February 05, 2008

Jackleg video

I've been thinking about presentation of still images via animation, considering both the technical wherewithals and the aesthetics of visual and audio production (voiceover? textover? music?). This realization of Hine photographs from ScrappyGater provides a lot of food for thought:

Personally, I'd rather hear than read those captions and screens of text, and I'm not sure what I think about Ashokan Farewell as accompaniment (though it's a marvelous tune, applicable to just about anything reflective or heart-wrenching).

...and ScrappyGater (Michael Jeffries) has a fistful of other Productions that you'll be greatly Informed by. Note especially his not-still-image videos Ya Don't Fool with the Ingledoos (which isn't embeddable, but you'll probably be glad you clicked, unless you're a snake fancier) and Uncle Buddy: Jackleg General Contracting Hour, both of which carry me back to Old Virginny, fer shur.

Posted by oook at February 5, 2008 09:22 AM