I was invited by the Silpakorn University Music Faculty for my live visuals skills for the Echoes Festival at Bangkok Art and Culture Center. On the 5th of April, I was vijaying outdoor of BACC, improvising visuals with VJ Hype, one of my students. On the 6th of April, I perform indoor of BACC with some prepared visual elements (I knew exactly what was going to be played and the organizer gave me some visual suggestions to match the work of the student. I was a bit frustrated by the fact that they requested a lot of footage from Bangkok and especially timelapse. Because of limited time and the fact that I didn’t want to rip other’s people work, (knowing that one of the best timelapse of Bangkok available on vimeo was shot by a friend of mine…), I had to figure out a way of creating timelapse… from home….
While showing google street view to my girlfriend, a new function in Thailand, I wondered… what would happened if… I animated the damn thing? I looked at the challenge… a considerable amount of screen capture, a limited time (2 days), let see what I can do. I first try to locate some interesting spot in Bangkok: Bridges, highway, slum, etc… Then start to screen capture what I was doing, 30 minutes of capture, frame by frame for a 5 sec animation at 12 fps… my fingers starts to hurt after that. I guess using scripts could have facilitated the process, but well, I still find the result quite worth the work.
Here is the video file I played during the performance: