Imagimotion # 1


An essay of imagined interactions – fluids, flowers, minerals, crystals, gems and space.
Let your eyes be the windows and your imagination play.

In this piece I’ve used dried flowers and minerals to establish a link between organic and inorganic states. Also, through the use of colored fluids built a nexus to the imagery by connecting space and earthly elements. This is one of a series I’m beginning to develop in this genre.

Enjoy the views,
Leo

What’s a Diddie ?


This one I made more than a year ago and wasn’t sure to let it see the light. Made it with old photographs and film dating from 1940 – 50’s.
Did it for fun and the exploration of old media.

Here are the lyrics to the song that inspired this work:
There’s a great big mystery, and it sure is worrying me
This Diddie Wa Diddie
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
I wish somebody would tell me what Diddie Wa Diddie means
The little girl about four feet four, come on papa and give me some more,
of your Diddie Wa Diddie, your Diddie Wa Diddie
I wish somebody would tell me what Diddie Wa Diddie means
I went around and walked around, somebody yelled, said, “Look who’s in town”
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
I wish somebody would tell me what Diddie Wa Diddie means
Went to church, put my hand on the seat, lady sat on it said, “Daddy, you sure is sweet”
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
I wish somebody would tell me what Diddie Wa Diddie means
I said, “Sister, I’ll soon be gone, just gimme that thing you sitting on”
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
I wish somebody would tell me what Diddie Wa Diddie means
Then I got put out of church, ’cause I talk about Diddie Wa Diddie too much
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
Mister Diddie Wa Diddie
I wish somebody would tell me what Diddie Wa Diddie means.
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Enjoy the show,
Leo

Beginnings Redux


How to explain evolution in less than 4 minutes? Here’s my humble attempt.

In this production I used: Multiple Screens, Blue and Green Screens, Animations, Multiple Layers and several other special effects to achieve the unique look and feel.

Your comments are appreciated, enjoy the viewing,

Leo

Autumn Sights


Filmed in Ohio and Massachusetts over the month of October. Digital paintings and time lapses used to create a multimedia effect and enhance the character of the outstanding colors of this season.

Hope you enjoy the imagery,

Leo

Siempre Uruguay – Forever Uruguay


A compilation of scenes from one of the smallest and beautiful countries in South America.
Aerial shots are the property of the Ministerio de Turismo y Deporte del Uruguay – special thanks.
The still shots of bronco riding are the property of Eduardo Amorin – Many thanks.

Enjoy the show,
Leo

They Yellow Trotter’s Flight


Przewalski’s horse (pronounced / sh’e-val-skee.) Known as Equus ferus przewalskii or Dzungarian horse, is a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse native to the steppes of central Asia, specifically Mongolia. At one time extinct in the wild, it has been reintroduced to its native habitat in Mongolia at the Khustain Nuruu National Park, Takhin Tal Nature Reserve, and Khomiin Tal.

Most “wild” horses today, such as the American Mustang or the Australian Brumby, are actually feral horses descended from domesticated animals that escaped and adapted to life in the wild. In contrast, Przewalski’s horse has never been domesticated and remains a truly wild animal today.  The Przewalski’s horse is considered the only remaining truly wild horse in the world.

This piece revolves around the return of the wild horse from near extinction to a new world after many years of being away from its natural habitat. The present appears as a dream as it struggles to replace what it knew about this world. And the yellow little horse wants to fly again through the high steppes of Asia, despite the modern world.
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The background music is very particular and native to this area which includes “throat singing” by Huun Huur Tu. Throat singing is a form of vocalization in which the singer manipulates multiple notes at once — the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs through the vocal folds and out of the lips to produce a melody.

Painting a Garden


After much work over months of planting, nursing, weeding and pruning the final stage is filmed. Wishing to preserve the beauty of the surrounding flowers, I filmed and painted them (plus a couple of digital experiments towards the end of the video.)
Showing the following plants: spirea shirobana, smoke tree, fringetree, petunia, Stella de Oro Daylily, Astilbe simplicifolia, colored Coneflowers, various types of roses and others.

Enjoy the show,
Leo