This video clip is a short teaser for a video production I’m currently working on in between other projects. This is a project purely for myself, I have no intended home for it other than my website or YouTube, etc. I’m also using it as a way to learn more about Adobe Premiere Pro.
I’ve found that I really love working with moving pictures, sound, music and other elements to tell a different kind of story. Film, in this case digital video, as a visual media art form it has the obvious ability to not only create an image, but to incorporate more elements to bring the viewer deeper. Thus, bringing the viewer into your world, your story, your reality.
Even the element of time itself is a facet that plays a large role in this medium. The film is a duration over a period of time, rather than singular moment or object. To capture the viewers attention and hold it for your chosen period, is something amazing in and of itself.
I’ve only begun to explore what potential this film might turn out to be. I have some loose storyboards, themes, and ideas as to how I want this to feel. Beginning mostly from clips I’ve held onto without reason, suddenly now seem to final find their way to a purpose.
As with my other work, I’m keeping within an abstract mind frame. Jumping from one location to another and back again. Irrelevant to the greater picture, their continuity makes sense in the same way a dream does. Like memories that dance through your mind, playful daydreams, and secret fantasies.
Non-linear, yet somehow there’s a end to the beginning is the end (yes, I meant that). Perhaps only to find Auntie Em and Toto too.
Perhaps I’m being too open with this process as it is only in its infant stages. Oh well. I decided I would share some of the reference points that I draw from as I take on this project. I don’t expect to live up to these amazing artists, but I’d be lying if I didn’t make it known that their work has made its mark on my artistic outlook and given much inspiration to me.
Róisín MurphyTen Miles High
Directed by Herself.
I haven’t read anything as to what her artistic goal was with the video, but I image the next videos in my list here probably aren’t unknown to her.
See also, her video for Simulation.
Doug Aitken New Era
This installation piece, along with many of his other sculptures, installations, films and performances, are a major influence for me.
Read the Press Release.
(I know it says Sorry, click it to see the trailer on Vimeo.)