Tuesday 29th November 2016
I also investigated creating a ghost image to a piece of the footage that I had taken earlier in the day. Following this YouTube Video, I created the video below with a ghost effect applied.
Stills from my Video are shown below:
I also developed this video further by adding a Color Key. I think adding the Colour key gives the video an edgier, more surreal feel. The resulting video is shown below:
Below are the stills for this video:
Revisiting the process of video production we produced a video from scratch that involved:
- Creating a New Premiere Pro Project.
- Creating a New Sequence
- Importing the Source footage into the Project.
- Adding the footage to the sequence, using markers.
- Adding the Cross Dissolve Video Transition to the Sequence.
- Exporting the Sequence to a Video File (format H.264, Vimeo HD).
Stills from this video are shown below:
We spent some time recording some source footage that showed movement of the world around us, with the camera remaining still. I used my iPhone to capture this footage.
Research: Video Artists
I spent some time reflecting on what I would like to achieve from this project so that I can demonstrate a progression in my video skill set. I also recorded much more source video using my iPhone, mostly walking, light and shadows. My Video Module Bucket List is:
- Making a Video Interactive
- Using Text in a Video
- Using Masks to create a mapped shape in Premiere Pro
- Downloading and Investigating Projection Mapping Software.
I also spent some time reflecting on video artists who have influenced me. The most recent being Mark Leckey. I saw his video piece, Dream English Kid at the Liverpool Biennial. I particularly liked the strong imagery that he creates and the impact of these images that provoked me into reflecting more on my own experience of life and how these images that he was showing also related to me and my earlier years.
When artists started playing with the Internet, the first results were futuristic. It felt like Science Fiction, a space age medium for a brave new world. Leckey is the first artist to use the Internet as a time machine – not for travelling into the future, but back into his remembered past.
Dream English Kid started with a tipsy late night trawl of YouTube. In 1979, when he was 15, at a club called Eric’s, here in Liverpool, Leckey saw a gig by that seminal post-punk band, Joy Division.
Text Rain is an interactive installation in which participants use the familiar instrument of their bodies, to do what seems magical—to lift and play with falling letters that do not really exist. In the Text Rain installation participants stand or move in front of a large projection screen. On the screen they see a mirrored video projection of themselves in black and white, combined with a color animation of falling letters. Like rain or snow, the letters appears to land on participants’ heads and arms. The letters respond to the participants’ motions and can be caught, lifted, and then let fall again. The falling text will ‘land’ on anything darker than a certain threshold, and ‘fall’ whenever that obstacle is removed. If a participant accumulates enough letters along their outstretched arms, or along the silhouette of any dark object, they can sometimes catch an entire word, or even a phrase. The falling letters are not random, but form lines of a poem about bodies and language. ‘Reading’ the phrases in the Text Rain installation becomes a physical as well as a cerebral endeavor.