He's back ....Ok been a few weeks now and been soooo busy with other things its been too
However - did managed to crank out a few tracks in the meantime
(not my own creations but a re-creation and BLINDSKUNK spin of two classic
FlashDance & PopCorn
FlashDance Music & Video
Popcorn Music & Video
They were great to re-create and the video were really fun.
The Flashdance Video was the most complex and for the first time I decided to
Photoshop to process the video. The video was first split into its
individual frames (some 7000-8000)
using VirtualDub. Once this was done, I took
a frame from the middle of the video and selected a few
different filters and
messed with the layers to create an effect. This I then recorded in the Actions
Photoshop, then Automated the processing of the 7000+ frames with this action.
This took a few hours but the effect it came out with is very surreal and
actually seems to look
more complicated than it actually is...After processing, I re-used VirtualDub to
combine the frames.
Because its a bit mroe complicated than just adding music to the track, I used
Sony Vegas to synch up
the music Track.
The Popcorn Video was a bit of fun as I have got myself a 35mm converter
attachment for my HiDef video
camera. This little attachment is pretty neat and allows proper 35mm Canon EF-S
lenses to be attached to the
video camera. Using a 50mm 1.8f stop lense I can focus in on things in a far
more controlled way.
I mounted the camera directly above a popcorn maker and filmed the process in
HD. As you can see the popcorn
popping up actually goes out of focus, so I had to adjust it manually a short
way through. As the popcorn actually
popped within a few minutes, I had to cycle the footage in Vegas, to lengthen
the process. As usual I added some
Winamp screen grabs to the mix and chrome keyed it together with the sound
Anyway, I hope you enjoy both tracks...Give me some feedback (good or Bad
Over and Out for now !!!