Today I posted the 200th BG on my Blog. Hooray, milestone!
I thought that called for a special art project.
I was busy in the past two weeks, making a photo animation of one hundred photo’s (two hundred felt like overkill) where each one shows for 2 seconds in a continuous loop.
The GIF itself is of course too big to show here on LC.
The photo’s have a ‘200’ overlay (I’ll explain later)
I edited the photo’s and made the animation in Photoshop. Sounds simple. But I have a new PC, an iMac, without Photoshop, but with Affinity Photo and Publishing software, that I still have te learn how to use. So we set up my old Windows pc in my studio, so that I could still use Photoshop over there when I needed it. But my old pc died within two weeks (seems like I replaced it just in time). So Marc set up some old, slow and noisy laptop with Photoshop for me (a newer version than I was used to). And that’s what I used to edit the photo’s and make the animation.
Then for the overlays. First I made a large number ‘200’ in MS Word, in Word art, with only outlines. Then I mirrored it and printed it twice on sturdy white paper.
Why mirror it? So that the lines wouldn’t show on the front when I cut them out (by hand, with scissors).
I made two kinds of ‘overlays’ for my photo’s: 1. a white background, with ‘200’ cut out of it, and 2. the numbers 2, 0 and 0 cut out individually.
Because of the low daylight at this time of the year, I first bought a led light ring for around/behind my phone camera.
Then I thought up and collected (from the house and from my room of requirement) all kinds of materials and objects that would make for a nice background for a photo. I photographed those materials, each with both kinds of overlays laid on top of them.
Marc helped me with this and we very much enjoyed the process together.
It was especially hard to lay the two inner parts of the zero’s with the white background exactly in the right spot.
Here are the first six pictures of the animation:
I hope you like them (there’s 94 more pictures in the animation on my Blog, LOL).