PRINT ANIMATED GIFs on POLAROIDS – Testing the Polaroid Lab

PRINT ANIMATED GIFs on POLAROIDS – Testing the Polaroid Lab

I have been waiting so long to make this video and I’m super excited because we are going to be printing moving art on Polaroid film using this! You guys have seen me paint on damaged film using gouache. You see me paint on damaged film using posca pens, But today it is time to create art specifically for the Polaroid film. The way this works is that you take a photo or video using your smartphone, downloading to the Polaroid app, and then printing your photo or video with the Polaroid lab. Now I know that the concept of printing photos from your mobile device isn’t new but I love Polaroids. So when I saw this I had to get it. Especially when I saw that you could print a video. I mean, what is that all about? I am super excited to use it. This is going to be my first time so hopefully we don’t have any issues. So… Let’s get into it. Where’s sock Kasey? I need someone to take a photo with. There’s sock Kasey. So let’s get to taking a video really quick. Sock Kasey, how’s it going? Um, ow, excuse you! Okay, bye…? “Sock Kasey, how’s it going?
Um, ow, excuse you!” “Okay, bye” So we wanted to create something that sort of looped back to the original position of the photo just to have a more seamless look as if it’s a photo repeating itself. I could have done a boomerang but I wanted a little bit longer of a video and just more of a narrative. So now that we have our video let’s get to printing on our Polaroid lab. I am super excited! So to print our photo we have to open up the Polaroid app and from there we go to our Polaroid lab and they have some really cool options. You can choose to print just your basic single photo or you can do a spread of two, three, four, six, and nine, so that you can create a collage or print a large photo across multiple photos which would be so cool. But for now we are going to do the single option. We’re going to add media at the bottom corner. We’re going to create. We’re going to make it public and then choose our wonderful video of Sock Kasey biting my nose. Great. Alright, here we go. They have a nice little display showing you exactly how to use it. Alright, so here is our Polaroid lab. We’ll just take off the top take our phone without the case and put it on top. The lights blink letting you know that is detecting and once it is lit up, you are ready to go. So… let’s press the button. Ah! O kay so it needs about 15 minutes, whoops, to develop. So we’re going to put it upside down and we are just going to wait until it is done. [Music] Alright, so 15 minutes have passed Let’s take a look at our photo. Oh! Cute! And even looks kind of- I thought it would look a little bit more like it was definitely printed on a phone, but it really looks like that it’s kind of got a vintage-y sort of feel to it. So that’s really interesting. I’m a little worried about our our code the bottom seems to be skewed a little bit, so I’m a little worried that’s not actually going to work. But let’s see what happens. So on the app, we are going to go to the AR viewer and hold it over like so… Oh, no, I’m afraid that the the code for real didn’t actually, uhoh. Oh No! So unfortunately, it seems like the barcode of our photo was cut off a little bit, so let me try again and I will report back to you guys. Ok, another 15 minutes has passed, hopefully this photo it turned out better than the other one. Let’s see. And… yes, it did. Ok. Cool. So the barcode is definitely showing a lot better this time. So again, let’s go to the app go to a our viewer and See what happens., Oh, oh, Oh my gosh, there it is! I am now holding a photo just like Harry Potter where there is a video. Oh my gosh! This is so cool and really surreal. So I’m recording on my phone also so if I flip this around It just looks like I’m holding a photo that’s moving That is so cool! Oh, it looks like if the Sun gets too reflective on it it goes back but that is so neat. I am- wow. I am super excited! So you can see on one view you can see them actually is holding a photo but then on my phone you can see it’s moving. Is that not cool? This is making me so excited to make art or something creative using this Technology…? So now that I’ve done a little test and I know how this Polaroid lab works I am super excited to make art specifically for this and I’m really anxious. So let’s get into it. I’m excited. So I thought because we are doing a Polaroid photo with an illustration inside of it I thought it would be really cute if I drew something as if someone was taking a selfie with a Polaroid camera! It’s really interesting that I am printing a illustration in a actual Polaroid film. I think that is so cool. It’s one thing to hold an original art in your hand I think it’s just really interesting to see your art printed on something that isn’t expected and it’s just really fun. I think it’s just another way to do art. So as I was thinking of who or what I wanted to put in this photo I was thinking I have several characters.
I have hatch and Owlina and Dennis, but maybe I should come up with a new character and then I realized at the end of Inktober I drew my inktober story characters “Ant” an “Eyeder” in polaroid photos, and I thought it would be really cool- Well at first I was thinking should I duplicate one of these photos and Make it become real and then I thought it would be more fun if I just drew them taking a selfie. So that’s right ended up going with so… here… here I am drawing Ant and Eyeder taking a selfie together. Hopefully it’ll be super cute.
And then when it came to Eyeder and Ant I had to think about did I want to put them in the human world or did I want to put them in Eyeders world? So… a lot of options. Maybe Eyeder could be making a silly face. Heck maybe Ant should be making a silly face too. They could be making silly faces together. Cute!
