Sometimes a concept will lodge in my head … like a splinter. The concept can be anything – dots, patterns, image flow, color. Anything. In the case of “Retro Slideshow” it was a little bit of everything. Maybe I was listening to too much Madonna, Blondie and Cyndi Lauper. Or maybe I was watching too many episodes of “Rupaul’s Drag Race”. Whatever the culprit, I had to get the splinter out.
I wanted to create a slideshow that wasn’t afraid to use bold, bright colors. I also wanted to use disjointed lines. I saw them animating in from the left and right in an alternating pattern, like a crazy zipper.
There was also the dot matrix font (it had to be dot matrix) that would read “happy birthday” – I saw this changing color during playback, cycling through the colors in the user selected palette.
The end result is a fun, color-filled slideshow that accommodates any video/photo orientation and size.
Available now in the Smilebox catalog.