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That Number 2 In 3D for Prisoner106

"Number 2 in 3D" Anaglyph-a-GIF by @aforgrave

“Number 2 in 3D” Anaglyph-a-GIF by @aforgrave

I was quite taken aback with the introductory video for the #Prisoner106 Week One: Assimilation Week. That getup of that Number 2 (@ds106Number2, on Twitter) was wearing and the odd behaviour Number 2 was displaying jumped right out of the screen and and gave me an immediate dose of that old #ds106 affliction of mine, GIF-eye-tis. Throw in a long absence from making 3D Anaglyphs (something I really got into last summer) and it was time to dust off the old 3D glasses and see if I could remember how I made things happen last year.

As it turns out, I started a series of Tutorials last summer for making Anaglyphs and Anaglyph-a-GIFs (I’m having to refer back to my terms from last summer — the badges are down a ways now in my sidebar)  but it seems I only got as far as the 2nd tutorial of 5. Something called end-of-summer (or August, judging by the date of the last Tutorial) must have gotten in the way. Fortunately, a short bit of experimentation had me back in the saddle and crafting a 3D Anaglyph-a-GIF in no time. The result is up above!

I’ve checked back and see that I was about to embark next on Part 3, which is the real key, the colour separation step.

  • Next: Step 3: Colour Filtering (link to follow)
  • Then: Step 4: Positioning the Layers to Simulate Depth (link to follow)
  • Then: Step 5: Extending the Technique to make an Anaglyph-a-GIF (link to follow)

Since Tutorial posts link separately into the Assignment Bank, I will leave off here and pick up with Part 3  in a subsequent post. I’ve already got some static frames captured from Number 2 to explain the process. Onward with the Learning!

I think this one qualifies for multiple assignments, which is good, as I understand from Number 2 that the electricity to my bungalow in The Village gets shut off if I don’t earn enough Credit Units throughout the week.

I’m tagging it for the following:

Arrival: In a Pixel Perfect Village

Drive

“Drive” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Come In ..."

“Come In …” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Spotlight" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Spotlight” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Sit Down ..." animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Sit Down …” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Rover on the Lawn" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Rover on the Lawn” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"A Still Tongue ...." animated GIF by @aforgrave

“A Still Tongue ….” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Just a Few Questions ..." animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Just a Few Questions …” animated GIF by @aforgrave

tdc1266: DrGarcia at Festival No. 6

"DrGarcia: Be Seeing You" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“DrGarcia: Be Seeing You” animated GIF by @aforgrave

The Daily Create, tdc1266, asks us to help @DrGarcia celebrate her birthday and visualize her future. If you’ve seen GNA’s original photo with her Goonies coin, and if you understand the “Be Seeing You” reference from The Prisoner, you can see where I’m going with this one. And The Festival No 6: A Bespoke Banquet of Music, Arts and Culture event held each year in Portmeirion, UK, might be of interest to GNA.

I’ve also posted a static version of this to Flickr, minus the be-seeing-you fingers.

“DrGarcia Be Seeing You (Static),” by Andrew Forgrave, on Flickr

Attributions:
GNA’s original photo
this image from danceyrselfclean.com

Prisoners in the Summer of 2015 #prisoner106

“#ThePrisoner, 1968 series (disk 6!!)” by @aforgrave, on Flickr

With the wrapping up of the recent #noir106 incarnation of #ds106 Digital Storytelling at University of Mary Washington, attention turns this summer to an open online version of the course, #prisoner106.

While participatiion in #ds106 open online sessions is always at the whim of external time pressures, the summer months always provide for a bit more opportunity to dig in and play. In the past, I’ve enjoyed playing along with Magic Camp McGuffin in 2012, The Twilight Zone based #ds106zone in 2013, and I’m looking forward to devoting some time over the next couple of months to further hone some skills while re-aquainting myself with a few different takes on The Prisoner (the classic 17-episode 1968 British series starring Patrick McGoohan as 6, and the more recent 6-episode 2009 AMC remake starring Jim Caviezel as 6 and Ian McKellen as 2).

“#ThePrisoner, 2009 AMC remake” by @aforgrave, on Flickr

To accompany an exploration of The Villages (from 1968 and from 2009), there is also a nice potential complement in the form of Wayward Pines, a new suspense thriller from M. Night Shyamalan on Fox. I’ve just posted about it to provide an accompanying introduction, “Another Prisoner, Welcome to Wayward Pines.” With GIFs!!

"Wayward Pines: Rule 1" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 1″ animated GIF by @aforgrave

I’ll be GIFfing you!

Another Prisoner, Welcome to Wayward Pines

"Wayward Pines: Rule 1" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 1″ animated GIF by @aforgrave

My interest in revisiting The Prisoner and #prisoner106 this summer has also been somewhat piqued by the coincidental arrival of a new television series, Wayward Pines (Wikipedia entry, Official website) on Fox. The first episode has a Secret Service agent awakening in a remote town with limited memory of how he arrived there and where everyone seems to be both artificially happy and simultaneously suspicious and untrusting.  Sound familiar?

Early on in the show, Agent Burke (played by Matt Dillon) learns that the cricket noises in the town are recordings played through tiny speakers in the flower beds and that there are listening devices and cameras hidden everywhere. And of course he can’t communicate with anyone outside the town, like his wife, his son, or his office back with the Secret Service. He is expected to leave his former life behind, avoid making waves, and learn to fit in. As if any kind of agent-type guy is going to do that. 

Throw in a spooky Nurse and a mean Sheriff, along with couple of missing Secret Service agents (one his former partner — mysteriously murdered, the other his former lover — who thinks she has already been in the town for 12 years), and the first episode is off to a wonderful start.

Wayward Pines is executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan (who also directed the first episode), and the show has a very mysterious (dare I say creepy?) feel to it.

Adding to the vibe of the show is a series of GIF-like animations hosted on the web which introduce the “Seven Rules” that all members of Wayward Pines are expected to follow. They are online in some kind of Flashy format, but I’ve GIFfed them here because, well, you know, GIFs! Also, as GIFs you can see them on a mobile device.  Yeah, that’s why. (LOL. After the fact I checked on my iPad, and they display just fine there. Oh well, I still got to make GIFs!)

In the GIF above, Agent Burke is looking up at a microphone/camera that is hidden in the fan. I don’t think he’s enjoying his life in Wayward Pines so far.

"Wayward Pines: Rule 2" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 2 (featuring spooky Nurse Pam)” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Wayward Pines: Rule 3" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 3 (Terrance Howard as the mean Sheriff)” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Wayward Pines: Rule 4" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 4″ animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Wayward Pines: Rule 5" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 5 (Juliette Lewis as Beverly the Waitress)” animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Wayward Pines: Rule 6" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 6″ animated GIF by @aforgrave

"Wayward Pines: Rule 7" animated GIF by @aforgrave

“Wayward Pines: Rule 7″ animated GIF by @aforgrave

It’s too early to see which direction the series is going to take (things are wide open at the start with lots of unanswered questions), but it certainly has some real parallels to The Prisoner. Something’s going on, and our protagonist is just the person to sort it all out.

Fox also has a parallel series of web-based weekly mini-episodes that provide a bit more of the back-story for various peripheral characters at fox.com/wayward-pines/gone.

And there are also already GIFs a popping on a fan-built tumblr, waywardpinesidaho.tumblr.com.

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