Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baldwin Slit Scan

Slit scan image generated from video footage taken out the window of a moving car in Paia while driving across the Baldwin intersection.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kailua Pork

Another Studio Artist tempoal scan tracker experiment. I alway shoot video sequences out of a moving car with a pocket video camera when we're driving around to use as source material for different temporal processing experiments.

Depending on the directions people and the car and the scan tracker aperture movement are moving in you can extend or contract object movement (you can see both effects going on in this image). Plus it helps document all kinds of different Hawaiian localisms and oddities you run into on a daily basis.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Another Studio Artist scan tracker experiment working with converting video footage into a static image. This time i'm messing with the scan direction and aperture to screw around with reality (as opposed to yesterday's post which builds a normal panorama image). So it ends up being more of a freezing movement over a limited period for time image.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Whole Foods

Static panorama image generated from a video pan in the parking lot of Whole Foods in Kahului. I used the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker. I'm tracking the direction of the pan as opposed to doing anything fancy to alternate reality (like reverse or perpendicular scan directions).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Green Banana Moment

Waiting for breakfast at Green Banana in Paia. The panorama was generated by slit scan processing a video pan using the temporal scan tracker in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

SugarCane Train

Slit scan generated from a video pan out the window of a car in west Maui. West Maui being what tourism grand central for the island. Generated using the temporal scan tracker in Studio Artist 4.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dolphin Girl

Video frame taken on the west side processed with the Studio Artist 4 vectorizer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Haiku Cannery Drive Around

Twenty seconds of video camera movement compressed into a single static image. The video was taken while driving around the Haiku Cannery parking lot from the side window of a moving car. It was then processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker to generate the static time overview image.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Airport Foot Traffic 2

Slit scan image generated while waiting around at the airport. This was generated using a Z1 pocket video camera, then processing the static camera video footage using Studio Artist 4 with a vertical slit scan using a temporal image operation effect.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Multiple Attractors

Procedural MSG image generated by stacked mutltiple chaotic attractors.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Procedural Ideas

Some new procedural imagery generated as by products of some recent daily effect blog posts i've been working on. It all starts with putting together a fairly simple IO routing for a MSG effect, and then using directed evolution to build the overall effect complexity.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kind of a Weird One

Not my normal thing at all, but it popped out of some Studio Artist testing, so here it is. You could run with the idea of framed abstract imagery inserted inside of facial renditions i guess.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Procedural Symmetry

More MSG directed evolution experiments that utilize symmetry.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Procedural Masks

More experiments with MSG procedural imagery and symmetry in Studio Artist 4.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MSG Procedural Symmetry

Procedural abstract image generated with MSG processor in Studio Artist 4. I think this fell out of some work on tutorials that talk about the MSG MetaEdit help commands.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Surf Boards Up

A common island decorative motif. Generated by processing a short segment of video taken out the window of a moving car with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coffee Time

Static image generated by processing some video footage while driving past Green Banana in Paia. I used the Temporal Scan Tracker in Studio Artist 4.

Monday, March 14, 2011

In the blink of an Eye

Temporal Difference Matte processing of some video taken out the front window of a moving car. Kind of like a time smear.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Young Brothers Dock

This is your only option for shipping stuff inter island. Welcome to island living.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paia Time Smear

Time smear shot generated from some processed video footage taken during rush hour in Paia out the window of a movie car with a video camera. Then processed with temporal image operation effects in studio artist 4.

Friday, March 11, 2011

MSG Directed Evolution Work 3

All of the recent directed evolution experiments with MSG presets are using the same simple processor configuration setups used in my recent swap tutorials. What's cool about mSG is that you can create an unlimited variety of different kinds of abstract procedural imagery, as well as source or video processing effect.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

MSG Directed Evolution Work 2

More fallout from recent work on some MSG based tutorials on directed evolution of procedural abstract imagery in Studio Artist 4.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MSG Directed Evolution Work

I've been messing around with directed evolution of MSG abstract procedural imagery recently in conjunction with some tutorials i've been posting on the daily effects blog.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Airport Foot Traffic

Visualization of foot traffic while waiting around at the airport. This used a vertical slit scan of some video footage taken with a static camera (no camera movement). The processing was done with the temporal scan tracker in Studio Artist 4.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Abstract Procedural Animation

A still frame from a test animation made using temporal generators and MSG in Studio Artist 4. The movement in the animation is all generated from the time based temporal generator oscillators attached to editable MSG parameters.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Haiku Cannery Madness

This started with a fairly long video clip taken while driving through the Haiku Cannery parking lot. I used the temporal scan tracker to generate an overview of about 30 seconds of movement while driving in a car, so the static photo is kind of like a temporal overview.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Shave Ice

Shave Ice place on the road to Hanna. The image was generated from a static section of video footage processed with a temporal image processing effect in Studio Artist 4. The camera wobble movement is picked up by the temporal processing to generate the atmospheric effect in the image.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Paia Town Center

Slitscan shot generated from video footage taken in a moving car while driving through Paia. Generated using the temporal scantracker in Studio Artist 4.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paia Pizza

Slitscan of the back room of Flatbread Pizza in Paia. The slitscan panorama was generated from a pocket video pan using the temporal Scan Tracker in Studio Artist 4.

Flatbread Pizza is really awesome. They make their own nitrate free free range organic pepperoni, it's the only pepperoni pizza i've ever had that isn't greasy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

MSG Patterning

Procedural image generated in a directed evolution session in the Studio Artist 4 Evolution Editor. A little additional post processing to add the waver effect. These are all from some work i've been doing recently for different MSG Editing tutorials on the Studio Artist daily effects blog.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

City of the Future

More stack filtering processing of 'ruins porn' imagery.

This whole 'ruins porn' series got me thinking of how to try and visually score WMF's 'Bombay Garbage Truck' track from the Sodaigomi cd. So i've been slowly building up a set of appropriate imagery for stack filtering experiments. More on that ongoing project in the future.