Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sunborn Video

A while back I wrote that I'd been working on a video piece for a theatrical arts festival called Lydia Fair, sponsored by the Greater Boston Vineyard of Cambridge. Now you can see my video on YouTube!

It is what I would call a video narration, or maybe an audio visualization—or maybe one of you can suggest a more elegant name—of the prologue to Sunborn. I recorded the narration and blocked out the basic image storyboard. Then a talented fellow named Adam Guzewicz worked video and sound wizardry on it, animating parts of it from still images (which I gleaned from various NASA websites), and adapting other animation (ditto on the source). I'm lucky, I guess—that I wrote a prologue that actually could be set to astronomical images.

If you'd like to view it in a wide-screen version, go directly to the YouTube page or to my website. (Wide images on this page seem to cause problems for some viewers, so I try to keep them small.)

For best effect, set the viewer to full-screen and high-quality mode, and turn up the sound a bit. Enjoy!

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At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Fran said...

What a beautiful and mysterious introduction to Sunborn, a great way to set the stage for a complicated, wonderful story.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Thanks, Fran! It was an interesting challenge, and I like the way it came out.

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Charlza said...

Very nice!

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At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was cool! Beautiful imagery.


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