As the fever has diminished but the mysterious microbes that entered my skin have made one side of my face look like lobster-boy an interesting look that made my Sexy dermatology doctorette starting to flirt with me until she found out that the condition is not permanent.
So now there is nothing else to do than write some random ramblings that in some way have to do with... wait for it... Android apps.
The picture above and the picture of yesterdays hospital post are made with an app called Glitchr it is one of those apps that you may have tried that can emulate early day digital photographs and suchlike but it has some thing going for it that I have not seen in other similar apps.
First of all it is free and without publicity!
It used to contain some publicity but the developer did make such a silly amount of money on the publicity so he let it go free... Hooray for him!
Also a hooray because it is actually nice and have some settings that the other apps do not have that I know about, one being (like the photograph above) an emulation of VHS tape. It can tweak the photographs just to something slightly disturbing which is of course something that this Lobster-boy likes.
The other one being a 3D simulation. Like the photographs you see that are supposed to make photographs look 3D with the red / green glasses. I guess it works as it is supposed but I just like how it looks...
So have been trying a lot of these apps out not because I think that it is especially exciting to use as photographs but to combine and rephotograph etc and one thing that interests me is using these type of emulated photographs for making stop motion videos.
So yesterday sitting in one of those fabulous hospital beds that you can contort to any position started to take photographs with one of these apps of the blue hospital gown that they dressed me with and got a good interesting suggestion of sky.Which was good as I wanted to use sky and layer in pictures of painted / real skulls coming and going for a video but this also gave me the idea of playing with the interaction of fake / real sky. The problem have been with the stop motion apps of Android that first of all there is not many of them that are really good but the one I found that I like Clayframes do not have the possibility to import images. Making my point of using images manipulated by other apps not possible directly in Android.
So yesterday night was looking again at all the animation apps and found a very interesting one that got installed and seems to actually be quite good it is called PicPac. It has the possibility to import images and choose many of them for import not only one by one which could rattle anybody's patience if you are going to do a stop motion clip of more than 20 seconds.
Another thing that it had that I must say is great is that you can make a video of you moving things around slowly then let the app extract images at a time that you can specify and just use the photographs without hands visible. This way to do stop motion is so much faster than taking each image triggered by sound or movement or any other way that it will be exciting to play with the possibilities this offers.
There is other interesting workflow options to that makes the application worth checking out the only thing that would make this superior to Clayframes (if you do not mind the difference in workflow) is that there is no overlay of the image taken before as you take a new image which is a standard feature in most stop motion apps.
Both have free versions to try.
Ahh there is many more things to write about and had a lot of experiences relating to music at this hospital but I guess that will be for another day...
mjiauuu mjiauuuu until tomorrow...