Two minutes in the life of a photographer. Well, 2 minutes in time-lapse form anyways. Today I framed some 20″x30″ prints for the Dark Resort show that opens next week. The video above shows a time-lapse of the framing process. The music is from Serge Gainsbourg’s album Histoire De Melody Nelson. At first listen, it’s mellow music with a French guy talking. But there’s a lot going on here. The string arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier are superb. This album will get under your skin. I also highly recommend Gainsbourg’s hilarious novel Evguenie Sokolov, a bizarre meditation on flatulence and art.
Anyhow, here’s how the video was made:
- A Ricoh GRDII was setup to record exposures at 5 second intervals
- Exposures were 1/2 second at f/4.5, ISO 200
- A total of 371 photos were used for the video
- Music was added in Lightroom 3, using “Fit to Music” for the slideshow timing
- The video was exported from Lightroom, and imported into iMovie to add titles and credits
- iMovie has a built-in YouTube upload feature
And a few notes about the framing process:
- The photos are digital c-prints made on a Lightjet
- The finished prints were mounted on 3/16″ black gatorboard by Colortone in Berkeley
- Frames were ordered from Frame Destination, including spacers to separate the print from the glazing
- Essential tools included: Brillianize polish, anti-static cloth, a cardboard tube to remove peel the paper on the plexi, needle-nose pliers, a white glove, yerba mate, and some good tunes.
Hope you enjoy the video — let me know if you have questions about what’s happening. See you at the Dark Resort show next Friday, November 5th!