Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rob Nagy
This is a video of my band performing “Dear Prudence” at the Ancaster Heritage Festival on June 9, 2012.
I set up my phone to take a video literally right before we started playing the song, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to position it properly. As a result, this is mostly a video of Jo’s back and my elbow, but you get the idea… it also sounds like the whole thing was run through an overdrive pedal c/o the awesome audio recording capabilities of my phone. Enjoy!
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Posted on October 26, 2011 by Travis C
As promised, I give you some more cinemagraphs.
This animation is quite different from what happened in the actual video footage since I had to make it loop and force the hand to remain frozen. Apologies to the chipmunk for falsely representing its actual behavior. I assure you it was compensated with a large sum of peanuts.
Om nom nom nom
Internet memes at art-time are the best kind.
So how long did you watch the chipmunk chew? Maybe if you keep watching for a bit longer it will eventually do something else. You wouldn’t want to miss that would you? No. Maybe that’s why you are still watching. Sometimes we like to construct an alternate ending of reality and then wait in anticipation for it to materialize. I do anyway… even though it usually doesn’t happen.
Or perhaps you are simply taking advantage of being able to get a nice long look at something that doesn’t normally stick around for more than a few seconds. You can watch the chipmunk as much as you want, but the chipmunk can’t watch you… Exploitation?
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Posted on October 16, 2011 by Travis C
A crash heard in the night
a camera placed for sight
the crash again
heard from the den
a ghost; the cause of fright!
It turns out that my drum practice room is haunted and I have captured the phantom drummer in the act!
Or… perhaps all this indicates is how easy it is to produce authentic looking fake ghost footage and that you should not believe everything you see, hear, or read… especially on the internet.
P.S. This type of artwork is a fairly new (began in 2011) construct called a cinemagraph. It involves taking a video clip and isolating a small part while the majority of the frame is a frozen image, and this is usually packaged in the form of an animated gif. This particular example is simple looking (although not easy to create) and maybe even natural looking because it’s not difficult to imagine that the rest of the image would be perfectly stationary, as depicted. (Aside for the absence of the drum stick and my body/arm that I sneakily removed) However, the cinemagraph becomes much more intriguing when there are other aspects of the image that you expect to move along with the moving part. For example a person could be walking through a scene where everything and everyone else is frozen.
One limitation in the technique is that it is an infinite loop, so the transition from beginning to end has to appear smooth and often has to be completely fabricated by duplicating and manipulating many extra frames.
Now that I have discovered this new art form you can expect much more of it to appear from me here on art-time-collective in the near future. I’ll make a few based on the very limited videos that I already have, and eventually I might film stuff specifically for this purpose.
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Posted on March 5, 2011 by kaleidoscopeflux
It’s been a very productive couple of days.
Here is the first drop of water in the soon-to-be flood of art:
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