In March of 1980, after about a week of harmonic tremors, Mt. St. Helens, known as Loowit, or "Fire Mountain" to the locals, sprang to life with a series of small ash eruptions. Over the course of the next month and a half, the volcano continued with these small events, as the North face of the mountain continued to expand. The "bubble popped" on the morning of May 18, when about a third of the mountain was elevated to great heights. The small events featured in these clips were shot a month prior to the main event of May 18, the weekend of April 19 and 20, 1980. The location was a clear-cut hill several miles South of Kalama Springs. The footage was Kodachrome Super 8mm. Interval for the "slow" views was one frame every 2 seconds. The "fast" scenes were one frame every 20 seconds.
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In 2001, the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in the state of Oregon, was moved in sections from it's original location along the South bank of the Willamette River, to the Oregon Garden in Silverton. This Super 8mm film time-lapsed view shows highlights from the three-day journey.
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In a truely tribal endevour, friends and neighbors gathered to move Jim and Sherrie's "Love Shack" to a new location on their own property. Great excuse for a party! over 70 feet in 2 and a half hours. Reduced to two and a half minutes of digital time-lapse.
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Three days at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon resulted in this collection of various time-lapsed views. The frame interval was seven seconds. Camera was a Canon A-60 PowerShot digital still camera. The resulting series of still frames were then loaded into Quicktime, and then edited in Adobe Premiere.
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The view from "Homer's Trolley" created by Glen Damewood and Cory Ernst for the 2011 Homer Davenport Community Festival Parade, in Silverton, Oregon. Starring the Rose Family from Washington, the Homer Davenport Community Festival Board and the citizens of Silverton.
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A strange and exotic look at Bad Weather as viewed through the infrared eyes of the GOES geosynchronous "Water Vapor" weather satellite. Note to those that think these colors mean something relevant. They don't. Just "Pretty Pictures." Digital music accompaniment by Heff Munson.
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The following is written in pencil on the West wall of GeerCrest Farm by Homer Davenport on April 11, 1904: "I want to say that from this old porch I see my favorite view of all that the earth affords. It was the favorite of my dear Mother and her parents and of my Father; And why shouldn't it be the same to me? Its where my happiest hours have been spent." This premiere edition of "Homer's View" features the GeerCrest sheep, as they work the fields, set to the fiddle strains of "The Old Hen Cackled" by Homer Davenport and the Young Brothers, recorded in April of 1925. (Obviously a different Homer).
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Another GoPro Photo-Phun-Run. This time with Slow Motion and spinning "amusement rides" at the Oregon State Fair. These were shot at 240 frames per second, rendered out 12%, slowing the motion by a factor of eight. I neglected to use the "Flux" feature of GoPro Studio for all the clips except one, due to the super-long extra render time. But that one did seem to come out somewhat "smoother" than the rest. The music was from an old album of "production music" geared towards "sinister settings..." Seems to fit!
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A short video "proof of concept" of using an LCD projector to create a green screen for Keying, by way of a single-slide PowerPoint file and a solid green background. First half shows the composite, the second shows a split screen with the "green" projected on a standard ground-glass screen. Keying and tracking mask done in Adobe Premiere CC6.
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Initial tests results from the DIY Digital 35mm Movie Film Scanner. Making use of an old modified hand-cranked projector mechanism for registration, coupled to a Wolverine F2D 35mm Film to Digital Converter, (purchased at the Salem, OR Goodwill for $9.99) equipped with the optional roll film adapter, ($8.99 online from Wolverine). This is one of two short clips received with the projector. It is on highly distressed nitrate film stock.
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The second edition of the much anticipated Podium Plaque program has another installation, this time at the corner of First and East Main Streets. With additional donors, out goal is to have up to 20, maybe more, all around Silverton. Special thanks to Bryan Rose and CL Rose Construction for donating time, expertise and materials for the actual installation, and a lot of appreciation to our patron, Walt Pelett, whose generous donation made the first two podiums possible.
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CONTACT Conference, celebrating "The Cultures of the Imagination," is ramping up for our 2016 edition. Co-Founder Jim Funaro briefly explains the CONTACT Concept. Join us for CONTACT 2016, April 1-3 in Sunnyvale, California at the Dominion Hotel. Visit our Website for more information: Contact-Conference.org
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