I’ve settled down in my apartment now. Poking around in different corners I found some old photos of the Village, I’ve put them on the corkboard in the kitchen. I suspect they were taken by a previous resident, the photos look quite old, maybe 40 or 50 years I’d guess, quite instagram.
If I wanted to fake this sort of thing this is how I’d go about it.
I’d create a blank document in FireWorks, say 1200 pixels by 800 pixels
I’d watch the video using QuickTime Player (I still have the old QuickTime pro), on an interesting frame I’d stop and copy (⌘-c).
Switch to fireworks and paste in the image.
Repeat this another four times
Back in fireworks I’d select all the images and hit ⌘-T and then type in say 70% to resie them all, I might try a few different sizes.
I’d then make a rectangle the same size as the 5 images. Set its fill to a radial gradient, yellow- purple, and set the opacity to around 20.
I’d have duplicated the rect until there was 5
I’d make another rectangle, no fill, white border.
I’d then align each ‘photo’ with a gradient and a frame and group them.
After that I would search my HD for a cork tile and create a background.
Then I would have arranged the photos in a random fashion rotating them a little.
Finally I’d export to a jpg.
If I was really silly I would not save as I go along and I’d have to do the whole thing again if FireWorks crashes (my old version has a tendency to do that)
Interesting happenings in the village this week, there seem to be a lot of ‘learning’ going on. As I watch number six get into trouble I am thinking my decision to be less confronting was a good idea. However this episode is taking the committee well inside my wheelhouse. Although I’ve not got number six’s skills I think there are other ways to subvert the establishment here, perhaps a bit of digital graffiti…
I wanted to have a closer look at the TV in my accommodation after last night’s blip.
I also need to get some more credits and decided on doing a wee bit of audio work. I am still trying to get an understanding of The Village by looking under the bonnet.
I had already taken a bit of audio from on of the surveillance tapes:
I ran it through the reverse filter in audacity:
Which was interesting and make some sort of sense if you are in a hypnagogia state. But it required further investigation. I found some instructions which lead to a new tool to add to my toolbox. PaulStretch is quite fascinating, and after spending quite some time testing the settings I fell back on the basic preset:
Feeding this into some video footage from the archives:
Tells us quite a lot about the state of Rover’s mind, or perhaps his master’s?
Movie clips extracted with MPEGStreamclip from video taken from dvd with HandBrake.