Miss Amber May

Digital Approaches to Fine Art

Final Project Progress

Hour 1-2:

Here it is 3am and I’m still stumped on what I should do for the final. I’ve thought primarily about sound and video since they’re both my favorite medium. What I may do is create a video called “The Problem with Clones” where I’ll create 2 me’s in each mini-scene and have one bothering the other. These 2 me’s will not be mirrored (meaning doing the exact things at the same time, like a mirror) but they will each speak/move separately, and even interact with each other. I can create this using my video camera and some tools in Final Cut. The format will be like an informational video about the potential problems of having a clone of yourself. Ex. “Problem 1: They steal your things….” then there’s a video sequence of one trying to steal the other’s drink or something. It’s almost 3:30…I’m sleepy and cant write coherently anymore…i’ll think about it more tomorrow.


Hour 3-5:

Okay so cross out my last idea. After thinking ALOT about it for a few days, I think it’d be cooler if I could learn how to create cinemagraphs in Photoshop and make a series telling a story. A cinemagraph is an image where only one part of the picture moves and loops. Basically a mix of a photo and a GIF. I sort of have an idea how to go about it, but I’ll need to research it a bit to make sure I’m on the right track. I’m keeping the “Life of a College Student” video idea, but this time it’s going to be in the form of a multiple cinemagraph series. I’ve already started taking videos of normal things I do on campus throughout the day so now the hard part will be separating the video from the screenshots in Photoshop and having them work with multiple frames.

Example of a Cinemagraph:


Hour 6: Looking up how to make the blasted things! 


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Hour 7: Starting to edit the first video

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Hour 8: Stiiillll workin on it…

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Hour 9: Finished the first one after stumbling a bit. Starting on the 2nd one. I have no clue how many there are going to be at the moment, but right now I have about 10 videos. (Click to see the one below)




Hour 10: They’ve gotten easier to make now that I know what I’m doing. 





Hour 11: Starting to trim all the videos before importing them into Photoshop to reduce the frames

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Hour 12: Finished trimming all of the videos. Just finished the 3rd GIF

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Hour 13: This one is gonna take a while….it has 23 frames to copy and paste the mask over…

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Hour 14: Finished the last one and workin on…uh….this one? (I’m piling all the finished products on another post.)

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Hour 15: This one ended up having 52 frames….uugghh… But I think this one might be my favorite if it comes out right

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Hour 16: Captain’s Log….I’ve been at this for a while, and there appears to be no end in sight as of yet. But I did finish that horrible 50 frame gif. On to the next one!

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Hour 17: Library Gif is done. Working on leaves

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Hour 18: 31 frames to work with

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Hour 19: Trying to figure out how to make the rest of the background come back in the image above. Just making each layer visible isn’t working for some reason! Aaahh!! I need the rest of the microwave!!

 Hour 20: FINALLY figured out how to make the rest of the microwave come back. Turns out for each layer I not only had to make the layer itself visible, but also the background (Layer 1) visible. So I went back through all 31 frames and individually made them visible along with the background layer. It didn’t hit me until later that I could’ve selected all the frames and did this adjustment once….Come to think of it, I could’ve done this for ALL the images.

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Hour 21: About to trim le toilet video

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Hour 22: Just finished the toilet and water fountain gifs. Going out looking for more videos

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Hour 23

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Hour 24: Going around looking for new videos

Hour 25

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Hour 26

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Hour 27

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Hour 28

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Hour 29

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