Sunday, August 31, 2008

waiting room

Panorama generated with the scan tracker from a video pan.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Imperial Plate

Lunch at Bali via Scan Tracker Video Pan.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Shell Intersection

Temporal difference matte of video sequence taken in car while driving.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

motion from static shots

I've been playing around with some ideas to generate motion effects from static photos.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

pizza town

Video panorama created in Studio Artist's Scan Tracker with a 360 degree video pan while once again getting pizza slices to go for dinner.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

WMF Headquarters

The secret location of the WMF studio complex is revealed in this panorama generated from a 360 degree video pan with the Studio Artist Scan Tracker temporal ip op.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pizza Again

Scan tracker setup to stutter the image when processing a video sequence.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Video panorama taken while driving, created in studio artist using temporal ip ops. I made a movie source brush from the individual video frames in the pan and used the paint synthesizer to re-paint the panorama with that movie brush. This added some fractal self-similarity to the final image.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Waikiki Homeless Camp

View from the homeless camp in Kapiolani Park at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. Art History buffs may appreciate the Manet reference. I used the Line Screen Regionize ip op in Studio Artist to do the processing.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Welcome to Happy Island Music

Welcome to the Happy Island Music blog. Happy Island Music is actually the name of WMF's label. However, most of the posts here will be personal artwork as opposed to music posts. I post artwork to a variety of different places, so this will be a repository for stuff that doesn't get posted to the main studio artist user forum at

My name is John Dalton and in addition to playing bass in the Honolulu band WMF i'm also the creator of the award winning graphics program Studio Artist. So as you might guess, the artwork posted here was created in Studio Artist or it's companion program MSG Evolver. Studio Artist is distributed by Synthetik Software, the main Synthetik web site is Studio Artist news is posted at All of my various blog and artwork posts are aggregated at, so that's a good place to RSS or check out on a regular basis if you want to get a single feed for everything i'm up to.

In a previous life i was one of the founders of the San Francisco digital audio company OSC, which created the first multi track audio and midi software for the mac called Deck, as well as the original ProTools and Avid audio engines.

For more on the band WMF you can check out