E4.3: Visions in Blue: Compression

TASK: Make a short animated video that uses the idea of compression as its basis/idea.
This is an opportunity to experiment with lossy compression, or zooming into an image, making copies until they deteriorate, or inventing your own way of processing an existing animation. Be sure to reference your sources if using a found animation rather than one of your own.

For further research, search for and read Cory Arcangel’s essay On Compression .


I have always been rather worried by the ethical dimensions of Street Photography and more voyeuristic forms of documentary video without consent. This project looks at whether and how I can capture the essence of life in a place through degrading footage and/or parts of footage so that the actual people are not recognisable. Going beyond the usual blurred/mosaic track mattes.

Also look at effects of rotoscoping Creation Effects???