The film is based on a series of changing patterns generated by a computer program using the Java. The patterns evolve from one into another based on mathematical rules or algorithms. The sequence of images where then captured as single frames and further enhanced and manipulated using Adobe After Effects. A sound track was composed using open source sound loops and the changing images synchronized to a music track. The film attempts to visualize sound. Other screenings to date: - Official Selection, The International Festival of Cinema and Technology, Feb, 6-8, 2009, Los Angeles·CA, USA. - Official Selection, Fear no Film Festival (Utah Arts Festival), June 25-28, 2009, Salt Lake City·UT, USA.
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John began experimenting with abstract images and film in the late sixties and later worked for two years as the principle operator at a computer animation studio in London, England. The studio’s novel hybrid analogue computer was used to make some of the first computer animated television commercials in the UK.
In 1975, John returned to Canada and began a 30-year career with a large multinational company working on Ontario, Alberta and Michigan in areas of information technology and environmental research, but continued his interest in the visual arts.
In early 2000, he returned to the computer as a creative tool and began experimenting with mathematical algorithms to generate patterns and abstract images.
He began to animate these images to music, which he often composed himself.
To compliment this activity and to explore more traditional animation themes, John began working with "After Effects", a commercial 2-D software package used for animation and special effects.
In general, John is interested in the relationship between sounds and images and exploring those through computer and video techniques.
Over the last few years he has had films shown at festivals in North America and Europe.
Lives in Edmonton·AB, Canada. +info