Sunday, November 22, 2009

Still Motion Experimentation

Last night I started to play with "still-motion," a technique I'd been intrigued by for a while now. Photographer Andrew Kornylak has some inspiring examples at his blog, as does my old Monkey friend Renan Ozturk.

Quicktime (the "pro" version) offers a very simple method of producing these "animations" (lots of parenthesis in this post) through an extrapolation of their slideshow producer. Instead of viewing the slideshow at 3 seconds a "frame" it can be shown at 3 (or 6,10, etc.) frames per second, effectively making a motion picture.

These two shorts are my first experiments so don't expect perfection, the processing is all over the place (experiment...) and the focus is a bit erratic, but all in all I was pleasantly surprised. The audio on the first one is not what I was looking for but see if you can name the source. The second video is bumping a loop troop instrumental, I was too lazy to fade it out so yeah, you'll see.

Smudge is our neighbour's cat and Honcho is Drew's pooch, thanks to my friends for acting silly while I held down the shutter right in their face.

I'm headed to Red Rocks tomorrow morning, I can't wait for sunny sandstone days (and maybe a J-Tree daytrip).


James said...

Dude, we should make a breakdancing/climbing video using that stop motion stuff.

Katie H said...

Wow! Those are awesome! I can't wait to see the next ones- keep it up. Have fun iat Red Rocks.

renan said...

nice max, really like the vibe & cool to see some familiar faces, way to charge on the the concept...whose beats?

Blake Herrington said...

Cat beats out Jens, but just by a whisker. Max, do you know any free programs that can be used to make this kind of thing?