So it looks like Eyeder and Ant are having fun. So I’m going to go ahead and ink and Watercolor this piece and I will get back to you guys when it is time to print. So this is the only piece that I didn’t do an animation for because having the ability to print a polaroid photo from your phone gives you the ability to print digital photos. So I thought by creating a watercolor Illustration, scanning it, putting it on my computer and then putting it on my phone would be a really interesting concept because I own quite a few Polaroid cameras. Some of them have the ability to focus 6 inches away, but I think because they are vintage cameras I have a lot of issues with the film just not turning out and with my basic 600 camera You have to be six feet away to focus So that’s not good to photograph your art with or to be honest being six feet away isn’t great for focusing on a lot of different subjects. So I do miss that aspect and being able to print from your phone really opens that. With the Polaroid lab I have the option of scanning something and putting it on my phone and then printing that, so I was really curious just to see what a Basic watercolor illustration would look like printed on Polaroid film. Is this something I’m going to want to do in the future? Maybe it will add an effect that I really like. I don’t know but it was something that I just wanted to test out once see what I felt like and then maybe continue it or on’t because I don’t like it. What I was really looking forward to with the Polaroid lab was I really wanted to see what we could accomplish or just what it would look like if I was able to animate something on top of a photo or even just do a digital animation. Until then here’s a watercolor illustration. [Music] All right, let’s see how our selfie with Ant and Eyeder turned out. Ooh! Okay, so it’s really interesting. It really gives me off that Instagram filter vibe. But I just kind of feel like maybe watercolor art… This isn’t really the best way to display an illustration, but it’s really cute! I think it really makes it feel like a selfie a lot more.
You can see it kind of looks like her arm is holding the camera and It’s really cute.
But I think I like the original art more than the polaroid. So here is our comparison of the two. It’s just more bright and vivid and I think overall I like the look of this one but it is interesting to hold this and it kind of gives off that selfie vibe. It was a fun experiment. So Before we jump into actually animating things, I wanted to experiment with art and video but not so much animation. Basically I wanted to see what it would be like if I was to put a Time-lapse of creating a illustration into one of these Polaroids. Because we already did a basic Illustration I wanted to just see what it would look like if I put some really fine details like close-ups of me painting and Watching the watercolor spread around and just having the video itself be sort of, I guess, artistic. Watercolor is really cool in the sense that as it spreads you get mesmerized and it’s just kind of beautiful in its own way. So I wanted to play around with close-ups and video and just seeing what that format did for it and that is what I ended up playing with with this one. So for this piece, I just did a very basic galaxy watercolor painting because when you paint galaxies the way the watercolor moves in the water is just really pretty, so I thought that would be the most fun. Also to be honest It’s just a very colourful subject as well. So I thought printing that on a Polaroid would be nice. [Music] Our galaxy watercolor painting and here that is for comparison and Here is our Polaroid.
So obviously it’s not as bright and vivid as the original watercolor and we do have a barcode here, So, let’s see what video did I put on this? And we’re scanning. and … Oohhh. It’s a montage of me creating this piece! How exciting! You guys already saw me create this piece and a montage, but I thought it’ll be really interesting to see how putting a montage would be creating a piece would look on a Polaroid, So that is what we have. Pretty interesting to see, I guess, it in a different format than just watching something on your screen. So… Yeah. They’re- Wait. What’s that green stuff at the bottom? Oh We lost the barcode. There’s a weird green strip at the bottom, but that’s okay. Alright, well again, not sure if that’s the best format for this media but it was fun to experiment with. So because the whole concept of polaroid photos is that they are Photos I knew that I wanted to draw or illustrate or animate on top of a previous photograph. Now the Polaroid lab is targeted towards people who take videos and then they want to turn that video into a memory so you can print a frame from that video as a photo and then have that code or you can relive that short little 10-second clip. But as an artist. As a creative, I knew that I wanted to go an artistic route, obviously. I wanted to include animation Because this is a digital format. It isn’t limited to just video So obviously I was going to animate something. I’m not much of an animator. I will admit I never practice animation. It’s not something that I have the patience for unfortunately. I would love to animate or but I just don’t have the patience for it. But something that I do really enjoy and thankfully do have the patience for is repeating animation.
