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.
This is a test (!) I got a new toy: a Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100M3, a high end point & shoot that is very compact. It’s freaking awesome (even though the manual is virtually unreadable). Maybe I should say tests instead of just “test”. Simply put, it’s just a collection of pretty sketches, done quickly and with great resolution on this tiny yet mighty camera.
They got nice puffy clouds in Florida, and they look kinda cool filmed close up.
Yesterday, I watched a rain storm come in over the Gulf of Mexico.
This is a sample taken from Space, a new short “music video” by a certain Dave Berry. Built from still images of streaks and textures, rendered into 3D cubes and layered in After Effects. Click here to see the full video on Vimeo. Because of the image complexity, compression renders the original video somewhat chunky & pixellated, alas! Here is an uncompressed still from the video:
whatnot is an assemblage of oddities: one-offs, experiments, improvisations, tests, variations, outtakes, mistakes & etc. It consists of previously unused footage I have collected over the last few years with a Digital SLR camera. It includes some time-lapse, stop-motion & LOTS of After Effects experiments and variations. Like what you see? Click on whatnot to see the full version on Vimeo.
Celebrating October 22, 2012. (no other explanation)
This is a sample loop from Square Loops (on Vimeo). I did these variations using After Effects, sort of stumbling around, trying to get a grasp on working in 3D space (real & faked).