17. Illuminated River – stills photography and audacity

This is a tribute to the recently created Illuminated River project which is relighting twelve of London’s bridges. At the moment, although it has a small audience with so many people staying away from the centre of London, the newly-lit bridges have no traffic on them and a completely still, traffic-free river to illuminate each evening. This is made in iMovie using the audacity software to generate the soundtrack.

Illuminated River

15. Video and stop motion

I have put together two versions of the same video. The first uses a classic Johnny Cash song I walk the line, the second uses a soundtrack of World War II bombing and gun fire. The videos bring together a number of elements, video of water; stills photography of the London Wall; and an item at the heart of this project; a compilation of Strava app maps which were generated each time I went running or walking along the route of the wall.
In addition to this, I have included some videos which were made using the same stop motion technique but making use of traditionally-made silk screen prints, in each case using a single photograph rendered in a variety of ways.

Lockdown London Wall – walking the line 2
Soundtrack: I walk the line – Johnny Cash [compilation 2013]
Lockdown London Wall – walking the line 1
Soundtrack: German bombing compilation

The challenge is to choose an approach to the physical printmaking that is appropriate to this project. Here are three examples using material generated last year.

Centrepoint silk screen images reworked

This image of Centrepoint remains unchanged apart from the colours.

Great Arthur House

In this one, the image of Great Arthur House is not only printed in a number of colours but there are a range of overlays and different ways in which the image is positioned on the page.

Shell climate emergency

This mixes versions of the same image with overlays of different sizes and densities, words and some video.

14. Experiments with photogrammetry

I have been using display.land. This has been interesting to learn and my experiments to date have led to some weird objects. There is a particular issue with working out the right light levels and types of surface required to make this work. It is also interesting to see how to create a simple, complete image.

Here are four examples:
1. Room: interior
. Living room: interior
3. Great Arthur House: external of building
4. Wall: external view of stone

13. Stop motion animation including use of 3D graphic app

Lockdown London – looking for London Wall

This development of the previous video makes use of 3D graphic app display.land which offers the potential of a 360 degree view of a site. In this case, the focus is on a single block of stone moving across the landscape. The soundtrack has been created using audacity.

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