Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lahania Walk

Time smear of some video taken while walking down the sidewalk in Lahania. It's kind of a cool approach, you end up with this static photo of an extended walk through an area that captures some of the visual energy of what you experienced during the forward movement through the environment.

Friday, April 29, 2011


Extreme time smear of a slow video pan of some local madness. Setup the controls up so it's doing the stutter thing.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yantra Face

More experiments with yantra movie brushes and adaptive tiling.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yantra Tiling

Working on some adaptive sub-tiling ideas for working with movie brushes. Using a yantra movie brush here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Symmetry Form Perception

I love how adding some mirror symmetry processing to totally abstract imagery can suddenly give it this perception of being vaguely human like in form. More MSG abstraction experiments using directed evolution. This started with the previous pattern overlay experiments by then wandered off via swap evolution in the evolution editor into new directions.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pattern Overlays with Symmetry 2

Another experiment with MSG procedural overlays, then run through some secondary mirror symmetry and paint synthesizer framing to finish off the final abstract image.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Piano Keys Abstraction

Procedural MSG evolved abstraction that reminded me of an abstracted piano key layout motif. From some experiments playing around with multiple pattern overlays using MSG processors. And then evolving variations using the Evolution Editor.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Surfing Goat Farm

Cool place to visit in lower Kula. The goat milk cheese cake is to die for. Lot's of baby surfing goat action as well for animal lovers.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Pattern Overlays with Symmetry

More procedural MSG pattern overlay experiments. I've added a filtered mirror warp and some paint synthesizer framing to finish off the final image.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Overcranked Temporal Smear

Temporal time smear generated by processing some video footage with the control settings severely over-cranked for visual effect.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Last Days Waterfront Walk

270 degree video panorama taken in Lahaina. Processed in Studio Artist 4 using the temporal scan tracker. I did a slit scan version of this, but i like the coarse scan tracker version better.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Geometric Overlays

An experiment that fell out of some of the recent truchet overlay tutorials i've been posting on the Studio Artist daily effects blog.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Procedural Rorschach

Procedural image generated by directed evolution of MSG presets. Reminds be a something from a rorschach pattern test.

Pastoral Patterning

Not my typical MSG kind of thing, but something interesting that popped out of some directed evolution experiments working with MSG presets in the Studio Artist Evolution Editor.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Gods of Symmetry

Symmetry is always the easy way out for me in some respects, but i never stop loving the results you get from using it. It has to do with the imagery pushing an additional perceptual 'button' in the brain, since we have special symmetry recognition areas of the visual system that light up just like V4 does for color. It's why symmetry (and symmetry breaking) is such a powerful visual tool.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Procedural Recursive Pattern Stacking

I tied an experiment taking one of the truchet based MSG pattern generating presets and running it recursively, processing the canvas output as it's new input for several cycles. A whole new approach to overlaying patterns. The original MSG preset came from directed swap evolution using the Studio Artist Evolution Editor.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Truchet Weaving

More MSG abstraction experiments falling out of some of the recent Studio Artist daily effect blog posts. I like the weaving like quality to the resulting truchet patterning.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Look closely for the naming reference. Tattooed fist image abstracted with a MSG preset.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

End of Days

Some temporal scan tracker fun with some offbeat control settings taken as i held a video camera and walked around this weird car with various religious protest posters on it calling for the end of days.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

View from Outside the Peter Lik Gallery

Lahana has a pretty interesting gallery scene going on if you have an interest in art. You could spend hours checking out different art galleries in a relatively small area. This video pan converted into a panorama image using the temporal scan tracker (with slit scan settings) was taken outside of the Peter Lik gallery. It's fascinating that the Thomas Barbey gallery is right next door to the Lik gallery, since they are so visually different as artists.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lavender Farm

There's a really amazing place in Kula up at about 4500 feet that is a lavender farm. This is a 360 degree video pan from up there processed with the temporal scan tracker. I love this kind of approach to making a panorama image much more than something that accurately tracks and matches up feature points since the end result is often more visually interesting than the 'perfect' panorama matchup. I think this image captures the crazy magic of this particular spot on earth.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Breakfast Viewpoint

We seem to be having an endless stream of visitors these days, so i've been spending more time eating out than usual. This started with a quick video pan at a local cafe that was then turned into a static panorama via the Studio Artist 4 temporal scan tracker.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Procedural Regularity Broken 2

Another procedural MSG experiment with interaction between regular grid structures and internal symmetry breaking.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Procedural Abstraction

More experiments with directed evolution using MSG presets that generate abstract imagery in Studio Artist 4.

Procedural Regularity Broken

Procedural image generated using MSG processors. Created fooling around with directed evolution in the Evolution Editor.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

More Killing Time

Another temporal image processing shot (using a 90 degree video pan) taken in scenic Kahului while killing time waiting for my car to get fixed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Killing Time in the Venice of the Pacific

I shot this wonderful image of one of the scenic canals in the Venice of the Pacific while waiting for my car to get fixed. The extended view is assembled from a video scan using the temporal scan tracker.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Parking Lot Spin

Video pan over 270 degrees processed with the Studio Artist temporal scan tracker to build a panorama view. A family of chickens was actually walking across the road when i shot this (welcome to Hawaii), but you can't see them in the photo.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Temporal Stretch

Temporal time stretch of a short segment of video taken out the window of a moving car. Generated using temporal image processing effects in Studio Artist 4.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shave Ice

Shave ice and shoyu chicken, more island daily life photo shots processed in Studio Artist 4.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Venice of the Pacific Still Finding Tsunami Turtles

Apparently they are still finding giant turtles washed ashore by the tsunami in the lovely series of venetian style canals located in Kahului. When this happens they get a big truck and haul them back out to the ocean.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Seven Lane Highway Graces Downtown Paia

Here's a shot of Paia's new seven lane freeway (ha,ha). In the spirit of april fools day. More Studio Artist temporal scan tracker experiments processing video sequences taken out of moving cars.