Berenice Abbott-Inspired Multi-Exposure Effects in TouchDesigner

Berenice Abbott was an innovative photographer and inventor known for her intimate portraits of the Parisian art scene in the 1920s, breathtaking documentary photography of New York City during the depression, and equally beautiful and illustrative scientific images created from the 1940s onward. As her interests shifted towards scientific photography, she began to develop her own techniques and tools for capturing these subjects, resulting in images that are still in circulation today. In this video, Jack DiLaura walks you through creating a beginner-friendly multi-exposure effect inspired by Berenice Abbott’s scientific photographs. Using the film camera as a model, the effect allows for the capturing of multiple “frames”, which then are composited together into a single image. You’ll learn about using feedback to create static images, using the timer CHOP to generate timed trigger signals, and more.