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?
This time, a slide from a painted 35mm filmstrip. An Arabesque:
Makes me think of stained glass or a beehive.
Closeup of the eyedropper/ink/paper play. Funky little chemical reaction created the copper-like patina.
Playing around with eyedroppers, inks and watercolor paper. Photography through a kaleidoscope reminds me of looking at the world through a slide and microscope. Or a telescope to the stars.
In advance of my screening at the Cucalorus Film Festival, I returned to “Autumnal” to massage a few transitions that didn’t sit well with me. A few stills from the video:
Mired in mental muck. A painted 35mm filmstrip from March.
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 […]
More kaleidoscopic kraziness at Coney Island, wondering how I might be able to use these simple toys for something more than just play. (Not that there’s anything wrong with letting your brain out to play for awhile…)
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.
Experimenting with inks and solvents for Cosmos. Three brief sequences, including one that I took these stills from. Some video compression, but you get the idea. The Ann Arbor Film Festival recently asked me to write about the making of Cosmos, which you can read on nyerges.com.