Saturday, June 16, 2012

Recording your progress - with music!

After talking about taking photos to record progress, I decided that I should use the images to make a small animation.  Then I sent it to my musical source and have some sound to go with it. Very impressive - it even matches the change of the images. Thanks so much, Cardells.
The work is titled Branch on a Hot Day and I think the music has that slow, taking it easy, feel.

It was a bit of a challenge to take the photos as I was working, I tried to make them as similar as possible but it is very difficult not to have different lighting, different angles for the camera, etc.  The weaving took weeks, so I didn't stress too much about continuity in the images.

If you look closely, you can see that some days had little progress while others were quite successful, or I had more time to actually do the weaving.  So it is not an even progression but I don't really care about that.  It is an interesting record of the work.

I played around with the images in Photoshop though as the cartoon hanging at the back moved around a lot (or I took the photos at different angles).  So there was some cropping as well as deleting of the background.  I have enjoyed doing it as it keeps my hand in with the Photoshop and the Movie Maker (which is a very easy to use program!).

I deleted the background so it wouldn't be quite so jumpy.  But I have to admit that I didn't put a whole lot of time into the deleting, I just used the magnetic lasso and let it do the work.
But it is a bit of fun.

I did the tapestry for the Petite: Miniature Textiles exhibition that opened today at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.  I was unable to go to the opening but hope some of my friends will let me know how it went.

The tapestry was woven on its side, so here it is the right way for viewing.


Michelle said...

Mary, that is *super* impressive!!! :O

Mary said...

Thanks Michelle, It is really great to have someone composing music for it - and I don't have to worry about copyright.