Rainforest Digital Memories

In Gamboa, I felt really astonished by the gorgeous nature that surrounded us.

My idea was to reveal what we don’t see to viewable data. Using the small movements of leaves and other nature elements moved by the wind to reveal itself.

The process I followed:

  • Record video footage of palms leaves moving, flowers, water…anything moved along the wind.
  • Select small loops and export them to a smaller resolution (1280×720) and best performance codec using ffmpeg :

/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i  originalvideopath.mov -s 1280×720 -b 1000k -ab 128k convertedvideopath.mp4