Amber World w.i.p.

Amber World or Tripped in Amber, something like that, exists as a set of abstracted loops constructed from single frame images (from the American Museum of Natural History), mainly dinosaurs, layered, animated and creatively degraded (as to render the original images incoherent, and yet, still organized).

Psychedelic “Pseudo-Slit-Scan Eye Effect”

No, this isn’t exactly like the famous “Stargate” sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey, nor was it done the same way, it’s just that it’s hard to come up with descriptive titles for stuff like this.  Best I could do.  Random single frames of colorful texture with a “mirror-image” effect applied, then processed through static “slit-mattes”, progressively thrown out of sync.  What I do to have fun sometimes, never know what you might discover. Want more? Click here for another.

Cosmic Water loop

I like to mess around with moving texture imagery using Adobe After Effects!  This mesmerizing effect was created from a simple shot of water in a swimming pool, shot on an iPhone in slow motion.  I try to avoid obvious effects filters, preferring to rely on layering techniques that go back to my pre-digital days on the Optical Printer.  The nice thing about digital, however, is that I can do something like this in a couple of hours instead of days & weeks!

loopy streaks movie

Intentionally shot this way!  Filmed with a Super-8 movie camera almost 25 years ago, but left unfinished until I had the film transferred to HD digital format last year.  I carefully went through the footage and created a few dozen loops which were then edited together along with annoying sound effects.  Originally filmed in San Francisco’s North Beach district at night (lots of different lights), and if you’ve ever been there, you will figure out the title CONDOR / ROARING20s.