Title: “Glideslope” (2011)
Length : 7:52, silent
Format: 1600x600 pixels (fullscreen suggested)
Media: Digital animation from generative and natural sources

Submitted to a call for artworks for the Oakland International Airport Media Wall. It uses keyframed animation, movie brushes, various ImOps. I was particularly interested in the slow moving abstractions. I also enjoyed the strange aspect ratio required for the project: 1600x600. I'm looking forward to future experimentation with extremely high aspect ratios... maybe something like 6400x800 for projection on multiple displays.

"Glideslope" is an abstract, animated exploration designed to function as both ambient and foreground visual experience. It references air, flight, weather, motion, language, data and architectural forms. The goal was to create a piece well resolved on both micro and macroscopic levels. By this I mean it is structured to proceed smoothly (slowly changing arcs, long blends, luxurious liquidity) yet driven forward by rapidly vibrating, textured, digital paint strokes."

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Comment by liveart on March 14, 2011 at 6:57pm
very cool Victor. Good Luck. I would love to know the basics of the process @ 5.19-5:50.
Comment by Victor Ingrassia on March 15, 2011 at 6:13am
hi Live,  thanks for the good wishes.  In that section there is painting and displacement.  Basically paint steps apply the paint, and blur, warp (scale proportional) and displacement (ImOp) steps do the subtle work of spreading, softening and darkening the painted canvas. The key here is to not erase the canvas, but tweak (and I do mean hours of testing for your particular source, canvas size, frame rate, etc) all the steps so just the right amount of paint hits the canvas, and just the right amount of blur, warp and displacement occurs.  Too heavy handed and the paint is wiped away to fast... too light a touch and the canvas get filled with "old" paint and becomes chaotic and distracting.
Comment by balaclava_man on March 15, 2011 at 11:01am
Really like this Victor. It has a great rhythm to it. I'm kinda distracted by the 3d passages tho. What's going on there? How do they fit? Good luck with the submission.
Comment by Victor Ingrassia on March 15, 2011 at 2:35pm
Hi Balaclava.  I can't say I disagree w you.  I worried about the way it hangs together or doesn't.  By 3D passages I assume you mean the slow moving abstract colorful parts?  Actually my original conception had 5 or 6 such sections with no b&w "iContrails" (as I call the long tubes with the movie brush icons inside) and no bird imagery.  I think I have a few projects in there.  Deadlines were partially responsible for my stopping experimentation and production and moving on to putting together the submission DVD, packet, etc.
Comment by balaclava_man on March 16, 2011 at 1:53am
'preciate your candour, Victor

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