This is the first in a new series of video installation pieces that I am working on
For this project I wanted to further explore new techniques in video. My inspiration for the story was The Twilight Zone, in which every episode seemed to fit one of two lessons, “be careful what you wish for…” or “if it seems to good to be true…” I focused on the technical but conceptually the piece is pretty strait forward. I do not have any strong feelings about technology/television/media in general but was conscious of how the piece could be read and interpreted.
I-frames? I-frames are for pussies!
This was my first real attempt at datamoshing using the new video Born Free by M.I.A.
I only got about half way through and purposefully left out the sound for the time being. I did one experiment before this video and found that what works best is footage with a lot of action and a lot of cuts. To achieve the effect you must mess with the codec and edit the movie as an avi, then remove all the I-frames. What basically happens after you kill the I-frames is that the actions of the pixels in the next cut are applied to the pixels from the previous cut. The results are spectacular!
Create a series of 14 images over two weeks using found source imagery.
details and source images here
Metaphor – A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable. Assigning meaning to one thing by comparison to something else. “The eyes are the window to the soul”.
Product Metaphor – Motorala Razr
By naming their phone Razr, pronounced “razor”, Motorala tells the consumer that their product is sexy, smooth, sleek, sharp and most importantly thin. Subverting the idea by showing the phone as a literal razor the term conveys ideas about cheapness and disposability, vanity, danger and deadliness and drug use.