Friday, 27 April 2012

Trip the light fantastic, Light Painting Video

My instinctual imagination suggests that, since neolithic times people likely found ways to entertain themselves as night falls with quickly moving flamed torches creating temporary virtual light paintings.

With the arrival of photography came a way to record this phenomena and thus create light paintings by moving a hand-held light source in view of the camera's lens.  Man Ray, in his 1935 series Space Writing, was the first known art photographer to use the technique.

Whilst many a creative photographer has explored this genre by using differing timed exposures, the technique is very much an open book lending itself to much experimentation.

Professional photographer Richard Kendall has created his "Painting with light and strobe bullet time" in an open plan studio space. He used a circle of 96 individual cameras some of which can be seen in the video below.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Mimic, Unreal Frenetic Experimental Animation

Creative photographers and video producers are just simply inspired by abandoned buildings and spaces, none more so then completely empty ones. Thus Lucio Arese has used a wasted cattle market building as a raw background in his blindingly fast exploding audio visual mayhem and chaos of computer graphic manifolds.

"the film rides the verge between nonsense, random noise and organic, structured audiovisual events, enhancing the plastic clashes of a digital inserted foreground into an old and rusty environment." and is "Humorous, lunatic, cartoonish, nightmarish, Mimic is an attempt to reach a complete unity between music and motion picture in an epoch of violent changes."

The media art video as can be seen after the jump may cause one to think that Lucio has managed to capture some frenetically motivated anti-matter, albeit in the form of computer rendered  motion graphics.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Google Demo's Glass Project AR Concept Eyewear

We can all surely attest to the notion of how in the last few years computers are getting smaller so much so, that smart-phones and tablets are taking over the realm of the average user. Largely speaking more people are becoming more switched onto the idea of ditching their computers since discovering their smart-phones and tablets can perform all the functions their computers did plus much more.

The iPhone and iPad provided the main sources for this switch and as we all know Apple never releases a new product until they're satisfied that it's finished, whereas Google introduces their products well before their ultimate conclusion more so as ongoing developments such as their Chrome operating system.

True to Google's intentions they have recently unveiled their concept AR (augmented-reality)  Glass Project, in which the user can control music, get directions, take pictures, give voice commands and do video chats. The glasses are really just a band that rests on the nose, so it seems like the wearer does something like look up to engage with the display, as can be seen in the following video.

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