Federico Condado’s Videos

December 18, 2010

One of the participants in the Mesa de Luz I blogged about in the last post is Federico Condado. In addition to his photography, Condado makes these really interesting videos where he slices pixels from a sequence of frames to generate these odd but fascinating videos of street scenes in Buenos Aires.

I asked Federico to comment on how he makes these videos and he had the following to say [the translation is mine]:

I set up a tripod and shoot a 2 or 3 minute video. This is the original video. Then, with a program that I made [I’m a programmer by profession], I create the final video. Each frame in the final video contains different parts of the original video. So, for example, what’s happening at the bottom of the screen happened after what’s shown above… The deformations depend on the speed of the object. Generally what isn’t moving looks normal.

Seriously, there’s are really cool. Go check out his webpage which has several of these videos, bring up comfortable chair and spend a few minutes tripping out to their beautiful weirdness.

3 Responses to “Federico Condado’s Videos”

  1. Tomas Says:

    Estoy pensando y todavía no me puedo decidir .. si me parece bastante aburrido o estan buenos los videos. Lo comparo con el chiste (creo que de Fontanarrosa) que un tipo estaba descansando en el playa sin hacer nada y no sabia si la estaba pasando super bien o para el orto.

  2. thomashobbs Says:

    Tomas, it sort of reminds me of the quote from Spinal Tap about there being a fine line between clever and stupid. I think in Federico’s case he’s well on the line of clever but it’s always a danger in work that is based on a very simple idea. I worry about this myself, especially with regards to my Ochava project. It’s kind of stupid after all.

  3. Tomas Says:

    Perdón, fui un poco fuerte con mis palabras. Esto de internet a veces te hace decir cosas sin meditar tanto. Me retracto de mis palabras. Pero no entendía bien el sentido del recurso. Ochaba lo veo como documentación de la ciudad, un juego entre lo geométrico y la vivienda. Me costaba encontrarle un sentido a lo de Federico.

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