So, after Sunni linked to a post on my blog, I began to read through her blog, and came across her post which said:
…I just realised for the third time that I have to write blog posts on which video I like the most every week. Woooops..
My sentiments exactly…
Here we go! The nominees are… travelling towards something, away from something and being somewhere. And the winner is….BEING SOMEWHERE! Yay for being somewhere, it’s always life affirming.
Somewhere. from Zoe Annabel on Vimeo.
In this video, I took on the advice of doing something super informal, and to be honest, it was a slap dash effort, it literally took 30 seconds to film, one take on Photobooth. I grabbed a torch, waved it in the air like I just didn’t care, and shook my lap top up and down.
To add to the laziness of this, I decided to record my audio voice over in Photobooth (I have used this technique a lot when i’m looking for a tinny, echoey sound quality) but realised it actually worked really well with the grainy-ness and overall uneasiness of the short.
So, the reason I like this video is because I feel like it has an atmosphere, and a sense of dynamic in it’s message, it’s purposeful but not displaying a clear cut intention, it exists as it wishes too and doesn’t claim to be anything of importance or monumental significance. I like that it was easy to do, and kind of bowed to Adrians implorations to keep it simple and not overuse physical technology but focus on what we can do with what we have.
I feel like this is one of my more successful pieces both visually and in teaching me that things can turn out well that are off the cuff, experimental and not necessarily even that considered.
Im going to quote one of the most amazing women I think to have ever graced the earth…
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”