I’ll describe how I created an album cowl and video utilizing the identical setup! Even higher, I created these for my very own album!
A few of you could not know that I play music and have had quite a few recording contracts all through the years. I’ve been doing it far, far longer than night time pictures.
I file music as Eleven Shadows. However I took a reeeeally lengthy break as a result of I performed in a rock band and proceed to play in The Mercury Seven.
However humorous issues occur. Caught at residence after eye surgical procedure, I started creating some new music. I used to be creating it simply to create it. After some time, it occurred to me that this could possibly be new Eleven Shadows music!
Each album wants some art work, proper?
In fact it does! Being a musician who can also be a photographer has its benefits. I made a decision I needed some mysterious macro pictures. I grabbed my Pentax Ok-1 and an previous Pentax M Macro 50mm F/4 Prime MF lens. I set it so it hovered over a Pyrex dish stuffed with water and a few drops of olive oil. I selected a darkish room. However then I illuminated the glass dish from under with some coloured lights.
You may see how this setup appears to be like in my macro pictures article, the place I describe this in nice element.
I made a decision that I needed the colours extra muted. Additionally, I needed it to really feel extra layered and aquatic. So I used an previous picture I took of a wierd steel undersea creature I noticed in a retailer a few years in the past.
I additionally created some blurring on the edges with Nik Assortment Perspective Efex for good measure. This plug-in has an excellent tilt/shift function that blurs superbly. Oh, and sure, it corrects perspective very properly!
Each tune wants a video, proper?
In fact it does. And being a musician who can also be a photographer has benefits right here as properly.
Whereas I took that colourful macro above, I additionally used Pentax’s video function. I merely gently stirred the bubbles with a spoon. Then I recorded the motion.
You may see a few of it within the video above. I then included this video into the ultimate video together with all the opposite patterns, glowing lights, and basic weirdness.
The brand new instrumental tune “Marismas Oscuras” suits in properly with the assorted depths and layers.
The place do I get the brand new Eleven Shadows album?
You may stream or obtain the brand new album “The Seahorse within the Middle of Your Thoughts” on Bandcamp! Make sure you take a look at the Eleven Shadows YouTube playlist, too.