I have made a point to choose a rather boring and naive subject, and my thunder ended up on the “winter by the fireplace” theme. How innocent and harmless, isn’t it? I have already spent a few days exploring the possibilities of creating attractive and meaningful static images, our of various generative, procedural and iterative processes. And most often I had a good opportunity to compare the static versus the dynamic, or animated, would that be simply for the purpose of a making of. The merry surprise is that one does not exclude the other, and you don’t necessarily have to choose … choose between the static and the dynamic, the composite and the raw, the painting and the animation.
I have experienced that in recent posts, such as What the fudge, Southern Sun, Connecting the dots, A glass of whine, Before the storm. When painting meets animation, shouldn’t we simply call that … “panimating” ? Could it be the “new cool” in arts? Obviously it requires more than a mere canvas or paper based medium to render, but in an age where we now have more screens than human beings, who cares.
Techniques: Particle Designer, Deep Dreamer, Pixelmator, iMovie
Base dreamed image
Treatment in Particle Designer, to add the candle flames and the fireplace.
The soundtrack is from Gramatik’s latest album, Epigram, which turns out to be available to download for free: http://www.gramatik.net/
The only catch is that you have to commit your own epigram to get the download link. To generate mine, I simply used the word … PANIMATING 🙂
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