Mandelbulb test animation – update

As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s a link to a low resolution animation test on my Vimeo channel:

Mandelbulb 3D test render. from Marion Tregartha on Vimeo.

I am planning on doing a series of animations using Baroque organ music as the background, more news to follow.

Mandelbulber

Here’s some experiments using Mandelbulber, a program developed by Krzyszof MARCZAK:

gniklat – That’s talking backwards…

I’m in the throes of learning the Jabberwocky’s words backwards. As Alice read the book by looking at its reflection in the mirror, I am trying to get the same audio effect by reciting the poem backwards, then reversing it. I remember a similar technique done through David Lynch’s Twin Peaks character The Man From Another Place. 

Jabberwock(y) Revisited

1995 - Adobe Photoshop 3.0
1995 – Adobe Photoshop 3.0

This is one of the images I created as part of my first Master’s degree (MA Printmaking), which I studied twenty years ago at Camberwell College of Arts, London.

It was one of my early attempts at using the new Layers feature in Photoshop 3 (in previous versions you had a floating selection which was committed to a flattened image for life once it was deselected).

I was in the phase of starting to mix photography (non-digital), printmaking (in this instance mezzotint) and digitally originated fractals (KPT Fractal Explorer extension for Photoshop 2.5) to generate hybrid collages.

I am in the process of revisiting the Jabberwocky, a nonsense poem which appears in Lewis Carroll’s 1871 children’s story Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

The dragon-like filigree qualities of the fractal element reminded mr of John Tenniel’s famous illustration.

Note at this stage that the the name Jabberwock refers to the beast, the Jabberwocky is the poem itself. Although in my original image I refer to the beast, my subsequent exploration will involve the whole poem.

In my remakes I intend to explore the poem through a variety of media, including traditional print, book art, video, animation and augmented reality (Aurasma). Busy times are ahead!

Photographic Experiments

Wind Turbines – Oswaldtwistle Moors, Lancashire, UK

Experimenting with camera drive settings and blending modes in Photoshop CS6. Have shot video footage and will attempt to do a similar thing.

Computer Says No

Computer Says No from Marion Tregartha on Vimeo.

MandelBulb

MandelBulb

Start frame of Mandelbulb sequence I am currently working on, generated by subblue’s Quartz Composer Mandelbulb plugin. I’m capturing stills of a rotation of the set on the x-axis, then repeating the process, while increasing the Power parameter. The resulting image sequences will then be converted into compound clips in Final Cut Pro X, then layered. Let’s see what happens – if it works I’ll post it up on Vimeo.