Ta Phrom: Gods and Angels in Ruins: Digital Clip Factory

As we saw yesterday I had used the Digital Clip Factory to scan from one end of a photograph to another in order to make viewing of the long murals as Bayon presentable. I also have another video made this time of the East Wall, but I am waiting for copyright release on the music that accompanies it.

Doing long scans in this way is really an imaginative extension of what the software was meant for. A more usual way of employing it is to animate still photographs to make them more interesting. This is called the Ken Burns effect as that filmmaker has used it to great effect in many of his documentaries, such as Civil War, Jazz and his recent The National Parks.

I had earlier used the same software to animate some of the photographs I had taken at the atmospheric Ta Phrom temple in Angkor Thom in March. By the simple addition of scanning in and out or panning across the photographs it is possible to produce a very engaging presentation of the material.

The music accompanying the video is from the Padma Soundsystem a Tibetan-orientated group of musicians based in Tuscon, Arizona (USA). Kind permission to use the music was given by Lewis Humphreys the main organiser for the group.

They had one of the best music sites on the web with regular podcasts, but for some unknown reason the address now redirects to a new site with hardly any material on it as yet, and all the old material taken down.

Digital Clip Factory is a free download for MS Windows only.



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