Still Frames Timelapse

Playing around with processed footage, thinking about how to make interesting "hard copy" output - decided to do a "time-lapse" sort of thing taking photos off the TV screen over the course of video playback of processed footage of my video camera panning over two figurative sculptures. (See previous several posts showing processed footage of sculptures by the artist team Sylvain and Ghyslaine Staëlens -  shot by me at the 2020 Outsider Art Fair, NYC.)

Used Photoshop to composite the sequence of still images shot off the monitor into a time-lapse. Because I had been hand-holding the camera while taking the photos, the monitor screen was often askew in each image. I decided to play off of that randomness as another source of "noise" as I lined up the various frames in each composite strip.

Below you can see the results of two sequences I pieced together. The tall totemic image is of a pan from top to bottom of a voodoo-like standing figure. The piece is named "Spirit Howl." The long landscape-format image is of a pan across a spirit riding in a boat. The piece is named "Spirit Bark." The output is printed on a metallic white luster coat archival paper which works beautifully to give a visual "zap" to the video-sourced images.

Spirit Howl © 2024

Spirit Bark © 2024
Detail of Spirit Bark © 2024

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