Tuesday, 9 December 2014
time for a glitchy anti-selfie #slmmsk
Time for a few experiments as I start to think about an end of year photo video.
The last few years I've taken a few snaps from throughout the year and dropped them onto a music track.
I used to use pummelvision, which did it automatically, but that app sank without trace, so for the last couple of years it has become a manual task.
I need to export about 1,000 photos to make a 3m30 music track. In film-edit speak most individual snaps get about 6 frames (or 3 to make it move really fast).
I'll just drop them into iMovie or Final Cut when I'm ready. One year I did the whole thing with Ken Burns effect transitions, but I'm thinking it'll be straight cuts this time. It will be a good test of Lightroom 5.7, which I've now been using as my main picture store for about three months.
Before I start, I'll need to add a couple of new selfies to the mix. This time I'll probably use anti-selfies and I'm swayed to use that SLMMSK App.
It's a slightly scary App to download, stylised to look like something from a part of the internet not recommended for normal folk.
The link to the App store is via a site with a rather ominous countdown (currently at 61 days).
The app starts up in Russian, with an occasional drift into Arabic. All part of the Glitché artwork of the originator Vladimir Shreyder who also describes SLMMSK as a cypher.
I think it as a part of Runet, the name given to the Russian-language internet, which is made of rabbits taking showers instead of the traditional internet which we all know is made of cats.
There's about 10 different effects, but I can't help thinking that the broken video tape effect I've used above can be re-assembled into the original picture with a bit of pixel sliding.
But back to the plot.
Last year I used a pop-tart selfie. I guess it will still be useful this year, although I really need to stand further back from the pop tart.
And I'll dig out the old 2013 video as a reminder of just how much gets jammed into a year.
And, okay, here's a really deep dive right back to the ancient history of 2011.
And, as always, there is fun going forward.