Pulsating optical disc internet sketchbook!

I have to pick one of these [to burn to DVD, as described in the previous post], and soon:
Number 1 (previously posted)

Number 2 (more oval 1)

Number 3 (more oval 2)

Number 4 (crunchy enlargement of gif posted over a year ago)

Number 5 (similar to Number 1 but more regular)

Number 5A (even more regular--smaller center hole--think this one's the keeper)
Then I have to redo this one so it's less crunchy:
Enlarged Black and White (Crunchy)
More will probably be posted as I continue to obsess and procrastinate.

- tom moody 10-21-2005 4:27 am

the irregularity of number 3 does weird things to my eyes. that gets my vote.
- rich (guest) 10-21-2005 11:49 am [add a comment]


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- ): (guest) 10-21-2005 1:35 pm [add a comment]


I like number 1! it's the hardest to follow.
- sally mckay 10-21-2005 8:39 pm [add a comment]


Thanks, I went with Number 5A, under the theory that what works on the Web (gimpy, asymmetrical, hard to follow) might just be irritating when the thing is blown up & running 8 hours a day in a gallery. I want the DVD to be more calm and meditative, like a moving Kenneth Noland painting (or a less arty Jeremy Blake). Serene, but still lo-tech and stupid. The trick is going to be keeping the DVD sharp and not letting it fuzz out the pixels.
- tom moody 10-21-2005 8:45 pm [add a comment]


I like the b&w one the best.
- mark 10-21-2005 9:21 pm [add a comment]


It was better before I enlarged it.
- tom moody 10-21-2005 9:34 pm [add a comment]


no way! I like the bigger better.
- sally mckay 10-21-2005 9:54 pm [add a comment]


Thanks. As with the other piece, I think it's OK on the net, but if I saw it in a gallery like it is now, I'd say, "did he not know how to make a smooth enlargement?" It would need some other element--like something else sharp collaged in, say--to fill in that back story.
- tom moody 10-21-2005 10:15 pm [add a comment]


i think the crunchy one is the most interesting. it would be nice to see projected onto a wall in a dark room. of course you would have to warn people in case there were any epileptics around. cheers.
- markdixon.ca (guest) 10-22-2005 12:29 am [add a comment]


The one I picked, 5A, will be projected against the wall in a darkened room. When I get a G-5 and Final Cut Pro (probably never) I can burn these till the cows come home but right now I want to go with most impact for the least overindulgence of kind friendship (ie the guy who's helping me convert these frame by frame). Plus, I'd like to see something serene and ultimately minimal blown up large as opposed to technically intricate and/or grunged out. That's just my taste at the moment.

- tom moody 11-08-2005 10:44 am [add a comment]