Summary – Most of my time is being spent preparing a presentation on abstract art & photography. It seemed a good opportunity to kill two birds with one stone – working on my multi-media presentation and writing blog posts. This is the first of a series on slide shows (& beyond) – a history lesson.
How do you show your images?
Prints? Web? Slide show?
Like many, I use all three
Also, like many, my slide shows aren’t too different from
The way they’d look with a Kodak carousel projector
Just digital files instead of 35mm slides
For my upcoming Abstract Art & Photography presentation
I decided to up my game
It won’t be your father’s
Oldsmobile slideshow (I hope)
Unless your father is Ken Burns maybe 😉
As I envision the presentation, an early part will be
A timeline display of the evolution of abstract imagery
Now I could do this a la Powerpoint
Bullets & Text & me talking – boooooorrrring
But – I can do better
The video that follows is my 1st (many to follow) attempt
I’m using the history of projectors as a test subject
I can save the final result as a template and
Simply plug in abstract history images & text later
Evolution of image projection –
1. Magic Lantern Projectors: 17th century; used for 3 centuries
…..Functioned similarly to 20th century slide projectors
……….Fire illuminated images painted on glass slides and projected them onto a flat surfaces
2. Electric Slide Projectors: early 20th century
…..The Kodaslide projector , 1937, displayed color Kodachrome film slides
……….Placed manually into the projector one at a time
3. Carousel Slide Projectors: 1950’s
…..Discontinued in 2004
……….Due to the popularity of digital photography
4. Digital Projectors: an ongoing story
As I said, version 1, a work in progress
For comparison, here’s how this might have
Looked & Sounded 20 years ago with 35mm slides and
A carousel projector
Everything except the dust spots on the slides and
The flickering bulb, but
Those could be added easily, as well
To complement the fan and slide changer audio
Enter the International Abstract Photography Exhibit
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