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Posted: July 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Anita Bacic, residency@amberPlatform | No Comments »

I’ve been investigating stop-motion techniques and I came across a hack for Canon cameras. I have not done this yet, but the possibilities are endless and would like to share this info:

I have been looking at different techniques and output possibilities for animations. I created some animations that were output as animated gifs. I really like the texture – as if a walking tapestry [click on image below].


Also I’ve been taking thousands of images of Istanbul. These images are mainly of what I see and explore. I started with my walk to Findikli. Then I decided to brave the 10 of 1000s if not over 100s of 1000s of people that are walking on Istiklal Caddesi.

Istiklal is a busy street! People, including myself, are overwhelmed with the sheer traffic of people walking down this pedestrian street. Walls of people are the daily norm. I have only seen it quiet once – one morning last year during the first day of the Bayram at the end of last year. It was an almost eerie feeling after getting used to the presence of life always being there.

I began at Tünel and braved the massive crowds. I walked super super slowly down Istiklal holding my Canon camera at belly-button level in the spitting rain. Over an hour later with hunched shoulders and a sore back I gave up, bought an umbrella and decided to start at the Taksim end another day. It was like an endurance performance…

After contemplating how to combine the Istiklal stop-motion with the walk, a decision was made to focus solely on one. My friend Antoanetta with fresh eyes saw the strength of one over the other. After much discussion, the above walking animation would be put on hold and more endurance performances were ahead of me.

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