Like short animations that repeat and don’t take too much time to make. So when it comes to photographs I think a very common theme that comes back is ghostly figures that appear in a photograph. It’s not something I’ve ever experienced but I thought it would be really fun to animate a ghost in one of these photos because that’s just so topical, I guess. I had a really hard time choosing what photograph to use and then I saw this photo of me in Australia. I’m at the big drift and there’s this beautiful blue sky and I thought what if I animated clouds and one of those clouds came alive Flew around the photo and went back to a cloud position? So I was sold on that idea. I had so much fun animating this and as a digital gif it turned out perfect But I’m really curious to see how it turns out in the photo. [Music] And now for the most anticipated result that I’m excited for. We have our photo draw over. Ooh! Okay. So this one turned out a super cute. I think this is actually the best format to do this sort of, I guess, phone printing with. Yes, we can just print photos off like you would from your mobile phone, but because we are doing a basically a digital photo print I think by doing a mix of photo and some digital little details, this is the best way to use this device. So we have a vintage-y looking photo which is what you want from a Polaroid or instant photo and we have our drawn aspect which I think is just so cute and works so well with this. So now it’s time to see our animation! All right. Here’s our photo and… Oh! Oh my gosh, I love it! So this is definitely my favorite piece to work on and I think the result is absolutely adorable and I I just love it.
Look at it. Oh my gosh, that’s so cool! It turned out so adorable and I’m just really pleased with the result. Awww look at it! It’s so cute! This one is so successful. I am I’m really happy with this one. Awesome. Let’s move on to something else! So now to fully go into a digital format. We are completely ditching photographs, even though I love the outcome of our drawn over photo. I thought it would be really interesting to go fully digital with this piece because I was just really curious as to what a digital image would look printed out on Polaroid film as well as I just wanted to do a fully digital animation for one of our Polaroid tests. So like I mentioned I am NOT an animator. I can do some very simple Turnarounds.
I can do walk cycles. I can do ghosts obviously flying through the sky. Nothing complicated. So I wanted to keep this one simple but effective. I wanted to play with color, mystery, something being revealed in our animation. So I started off with a very simple Character drawing of someone in the darkness. I wanted something to be revealed when we scanned our AR. I think it’s just really fun to have a photograph of something but when you scan it with the AR feature you reveal something completely different in the photo. So I thought it would be really interesting to create this stormy situation where lightening reveals a mysterious ark and scary creature in the background. You might recognize the shadow. It is my character Dennis. I guess I just wasn’t feeling the most creative, and I thought it would be really silly to create a scary version of Dennis, which by the way if you want a Dennis Plushie they are for sale! I’ll put a link in the description. If you want to have your own cuddly Dennis plushie.
Limited quantity, so get them while you can! Anyways, I wanted to play with color on this photo just because I think it’s really cool to have some very bright colorful Polaroid photographs. And that’s it. Let’s take a look at our animation! [Music] So this is definitely something I’m looking forward to seeing how it turned out. So… Here we go. Oooh. Okay. I actually really like this a lot more than our watercolor illustrations. I think a digital illustration fits a lot more. It kind of gives me like a vintage animation… not pannel… Cell? Like an animation cell vibe because it’s kind of weird and vintage looking. It’s not as crisp. The colors are kind of wonky and It’s it’s a lot more interesting and I think it turned out really well. Like I said, it especially compared to the watercolor illustration. With that being said let’s check out our animation. Let’s see. Oh! OOOooooOooOo spooky! That’s really fun!
Okay. I think this one is a huge success actually. I think the results are really fun. I think maybe it would have benefitted from me having the bright colors and extreme shadows directly printed on the photo itself, but I just wanted the surprise of the monster in the darkness to be what the AR revealed. But other than that, I really like this one. I think this one turned out a lot of fun. Look how cool it is! I can Move this… I’m just still impressed with this whole video thing even though it’s just basic AR stuff. Probably not new technology, but I’m an old lady, So… Alright, that’s it for our Polaroid experiment. I had so much fun with these.
Especially this one was my absolute favorite. I think the vibe just turned out really well. And our little cell shaded animation illustration.
That one turned out pretty cute too! I had so much fun experimenting with this new art medium…? I don’t know what to call it, but it was really fun. I had so much fun animating and just trying something out new that I wouldn’t normally think to make art on. I mean, the Polaroid lab, would recommend it’s pretty cute. The AR is obviously a gimmick but I think it’d be really cool to go to the city Posted Polaroid with a secret message from me that only one person could get. Maybe one day I’ll do that when I’m in a city or something, who knows but for now made some pretty cool art. Pretty cute! All right guys. Thank you so much for watching I hope you had the fun of watching this little polaroid video and with that
Stay golden! Bye! [Music] Oh my gosh! Okay. So I was just going to do our little end card and just show like one moving. I didn’t think it could pick up all three animations at once. This is so cool! Okay. Sorry. Didn’t mean to disturb the end card, but what the heck. All three are going at once. That is so cool! Okay, I’ll end the video now. And video with my phone and then printing it… *crash*

100 thoughts on “PRINT ANIMATED GIFs on POLAROIDS – Testing the Polaroid Lab”

  1. Since it picks up multiple barcodes you should try to experience the an animation traveling through the separate Polaroids!

  2. You were so passionate about showing us how to use the polaroid app and I legit thought you were sponsored or you really like this

  3. i saw this polaroid lab on instagram and was interested but thought it was just a gimmick that didnt really work but im pleasantly surprised that it does? i often print out photos on photo paper in polaroid templates i put them in digitally for that effect but this can save me so much time and work that now i kind of want it lol

  4. I could see this being so cool in an art gallery or at a shop. Have the Polaroid next to the finished piece and let people see the video of either an animation or how the piece was done. Then someone could look at the real finished work right next to it!

  5. This device seems like it wpuld be the perfect way to send a holiday card to my sis and her fam. A card with a picture in the middle is one thing but a moving picture of us waving and making faces sounds much better

  6. You can do an expo of your art where there's just all your art printed as polaroid and people who come to see can use the app to see the timelapse or a secret in the creation like an interactive museum it would be so cool ^^ and make them sponsor you it would make them so good ad to have you and it will help you to make it happened x3

  7. is ipad good enough to replace a tablet? i really want to buy an ipad but everyone says its better to buy a macbook (i have a samsung laptop) and a wacom tablet instead but i think its harder for me to use a wacom tablet since u have to see the computers monitor than the actual screen?? also i dont have much money bc i am still a high school student….. (also i heard that later on u will be able an ipad as a tablet so…..)

  8. You always comes up with the best ideas. I also really appreciate that you take your time and make several arts in one video. A lot of other artists would have just used ONE of those creations and that would have been the entire video. So thank you for that 🙂

  9. Sometimes I don’t understand how Kasey doesn’t have the patience to make animation’s but has the patience to draw hundreds of ant’s. I don’t have the patience to do any! So sorry to break it to ya but gurll you have patience!❤️🌹

    I love your videos!❤️🌹

  10. imagine doing traditional commisions and having an add on where you get sent one of those montage polaroids for a little extra! I'd totally buy into it!

  11. I don’t even scrapbook but can you imagine these in a scrapbook spread? Such a sweet way to preserve a memory! Or a homemade greeting card? Cute! I have an instax printer but now I want this so I can print out our first dance or our kiss at the altar for a wedding anniversary card.

  12. Did anyone else like get like major life is strange vibes from this, like with all the Polaroids and Casey looking like max?
    no? just me, ok I'll leave

  13. This would be my dream item. I mean..i could make monster-animals, animate them as trying to escape the photo, then surpirise my friends!

  14. The idea you did with the galaxy is very interesting! I could see in the future going to galleries or museums and being able to hold your phone up to the art and see a video of how it was made!

  15. Imagine giving a Polaroid photo as a present to a friend and inside the video are your best memories together. That would be soooo coool!!!

  16. It would be so cool if you could send one polaroid with a timelapse of how you made an artwork when someone buys that artwork!

  17. I want this to document my adventures! It's a photo of a memory and then you use the app to dive deeper into that memory

  18. I would send one of these photos as a personal greeting card. My grandmother would flip out. My aunt would just have to download the app because mt grandma is hopeless with any technology after 1970.

  19. me: huh, that photo of Kasey kind looks like she is in Australia
    Kasey: this is me in Australia
    me: surprised Pikachu face

  20. Me all through the video: what the heckie is AR?
    Me at the end: Oh my frick frack its Augmented Reality. I shouldve known that ree.

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