Digging through the archives.
Transitioning slowly from blues to reds.
Another scan of painted celluloid.
I think of Japanese woodcuts and waves.
Acrylic inks and solvents, sandwiched between celluloid, then photographed.
Some recent painted frames.
The first minute, refined.
Playing with individual frames. More kaleidoscopic kraziness.
A continuation of test footage using a kaleidoscope and composition by Mike Vernusky. Considering different color combinations, textures, rhythms. I’ll continue to lay down raw material like this, then begin to play with individual frames.
A short video of the same painted footage in the previous posts. Composition by Mike Vernusky. Test sequence for a larger project?
A test sequence w. a composition by Mike Vernusky.
72 hours in Montreal, including a brief stop to play at Buckmister Fuller’s Biosphere. Highly manipulated audio track by Mike Vernusky.
More Danaus plexippus through the looking glass. Clickable for larger views.
An excursion to the butterfly pavilion at the Bronx Zoo yields a kaleidoscopic jewel.
Back to animating individual frames for Cosmos. Cutting each image down to a frame or two is tedious as all hell, but I can cheat it by cropping them to a few seconds each, then running the whole clip in fast motion. Nuance and rhythm is lost, but it gives be a basic idea of what all these frames might look like when animated.
Experimenting with my kaleidoscope, the video mode on my camera, and reshooting a Quicktime version of Autumnal off my computer monitor.
More stills from a painted filmstrip for Cosmos, along with a short, simple animation. I like WP’s gallery mode for images; makes it a lot easier to product a visual storyboard in short order.