About daveb1950

dilettante film-maker, still-photographer, time-lapser, hiker-walker, procrastinater

exponential zoom loops

These loops were created from still photographs (there’s 12 in each loop), which are layered on top of each other with soft round mattes (you can perceive a donut shape to the mattes if you look hard enough).  Then an “exponential scale” effect is applied.  The result is an “infinite zoom” effect which never ends. Most confusing explanation ever.

QUAD-o-RAMA: Monster On The Campus (1958)

Absorb the essence of this neglected film in less than 8 minutes !!

Quad-O-Rama™:  In order to match the cacophonous assault of today’s films, older films can be truncated (all the boring parts are deleted), and then cut in to 4 equal sections to be displayed simultaneously.  Hence, a standard length film can be displayed in 10 minutes or less, but still retain coherence to the original.

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Hot town, summer in the City…

Released by the Lovin’ Spoonful in the summer of 1966 (a lifetime ago!), Summer in the City remains etched in my youthful memory.  Who can forget lyrics like “Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty…” clearly sung by John Sebastian?  I know I can’t.  Did you know that Joe Cocker covered the song in the 1990s?  Neither did I.

crossing the Richmond – San Rafael Bridge

May 23, 2019:  shot in time-lapse mode on my iPhone, crossing into Marin County, after sunset, on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.   The bridge opened in 1956, but has always been overshadowed by its more famous neighbors:  the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.