The Crown Fountain is an interactive piece of public art installed in 2004 over a granite reflecting pool in Chicago's Millennium Park. The two 50 foot fountains feature video footage of many faces that appear to interact with the visitors who splash in their waters. Learn more here.
I made a digital template of one of the fountains based on the photo shown that students can use in a number of ways to interact digitally with this interactive fountain. The template was made in Sketchbook Express (free app) largely using the line and shape tools. I then exported the image to my laptop where I can easily erase the space in the fountain using PREVIEW and save it as a png.
Download my template here.
I created a Custom Photo Booth Effect by using the PNG image in the Quartz Composer clown template. This allowed me to make a video inside the Crown Fountain much like the way you see the fountain in life. I made this video into an animated GIF with 5seconds app.
Download my custom photobooth FX
Click to view the directions for installing
I finally found the perfect use for the Color Lake App which creates a still or animated reflecting pool in a portion of a photo. The free version only takes a still image of the reflecting pool.
I haven't figured out a way to layer video and photo on the iPad yet. I'm hoping the new version of DOINK will give me more creative options. Heard it will be great!
Wouldn't it be fun to animate the water the spurts from the mouth?