« Goodbye, Mini | Main | Snowscapes of home »

February 17, 2020


Brava for learning this tool! I can see how useful it will be for various projects and at same time I have never enjoyed a video of a single painting; just when I want to take something in, off it goes, elsewhere. Yet, I did appreciate the zoom feature, allwong me to see detail.

I was born too early. There isn't time for me to learn how to animate immobile images, especially since I've just made a few faltering steps in resuming a novel I started in 2015 and which has been stuck at 45,000 words for ages.

But I can see the fascination. Just to make things more interesting and more personal why don't you write a poem intended to be accompanied by a melody you already know (a hymn tune, for instance, to keep things simple). Which you then record a capella and integrate with a newly animated version of one of your paintings. I fear there's a degree of malice here. I hardly regard myself a poet but I was tempted to do just this (but without the painting), using Handel's setting of Silent Witness as my musical base. It proved to be fiendishly difficult. Writing a poem that scans properly is difficult enough; writing one that matches the exigencies of a melody raises the bar tenfold.

However, just imagine, the final thing would be all yours. But not quite. To ensure 100% domination you'd have to write the melody as well. Provided you found enough time fit in eating, drinking and sleeping. Bonne chance!

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.