Mondays. So in the beginning we were working on the side of a dirty canal. Luckily my mm (being a former president f the Garden Club) got us into the park t work. It was a long, hot day, but we still got a lot done. I'm excited to start working and editing n the project, and I really hope that it turned out well. As a special treat we got my sister, Lily, to be part of the filming process. However, she refuses to participate in any other part of the movie. Art, as she puts it, isn't her 'thing'. But it’s all right; I'm even surprised she came at all. Anyways, we’ll be posting much of our art and photos, so be on the lookout for Phanta eX!