Saturday, March 10, 2007

Now You See It...



When I went to Norwich last May, I wanted very much to visit this church--St. Andrews. It was the parish in which John Robinson, the "pilgrim's" preacher in the Netherlands, got his start before being ejected from his post for being too "reformist" and making the journey to the continent with his followers.
I was disappointed when I arrived because the church was closed due to some emergency, announced by the florescent paper on the black door in the top photograph. No, I didn't run up, stealthily remove the offensive sheet, and then retake the better, unobstructive shot.
I've been working on film clips that will be going on a new website, and in a step by step process, my manager, Ben, and I learned how to manipulate film and photos with a very in depth program. We've been able to change around words so that statements are clearer, edit smooth transitions between cut film clips, and even use some creative brain power to cover up some more stubborn bits and pieces. Likewise, I started to learn how to use my own photo editing software on my photographs. That stupid paper on the door always drove me crazy whenever I saw the above photo after I took it. Today, I figured out how to take it out.
After Ben and I finished the editing, he said he would never believe what he saw or heard on an edited piece of film again. I don't think he is too far off the mark.

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Clever editing; well done.

anonymous jones said...

Yep, these days you have to see it with your own eyes to believe it.
P.s. I blog-rolled you, hope that's OK!

dive said...

Yikes! My home town!
I used to work about fifty yards to the left of that photo.

Matt said...

It looks almost as if Mr. Luther had stopped by and nailed his complaints to the door--in neon.

booda baby said...

Nice job! I thought it was sweet, how you super duper smart people were so slow to figure out how the world is being manipulated. :)

Zero said...

Things are not what they seem...