In this first stage of exploration, we wanted to maintain continuity of motion between the two clips. The conceit is that the movement of the cloth (if we consider the cloth in each clip as a single object) is impossible. Bounciness is not a property of fabric.
We agreed on the position and apparent size of the fabric in the transitional frame, without discussing the particulars of our video. We also agreed that our motion would occur vaguely left to right, so that momentum would at least appear to be mostly conserved
The result of our plan turned out to be a very interesting video. It looks like the dropped sock hits the ground, bounces and turns into a long ribbon. In short, motion in the first video that triggers the cut and begins the motion in the second clip. It would be interesting to continue this pattern by adding more objects so that each time an object bounces, it becomes something new.
Week 2 Continuation
We were inspired by DVD Screensaver Bounce video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAjfE9JHO_I). We imagine the four sides of the screen as the physical edges of a frame in which an object would bounce around. Also, just like the DVD logo in the video changes its color whenever it hits the edge of the screen, the object in our videos would also change form when touching the edges.
Instead of only overlapping the transition moment, we tried to maintain consistency of the object’s movement in different videos as it changes to different forms. To make the motion of the objects look natural and consistent, the videos were carefully edited together to align everything as good as possible, such as matching the speed, the size, the moving direction and so on.
We created objects with internal movements and used strings to actuate them in some way so that each object moved in its own manner. The objects ability to change shape also allowed for better alignment at the transition and a more convincing illusion overall.
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