Thanks for the love Joe,
Just when I think I’ll get rid of the sidebar. They do seem to have gone out of fashion. I guess I’ll keep mine till they come back in😉
Ds106, was/is a wonderful course on ‘digital storytelling’ that has run in several universities but allows anyone to join in. A source of a lot of fun and a lot of learning about owning your own space.
The video is in the style of the now disappeared online service pummelvision. After it went I wrote a script to replicate it.
Since 2014 I’ve been making “movies” with my flickr photos for the year. I make them with a script which downloads the years photos puts them together into a movie and, use to, add music. The Music bit is broken (https) so I downloaded some manually.
This year pretty much stopped in October, then I got covid in November and have not been out much since.
I also average the photos ( below) and montage them for the featured image. This year I made a version of the script to download wee square images for the montage (average & montage scripts here).
I enjoy both the process and watching my photos flickr by. I like the fact that I can easily tweek bit of the script or run the video creation again quickly to try out different speeds, music etc.
Creation notes: 2018 flickrs by, the script. I think I prefer this faster version.
I liked the Pummelvision service so when it went I sort of
made my own. Which lead to this:
Flickr 2014 and DIY pummelvision and 2016 Flickring by.
I went a little early this year:
I’ve updated the script (gist) to handle a couple of new problems.
- Some of my iphone photos were upside down in the video as ffmpeg doesn’t see the Rotation EXIF. I installed jhead via homebrew deal with this.
- I installed sox to duplicate the background track as I took more photos and slowed them down a bit this year.
I have great fun with this every time I try it, I quite like the results but the tinkering with the script is the fun bit. I sure it could be made a lot more elegant but it works for me.
A couple of years ago I made a video of all my flickr videos in the style of the now dead pummelvision service.
I dug out the script tidied it up a little, and made the above video with my 2016 photos.
I uploaded the script in the unlikely event that someone else would want to do something like this. It is not a thing of beauty, I am well out of my depth and just type and test. The script need ffmpeg on your computer (I’d guess mac only as it used sips to resize images) and a Flickr API key.
The script also leave you with up to 500 images in a folder. Before I deleted them I made a montage and averaged them using imageMagick
montage -mode concatenate -tile 25x *.jpg out.jpg which is the featured image on this post.
convert *.jpg -average aver.jpeg
I guess all that the average proves is that most of my photos are landscapes, given the hit of a sky…