I have a good friend who is an awesome artist. She has given me all sorts of great paintings in the past few years. I wanted to give her a piece of art that would really stand out as different.
I wanted to experiment with lenticular sheets because I have always been amazed by them ever since I dug the first one out of a cereal box as a kid. These are the sheets that make an image change whet you alter the angle you are viewing it at. To learn more about lenticular lenses - wikipidia
We both have the movie "fight club" as one of our top 5 all time movies so I decided to use this as a theme.
Please note that the animated gif below is a composite image because my camera takes horrible images of the picture with the lenses in front of it.
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Step 1: Getting images
For the backgrounds I wanted for my picture I found two panning shots from the movie. I took several screen captures and stitched them all together to create an extremely wide screen image. One of the narrators apartment with his IKEA like catalog descriptions floating in the air. The other was the debris outside his apartment after his stove blew up. Note the ying yang table in both images. I was having some trouble finding a second good shot of Tyler Durden (aka Brad Pitt). All the screen captures that were good were to dark. Luckily I found a promotional photo that was just about perfect.