New view of space and time
7 months ago
Time Slice 1
This image is generated from a one minute video I shot with a 5D2 at
1920x1080p. For each frame of the video I extracted the center most column of
pixels which I then added, column by column, to the final image. Objects moving
across the video (e.g. the surfer) that pass over the center column of pixels
are thereby captured in a static image.
The idea came from this article about the work of Jay Mark Johnson.
He used an $85,000 camera and film, whereas I used an off the shelf camera and
software, with a pinch of software I wrote my self.
1) Shoot about a minute of video using a tripod (having moving subjects in the
shot is necessary).
2) Pull the video into Premier Pro video editing software.
3) Export the video as a sequence of image frames (TIFF file format).
4) Using Photoshop with Actions, batch process the TIFF files and convert them
to PNG file format (one of the few formats readable by Java programs).
6) Run my custom Java program to convert numerous source images into one final
The width of the final image is the same as the number of frames in the video and the height will always be 1080 pixels.
A pixel is a terrible thing to waste.