Stock Footage + Loops


INTRO:


sidebartitletower_mNew collections featuring stock footage and loops derived from my visual podcast montages and other projects are posted roughly twice a month. These clips are packaged in themed collections are are available as royalty-free purchases from Big Head Amusements’ VHX page.

In most cases, the footage is 1920x1080p, but there are some 1280x720p clips because the images were created using vintage analogue video gear – often through a combination of SD tube or CCD cameras, old video processors, colorizes, and mixers.

The VHX collections are sold as MP4 H264 files, but they can also be purchased from me directly as AVI or ProRes422 files, which feature less compression. (I’ll make the option to buy uncompressed files available in early January, 2017. The basic premise is if you buy any collections from VHX, and like the files but want larger versions, I’ll deduct part of VHX price from the AVI or ProRes 422 versions, making the latter purchases like an upgrade. Some clips may also be available from commercial stock sites in early 2017.)

Being my first offering of stock footage & loops, there’s still some aspects to work out, but in addition to new offerings, I also plan to go back to some older projects and post footage, as there’s a fair amount of interesting tests that stand alone as unique visuals.

Frame grabs from current and upcoming collections will be posted via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and BHA’s main site will also feature some stills of the vintage gear used in new projects.

 


LATEST ADDITIONS:


Collection #3: NIMA 2016 – Girl

Stock footage adapted from my July 2016 podcast interview with film composer Nima Fakhrara (The Girl in the Photographs, Revolution 1979: Black Friday) for KQEK.com (http://kqek.com/mobile/?p=13921).

The third of 3 sets in the NIMA 2016 collection – Girl – is divided into two parts. Part 1 features a mosaic of blue forms that divide, bend, overlay, and change in density, sometimes resembling a body, a face, or proboscis; Part 2 also shifts patterns that resemble a kind of alien maw. Both parts loop (Part 1 flips into reverse at the midpoint), and their design evokes part silent movie, part surreal X-ray of amorphous, shape-shifting forms.

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Read original post with frame grabs and desktop downloads or visit VHX purchase page with full samples.


Collection #2: NIMA 2016 – Lake

Stock footage adapted from my July 2016 podcast interview with film composer Nima Fakhrara (The Girl in the Photographs, Revolution 1979: Black Friday) for KQEK.com (http://kqek.com/mobile/?p=13921).

The second of 3 sets in the NIMA 2016 collection – Lake – is comprised of a trio of elements. The first features blue lines that emerge from the frame edge and bend to form loose circles that remain sustained; the second involves a flickering blue-green bob that rises from the frame bottom and ends as it approaches the upper frame with flickering glare refracted at the frame edges; the third features a macro version of the blue-green blob that smothers the screen and shifts to a negative image while the amorphous circle seems to lick the frame edges.

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Read original post with frame grabs and desktop downloads or visit VHX purchase page with full samples.


Collection #1: NIMA 2016 – Sorrow

Stock footage adapted from my July 2016 podcast interview with film composer Nima Fakhrara (The Girl in the Photographs, Revolution 1979: Black Friday) for KQEK.com (http://kqek.com/mobile/?p=13921).

The first of 3 sets in the NIMA 2016 collection – Sorrow – is comprised of several distinct elements. The primary files feature narrow and wide lines that pulse either from the edges or from the centre in beats of 2 or 4 per loop. I’ve coloured them in straight red, green, and blue over a black background. The secondary file consists of a series of red horizontal lines that flicker and strobe, but pulse twice in coarse clusters.

View full-length trailer on Vimeo:

 

Read original post with frame grabs and desktop downloads or visit VHX purchase page with full samples.