Christmas in Boston, Fio was a riot whizzing around in his NASA space shuttle “jetpack”. He borrowed my camera to document his favorite gifts, and took the photo of the space shuttle puzzle.
The first snowstorm with a couple inches of accumulation always announces the “real” arrival of winter in my mind. That was today in Ithaca, and Laura and I went on a winter walkabout to bring the experience to you.
This is another automated art project and a bit of a work in progress. Some time ago I wrote an FXScript for Final Cut Pro 3.0 that edited a movie to run forward and backward, interleaving the frames instead of compositing them. This is the test video I used as I was writing the script, you can still see (but not read in this heavily compressed version) the variables I was tracking on-screen while I debugged.
Someday I hope to revisit this project on a less awkward programming platform. FXScript was difficult to do automated editing with because it assumed (as of FCP3, anyway) a linear flow through the video material. I’m still on the lookout for a good high-level way to automate video editing. Quicktime Pro might do what I want in combination with Applescript or Perl/PerlMagick, but I haven’t investigated deeply yet.
I’m not providing the FXScript I used to create this, only because I think there are better ways. Contact me if you really want a copy.
As much as wish I had, I did not think of the word intertwingle.