I began a new FutureLearn course today. It’s a bit up itself and I don’t know if I shall stick with it but the high point of this week was discovering this video
How did I get to my advanced age without having seen this video before? It is a work of GENIUS.
Anyway – the course is Commercial Photography: Still and Moving Image
[su_quote cite=”Norwich University of the Arts” url=”https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/commercial-photography”]ABOUT THE COURSE This free online course is designed to help current or aspiring commercial photographers get to grips with new media and moving image photography.[/su_quote]
When I first saw the listing, the course was touted for both Commercial and Amateur photographers. It since seems to have moved more to the commercial focus and I can no longer find reference to its usefulness in developing a visual aesthetic for any photographer.
So far this week’s material has focused on the differences between still photographs, moving images and filmwork. As a veteran of just one time-lapse effort, I am all at sea. As for discussion of “the space between still and moving images” – well, that’s the kind of stuff that will send me scampering for a safe harbour.
As for Andy Earl’s video above – all made from still, stereoscopic images (two hand-held Nikon 35mm cameras and one flash unit) then using morphing techniques to animate the end result. Absolutely brilliant – and apparently the technology behind The Matrix and “bullet time”.
I confess that ideas are swirling around my head and I am wondering how to make the blog less static… It is worth noting that both the Canon and the little Nikon shoot film.