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Variable rate time-lapse video using motion detection

As part of a larger project involving timelapse video, I developed a technique that uses motion detection to identify frames for capture, and skips over frames where nothing is happening.

The video on the left implements this technique. You can see how it works, by skipping the stops at the stations in the video. The […]

Bay Bridge (1) – Coming and Going

Exploring a different view of panoramic footage, showing where you’ve been and where you’re going in a single simultaneous stream.

Bay Bridge (1) – Coming and going

Exploring a different view of panoramic footage, showing where you’ve been and where you’re going in a single simultaneous stream.

Cast: Gian Pablo Villamil

Tags: video art and san francisco

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"Visual Streams" at the Exploratorium

"Visual Streams" installation during testing

For the past several months I’ve been volunteering at the Exploratorium, the famous science museum and playground in San Francisco. One of the projects I’ve been working on is called “Visual Streams”, an installation that represents the different aspects of the human visual system. I’ve built on previous work […]

"At The Still Point", at Smack Mellon gallery

Installation view, photo by Etienne Frossard

Pawel Wojtasik has a new video installation on view, at the Smack Mellon gallery in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY). The soundtrack is by Stephen Vitiello, and I developed the software that manages the HD multi-channel projection.

“At The Still Point” was filmed in India, and covers themes of creation, […]

Outdoor Exploratorium video

A little trailer about the exhibits of the Outdoor Exploratorium, located at Fort Mason. There’s far more than is shown in the video, if you’re in San Francisco check it out and go exploring!

More info at exploratorium.edu/outdoor

This video had a real 21st century workflow – all AVCHD, copied straight from SD card […]

Going round in circles, Shibuya crossing

All the people going round and round, popping in and out, ending up just where they started.

Footage of Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, heavily processed optically and digitally.

Cast: Gian Pablo Villamil

Tags: japan, tokyo, ambient, strange and art

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Golden Gate (2)

Crossing a bridge, revisited.

40 minutes to render, 4 hours of tweaking so that After Effects wouldn’t crash…

Cast: Gian Pablo Villamil

Tags: sfo and ambient

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Golden Gate (1)

An ambient meditation on crossing a bridge. Three layers of footage, shot from a car, of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Cast: Gian Pablo Villamil

Tags: sfo, vehicle mount and san francisco

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Video fun with Open Sound Control

I’ve been working on some fun stuff lately, automating VJ software using the Open Sound Control protocol. It’s been an interesting experience: OSC is a potentially revolutionary way of allowing users to extend software for live performance.

I’ve been using Resolume VJ software for a while now, it is a good way of performing with […]