Below is my very first NFT Artwork that I re-imagined from my original Crane Cloud Perspective artwork (see below NFT Art video) that I created in 2018 using photos that I took while visiting Chinatown in Los Angeles, CA with my family.
For my first NFT Art that I began on March 9, 2021, I knew I wanted to bring the picture to life thru animation. The best program for me I felt to do the job was Adobe After Effects which I had available thru my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. The only problem was, I didn't know how to use it. So with lots of determination, I taught myself After Effects with what I was trying to achieve with a bit of guidance from YouTube tutorials and from my best friend / roommate Josh Hewitt (he uses After Effects for his music videos for his band Amarante).
All the images, audio and video you see displayed in the NFT Art I captured with my DSLR and audio digital recorder.
For the audio, I stood outside for two hours during a rain storm and recorded the sounds of rain and thunder hitting outside my front door.
For the water rippling effect in the video, I set my camera on a tripod and aimed it towards a puddle riddled with rain. I also attempted to record some planes flying overhead, but I couldn't get a decent sound. So the next day I moved on to plan B to capture the the sound of planes flying.
I ventured a few miles over to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, CA in hopes to record audio of the planes landing and taking off. Unfortunately, all planes were grounded as they were on a cross country tour. I didn't leave empty handed though. I was able to capture some wind noise which you can hear throughout the whole video.
In all, my very first NFT Artwork took me about 60 hrs total over 5 days complete on March 13, 2021. While it took a great amount of time, I truly enjoyed the process and seeing it all come together in the end which was truly rewarding.
So I present you with my very first NFT artwork I call, CRANE CLOUD!
Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy it.
Behind the Scenes Pics into creating my Crane Cloud NFT. (PS, Be sure to follow me on IG at Instagram/faneebo for real time behind the scenes moments sent to my stories.
Original Crane Cloud art from 2018.
Photos below were taken in Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA and used to composite the Crane Cloud image above.