Seriously, I just figured out that you can loop embeds on Vimeo! Optical illusion: if you stare at this long enough, and stop it manually, it will appear to reverse direction and keep moving, slowly.
opArt loops are like little experiments, that sometimes evolve into larger pieces, or sometimes not.
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).
I’ve been collecting time-lapse clouds for a number of years and thought it was time for an assemblage of some of the nicest ones, but with an abstract twist (the mirror effect). Kind of makes you look at it differently.
A collection of photographic abstractions stemming from a disparate collection of nocturnal time-lapse shots collected over the last few years. Improvisations, if you will.
High speed water shot with a Sony RX100 IV, enhanced via After Effects. Here’s a common weird effect: if you stare at this loop until the end, when it stops, it will seem to rotate or twist in the opposite direction (even though the image is frozen). Weird, huh?
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.
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!
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.