I created a Boomerang in Instagram, uploaded it to my computer, and worked with layers placed over that to create this gif. There are a few areas to be ironed out.
- Decrease in quality of image when exported
- Animation smoothness when exported
- Create high-quality video for source file — this will create the base of stillness
- Decide on word to highlight in flickering letters
- Figure out how to create opacity in flickering letters so they’re less obvious
- Figure out an easier way than having 30 layers to create the flickering animation over a video file
- Apparently even though I exported it with the “Loop Forever” box clicked, it doesn’t loop forever
This is a continuation of my concept around contemporary: time, memory and the ownership of the human body. Today’s world is so large that we often lose sight of what our place in it is. I hope this will convey the sense of stillness and calm that I felt as I looked out on the world and became one with everyone else’s light.