It’s been a couple of weeks since the Tune Into the Warnings show from the Galaxy Electric performed an impressive show at SAAM through Luce Unplugged! Thanks to everybody who came out!
I previously posted a video that I made with the band, but I also played a part in the performance. I worked with The Galaxy Electric to shoot their album cover early last year. They approached me with an idea a couple months back about building a cube as a one time set for their performance where they could perform inside of it but have color changing lights and tons of cool shadows cast onto the walls of the cubes for the audience to see.
It struck me as a ridiculously cool idea and I immediately excited about it.
Conceptualizing and visualizing what the cube was going to look like was really quite easy and I was confident that it could be done, even if I hadn’t done anything quite like it before.
knows that I’ve been an avid Apple user for the better part of the last 15 years. I got into it due to my desire to edit and work with video.
Which, as I later came to understand, was a common avenue for people to go Apple for some time. Opinions on things of that nature belong in a completely different post, if not a different blog entirely, but I think that it was a life changing decision for me. I’ve long since expanded out beyond staying completely Apple in my workflow, but I do find myself circling back around and using it as the backbone for my work for the time being. I am also very much a person who believes in “the right tool for the right job.”
Over the years…
I started working with different types of video and when I got my first GoPro camera a few years ago, I had something that really made taking time lapse videos very, very easy.
This wasn’t the first one I took, but it was an early one:
Now, I think it’s a little crazy to ask you to sit and watch that whole video given the fact that it’s just under 20 minutes long! The point is that I found myself in need of a solution to stitch together literally tens of thousands of still images together.
I’m pleased with how things are going on that front. It was nice to exercise some creative muscles, but there were some roadblocks and, while the initial vision didn’t happen with one very, tiny, small part of the whole thing, overall I think that it works really nicely. I’ll make sure to link to it here once it has been released.
I discovered a couple shortcut/techniques that I originally was going to put all in one post, but I think to make it more digestible, I’m going to break it up into a couple of different posts.
Keep an eye out for that as well.
In other news…
Even though I had only put out the one published entry, I had already become somewhat, shall we say, inundated with spam comments. Luckily I had the foresight to have comment approval turned on so none of them posted, but I did add Google reCAPTCHA to the comment section. If you’d like to leave a comment, but can’t, you can find me @ronbigler.
That’s a fairly typical way to title something like this, isn’t it? I can’t say that I’m much of a programmer, but it in my experience “Hello world!” is the first thing you learn to program.
Since I’m just starting out blogging, it seems the sensible way to shout out into the internet.
I recently finished work on a freelance video project and currently have the pleasure of working with The Galaxy Electric on set and lighting display for their upcoming performance on March 9, 2017 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In the likely possibility that you’ve not heard their album, head over to their Bandcamp site and check it out! If you’re into electronic music with a distinct retro feel, check it out!
(As a side note, I shot the photos on the album cover and the one that they’re using in the promo materials! It’s a lot of fun to see them still being used!)
Take some time, browse around, and I’ll be updating this space on a regular basis.