A while back I wrote that I’d been working on a video piece for a theatrical arts festival called Lydia Fair, sponsored by the Greater Boston Vineyard of Cambridge. Now you can see my video on YouTube!
It is what I would call a video narration, or maybe an audio visualization—or maybe one of you can suggest a more elegant name—of the prologue to Sunborn. I recorded the narration and blocked out the basic image storyboard. Then a talented fellow named Adam Guzewicz worked video and sound wizardry on it, animating parts of it from still images (which I gleaned from various NASA websites), and adapting other animation (ditto on the source). I’m lucky, I guess—that I wrote a prologue that actually could be set to astronomical images.
If you’d like to view it in a wide-screen version, go directly to the YouTube page or to my website. (Wide images on this page seem to cause problems for some viewers, so I try to keep them small.)
For best effect, set the viewer to full-screen and high-quality mode, and turn up the sound a bit. Enjoy!
What a beautiful and mysterious introduction to Sunborn, a great way to set the stage for a complicated, wonderful story.
Jeffrey A. Carver
Thanks, Fran! It was an interesting challenge, and I like the way it came out.
That was cool! Beautiful imagery.