The assignment was tough.
Take your best camera… mount it somewhere stationery… frame up your subject in macro… and shoot for exactly one minute.
Sounds easy doesn’t it?
Well it’s harder than it looks.
The Vimeo Weekend Project – One Minute of Contemplation required 60 seconds of rolling film shot in Macro with no editing… no dubbed in soundtrack… no nothing in fact. Just the raw footage as it occurred in one captured continuous moment of time.
Okay… so first of all I got the brainwave to set up the camera in the shower.
I know that sounds a bit odd [grin]
But let’s face it… it’s a place we all know pretty well.
And besides… I have long admired the light that bounces off the shower rose at that time of the morning! [grin]
That’s where I started.
And here’s the result.
After 5 takes with alternate singing/humming/silence/and shuffling bottles of shampoo I abandoned that and went back to something I’m a bit more familiar with. That’s not to say I don’t know the shower [very well]… it’s just that standing in the shower fully clothed for half the morning wasn’t producing anything much more than wrinkly fingers LOL
I thought I’d try my hand at capturing a 60 second watercolour demo instead. Remember… no sountrack… only background noises. I thought long and hard about that… and finally realised that I could in fact use music… just as long as it wasn’t dubbed into the project!
I love how this is making me think LOL
I set up the tripod and mounted the camera onto it trying lots of different angles to get as macro as I could without losing focus. And remember… no editing allowed… so it couldn’t be filmed ‘out’ and cropped ‘in’ later. And the music had to be playing exactly in the right spot so it would finish “somewhere meaningful”…. [man I'm pretty sure they make pills for this sort of thing LOL]
So far so good.
I did a small sketch and filmed several 60 second segments focussing initially on painting the eyes. But then the rest of the picture made no sense. So I settled on finishing the mouth instead.
I have no idea why/how or when Desiderata came into the picture… but it just happened to be in my iTunes library… and it seemed like a good idea on this random Tuesday morning in the scramble to meet the midnight Monday night [New York time] deadline!
Here’s the result.
I kind of liked it. But it frustrates me that the music stops where it does… and I sure do want to finish that ear (((chuckles)))
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