So far in my exploration into distorting moving image, I have taken individual frames, cropped them and arranged them in order to create the glitch style experiments that I have previously posted. I think these are really interesting looking and I like how the movement of the camera and elements are clearly defined. However, I got the idea of layering each frame on top of each other to create a hazier dream like effect.
My process involved taking screenshots of a video while it was playing, like I have done in my previous distortion experiments. I then took these images and lowered the opacity of them each to 1%, meaning that they were pretty much transparent, and then layered them on top of each other to create the final image. Because the opacity of each frame was so low you can see the images beneath it quite clearly through and the stacking of them creates this sense of blurred motion, much like a long exposure photograph.
Because this particular clip that I got the frames in didn’t have a whole lot of motion, the figure is still pretty visible, but the movement of them playing guitar creates these traces of motion.
Things start to look a bit more abstract when there is more movement in the clip. This experiment here looks a lot more distorted because there was a lot more camera movement in the video.
Lmao who would’ve guessed I would end up using kpop dance videos to practice gesture drawings. I mean, they do be posing tho-