I’ve had this project in mind forever and I just cannot keep it out of my head now. It has to live and breathe. Here comes a serial of indeterminate length, about two famous travelers and what happens when they meet.
I cannot guarantee a regular upload but my intent is to upload something new about every other week. As I feel interest going I will continually build outward.
I ended up creating a separate thread for ‘Recalculating’, but in addition to misnaming it I don’t think it’s really all that useful to create individual threads for each episode. So I’m merging all content here.
So here is a repost of Episode 1:
Episode 2 is coming in a minute.
Here is Episode Two: Tecnologia Muerta.
Basement Films members, including me, built a float out of ‘dead technology’ (film strips, audio cassette tape, etc) and paraded it for Dia de los Muertos. I was official cameraman on documenting it.
is it me or is the picture jumpy?
It’s handheld. Hard to keep straight.
I took the footage through some stabilization and YouTube offered to stabilize it further, but frankly there’s only so much you can do. In order to counter that effect with a DSLR one typically requires a DSLR rig from some company like Cinevate or Red Rock. I have no such rig at this time.
Episode 2.5: DeadPixels
Finally tried my hand at datamoshing. Decent results, next time I will keep the clips shorter and plan ahead with patterns and in-camera wipes that will really help the transitions.
Shakiness the result of being imported and exported through like five different programs. I’m going to have to figure out some new workflow for this technique because I want to use it in another video later this year.
Here, have it at a size you can actually see. Jesus….
Will be publishing my edit of this in April (a little later than expected)
GF1 — Stereoscopic Metatron
GF2 is going to involve some James Joyce spoken word.
1) Shuffle the sentences around completely and then subtitle the result?
2) Write subtitles for the performance that mistranslates the words to something else?
or 3) Partially obscure/obstruct the subtitles with the visual elements of the documentation?
I only want to do one of these three, not a combination.
Had to remove Typographical Jazz, as the imagery projected I thought was public realm but apparently isn’t. I might replace it with other imagery but I’m not entirely sure.
the music of metraton reminds me of the grateful dead
Yeah, that sort of ambient stoner rock style is pretty common for projection performances, as well as broken-instruments noize. I do admit it’s a lot more fun to be live audience to than watch on a little screen, but I really wanted to do something with this documentation.