Some dude goes on an adventure.
I was really feeling experimental with this, yet it felt totally natural. Basically, the method was:
- Go to Powell’s and take pictures of goofy sci-fi/fantasy novel covers.
- Tell a story based on the content of the pictures, knowing nothing about the actual novels. Tell the story based on the order the pictures were taken.
- Plug into CodeWelt, a text-to-speech synthesizer with an obviously artificial, but not robotic cadence.
- Stitch together and enjoy.
In the end, this may be my first major form-driven work, where the content is totally based on and cannot exist without not only the covers themselves, but the specific order in which they are presented.
A note on the maturity rating for this video: it’s literally just text over still book covers, but the story itself is definitely not for younger ears. It’s not really offensive or gory or pornographic, but it’s still got a decidedly adult tone and presentation.