Gaussian blurred rap videos is a single topic blog that myself and co-worker Rhys Hillman launched today. The concept is pretty simple: You screenshot a frame from a rap video and apply a 30 pixel gaussian blur filter to it. It takes about 10 seconds, and you’re left with an aesthetically pleasing composition.
It’d be cool to apply the blur to the whole clip, but that takes a bit more manpower; the point of this exercise was to get the content finished and published within a week, and then spend another few days emailing the link around to see if it gets a bit of traction. Move fast, break things etc etc. I’m all for photoshop intensive tumblr content like thumbs and sport balls but I just honestly don’t have the time for all that clone stamp work.