June 10, 2005: I was playing with some of the clips I had used in Just This, and this was the result. I get a huge kick out of watching it, and keep thinking that some day I'll find the right context for it, but in the meantime, it just is what it is, with no context but itself. The basic composite includes several of the water clips I had used for Just This, and there is a description there of some of the techniques. I put several copies of this nested composite on top of each other, and then animated cuts on each one that would reveal the clip in strips, giving the effect of narrow bands of video moving vertically and horizontally across the background. I had a still of a weathered seashell with an alpha channel that I put in the center, rotating, and I animated cuts across it that coincided with the moving strips of video so that they seemed to reveal and then conceal it.