Into the Ether
Saturday, 24 January 2015 09:31

Worlds Collide - double vision, stop motion and music

For the past few months I haven't picked up a brush.


 Well, not quite.  I started painting again just over a week ago.  I had stopped painting at the end of last year because I was suffering from headaches and double vision which made it extremely difficult to work.  Thankfully, with the help of some wonderful remedial massage my vision is back to normal and the headaches are gone, so I can get back into painting.


In those weeks away from painting I spent a bit of time reading up about early photography and investigations into motion.  I became particularly interested in the work of Eadweard Muybridge ( and the motion studies he conducted in the late 1800s.  


This interest sparked an idea to create a film based around Muybridge's work.  So, with a bit of free time on my hands, I went about collating motion studies made by Muybridge in an effort to create a (somewhat) cohesive work.  To tie the film together I conducted some motion studies of my own, edited and animated the Muybridge photos, stitched together a street scene using interesting public domain photos, wrote a song, recorded the song and then threw the whole thing into the mix.


The final work "Worlds Collide" is available on my all new YouTube channel "Looking @ pictures on a screen" for your viewing pleasure.  If you like the song, it is (soon to be) available to download here: (you could vote or leave a nice comment there if you feel so inclined).

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