Here we are.
I was really teetering back and forth between sticking to the old sound which was sourced from outside and going with my own sounds.
I eventually went with the latter because it was an opportunity to do so and also that way the work in it’s entirety would be of my own doing. (save for that one heartbeat sound)
Ultimately I think it was the better choice and additionally it also allowed for more control of the sound whereas with the sourced sounds, I’d be dictated by the rhythm and tempo already laid in, something I found really restrictive in the editing process.
Overall it was quite satisfying to have made something I’d consider quite indulgent while also having this level of flexibility and allowance of content.
Strong 9 outta 10
Sound was a good opportunity to experiment on the ideas floating around in my head.
I started with what I could find at hand, a broken guitar
Some of the results were better than I expected, but sometimes the same experimentation didn’t yield the same results as seen in the video.
However from that one thing alone, I could conjure up something along the lines of what I was looking for, which really started the subsequent treatment of audio.
I accidentally created a 2 hour long drone ambient sound from my timelapse video, and there were quite a few nuggets in there.
Birds sounded like whale song and any repetitive sound were like sirens echoing in the background.
Subsequently I also recorded my breathing, the fan (because whenever it hits a mic it’s always sounded like rocks tumbling)
LINK TO SOUNDS: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gBlUsgO4nR6mxB6MPqOKB2LJLGkTLUTI
but what was really golden, was the recording I did of the temple chants. When slowed down, it instantly started sounding like throat singing, which is something I’m already big on.
and with that the basis for my introductory sound into my final video.
Sound was also a good opportunity for goofing around with mashups that occur in my head that I never make.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
For my experimental film I want to create an atmosphere or mood of tension, mild foreboding like a loitering undertone of uneasiness.
I want to shoot black and white mainly because I think it’d allow me some leeway in cranking up the ISO making shooting at night a little easier on my dlsr+lens setup which isn’t ideal for shooting at night.
I was wondering if I should explore a narrative or depart from the convention. Perhaps a collage of visuals, exploring techniques such as overlays. I was also thinking of using still photography as it’d further allow me to shoot cleaner higher res imagery giving me more room to manipulate the image.
I was also wondering if I could explore a very audio-centric video, as I find that generally helps with the flow and mood of a piece.
Visuals that I have in mind include a tracking shot of a person from behind, montages of visuals and texture to help create a sense of an idea. I also want a sense of momentum and rhythm to the whole thing. I also toyed with the idea of erratic movements and distortion and glitch, but the more I think about it, the more I question it’s relevance in what I want to create.