Monday, March 9, 2009

Hello

First video on the blog!

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The above video is one I made during the winter of 2009. I used a small 2.0 pixel camera and Window Video Maker, so it was made using really simple and primitive editing tools. The song used in the video is called Morning Bells, which was originally written for my brother as a departing gift when he left for Australia. The music was made using a Sansa Mp3 player and a guitar with DD3 Boss pedal. I think it's best if you watch this video using some headphones, an crack up the bass...

It was filmed in my house using various lamps and lights.

With this video I wanted to experiment with light and shadow effects. I wanted it to have a warm orange glow throughout the video. I wanted to evoke the feeling of sombre nostalgia, something that is familiar yet seemingly far away. Here, I was heavily influenced by Indonesian shadow puppetry(Wayang), with it's contrasting lights and autumn glow. The middle part of the video was made by putting a crystal ball up to the lenses, that's how I made the kind of kaleidoscope effect. It was meant to be used as a projection for a larger art installation.

Anyways, take a look at the video and tell me what you think.

Lavurn

2 comments:

  1. Lavurn! you are the best.

    you know what this video reminds me of? it reminds me of some kind of dream sequence / daydream in a movie like The Virgin Suicides or some movie like that. you know when it's really quiet and like, the main character is kind of reflecting / thinking / looking out the window of a moving car watching the trees go by in a blur?

    the song makes it sweet like that.

    nice job!

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  2. Reminds me of some experimental/psychedelic super-8 movies I did in the 80s for my psychedelic band CLOUD NINE... Long time ago.

    I like it!

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