Yet another from the hard drives of my past. Rainwater runoff backlit by a sodium light. Austin, Texas, 2003. Composition by Tray Duncan.
Another one from the vaults, this one shot in 2003. An experiment in shooting super 8 with non-sync sound. Mom is always so obliging a subject.
A film I shot back in 2001.
More from the hard drives.
Digging through data. A test video from the same process that spawned Floating in the Ether.
Screwing around w. the time-lapse function on my digital still camera. I bought a cheap monopod to use as an improvised camera rig, just to see what it might do. McCarren Park, Brooklyn.
Playing with still and moving frames within 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?
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:
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.
Cutting through the static with sculpture. Kaleidoscopic Kamera at Socrates Sculpture Park. Audio by Mike Vernusky.
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.
Revisiting Red Hook, more than a year and a half after my first visit. Ikea where graving docks once lay. More fun with toys as optics.
A five-dollar child’s toy and my camera make for an entertaining afternoon.
Thoughts of Jupiter and Saturn on my mind; no wonder my shoulders feel heavy. Continuing to work with inks and solvents to see how they behave. From a series of video sequences I’ve been working with, a timeline and a return to visual storyboarding. I think I might use just this sequence as a process […]
Shooting inks again. Sequential stills from a video sequence. Thinking of jovian environments.
Seeing what x264 and WP’s Flash-based compression do to one of my vids. Resolution seems better, but load time is a bitch.