I’ve been looking for ways to convey on a computer monitor all that a 32″ x 40″ print of my work has to offer. These videos are an exploration of one possibility. (Make sure the settings are on HD 1080p, and click the full screen icon.)
I have LED lamps in my living room, some of which change colors, and I noticed that the prints hanging above the lamps changed colors too, although the lamps aren’t that bright and the changes were subtle. So I bought a 100W LED floodlight that also changed colors, and wowie zowie! Very dramatic, but not bright enough to shoot video. Then it occurred to me that I could simulate the effect in Photoshop with photo filters, then put them together and animate them in iMovie. I wrote the background music in Reason.
This video shows what I see on the final inspection of my pictures, in this case, the image is Draped Series 03.
A video tour of my image, The Grid:
A video tour of my image, SF:
Another video tour, this time of my image, Graffiti:
Another of my ongoing series of videos of my images, this one of the picture, Puppies:
This video shows how I make abstract images from photographs, specifically my image, Caves:
I decided to make some changes to the image as it was at the end of the previous video, and here’s what I did:
This video includes all the images I’ve made so far in January-March 2020, except for enlargements I’ve made from them, all of which you’ll find at @normbear2 on Instagram. It was made in iMovie, with a soundtrack I made in GarageBand.
I accidentally discovered the joys and benefits of stroking my body, which include aesthetic pleasure, relaxation, stress-reduction, and a sense of well-being. I wanted to give people who hadn’t discovered this practice on their own a chance to enjoy it.
The clothes I’m wearing, made by Printful, are available at https://normbear.myshopify.com, along with many other items. Unfortunately, the throw blankets that are covering my sofa are temporarily unavailable due to Covid-19, but someday . . .
Here’s a relevant article: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/skin-hunger-coronavirus-human-touch?ncid=newsltushpmgnews