Video Art: Meet Mabel
It is not enough for me to just animate old or new photos, or my artwork. The next step is to see if I can create new art with it. So, I took an old photo of my great-grandmother, Mabel Parnell Jones Salyer, and gave her butterfly wings. I colorized the photo and uploaded it to the photo animator app. Then, I saved the animation and brought it into Photoshop video editor laying the animation on top. I added shadows on the wings. To me, this had a handmade feel to it and it looks like an intro to a movie.
I added music which is "Life" by Ludovico Einaudi, Daniel Hope, and Virtuosi Italians from the album "In a Time Lapse." It was the perfect song for this.
Sitting back watching this, it occurs to me that I can make components of video art by hand, scan them in, and make them part of a movie.
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D.K. Castellucci is an artist living in Marin County who works in oil and soft pastels, charcoal, gouache, and watercolors.