Posted by: Necci – Mar 08, 2012
This is something pretty different, but also pretty cool. Todd Raviotta, whose photography and video work you've been seeing in our pages and on our site for years now, put together this video from a huge collection of images he shot while living his life over the past year and a half. I'll let him explain it further:
This is a video made from photos I took on my cell phone, from December 21 2010 at the Mekong Solstache party until getting my iPhone on my birthday, February 14, 2012. It is around 8000 images at 1 frame per image. I started taking cell phone pics as normal, with some sequences for gifs, when I first got this one as a replacement phone. As I kept doing all the other animations on my Canon 5D, I kept the phone as a camera when I didnt have the other, or just wanted images on my cell phone, at events and during life. Around the time I did this video for the Pollak Awards, where I gathered images of the nail polish painting, I tested out the year to that point (which was September-ish) as a similar animation. Seeing the result, I started to really make the most of the process. I developed and shot on the phone until New Year's Day 2012, thinking that would be the ending, but with no conclusion, I kept shooting, deciding that it would wrap when I got a new phone. The iphone came on my birthday, and I was able to include a cameo of my goddaughter by letting it go longer. On Saturday, Feb 25, I showed the video at the James River Film Forum, and feedback was really positive. I went viral with it, because it is too important to not be seen and shared. Hopefully the work I am making will at some point be worth touring with and speaking about.
Photosensitivity Warning: Images in this video are cut very very fast. The flashing images may trigger seizures in those suffering from epilepsy or from other photosensitive conditions. Please exercise caution in watching.
Video by Todd Raviotta
Intro text by Andrew Necci