BTW since you asked for opinions, I will share one. The time shifting feels a little too artificial to me. I think I understand why you played with the speed, to match the soundtrack (which you did very well) but I would have preferred real time. That said, it works great as is!
Thanks for the comment, and opinion. Glad you liked it.
Wow! This is an amazing piece of work, Dustin. I really like the way you have drawn together the various techniques and styles. It makes for fascinating - and very different - viewing. And terrific videography.
Just fantastic! Congratulations.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us
Thank you so much for watching it!
Wow, amazing work. I really liked the transitions where the artwork morphed into the live animal, or vice versa. I can't even imagine how you did that, but it is a very impressive technique. I generally like your work, but this may be the my favorite of all of the pieces that you've posted here.
Can you tell that I'm impressed?
Thank you! Glad you liked it.
Beautiful editing and transitions from live to the actual painting.
Absolutely stunning macro work! Your stability at this magnification is amazing - please share how you manage to get your subjects to cooperate while you set up!
The mantis is terrific but I'm going to go with the skeleton shrimp as my favorite in this clip.
Thanks once again for posting such inspiration.
That is a good question. Sometimes, they don't cooperate. Other times they do. Patience is key. In fact, I had 1 dive at a muck spot, that was a 2 hour dive, and everything was cooperating! And they were traditionally difficult subjects. I am going to do a film that just has footage from that dive. It was pretty cool.
Wow, just beautiful Dustin.
Awsome work! Congratulations. I liked a lot the lighting.
I supose you are using some kind of tripod, don't you?
Yes, I use a tripod. A necessity for dslr macro footage.