Assignment #1: Collect 10-15 minutes of video clips with a cell phone
I have been thinking about working with just color palettes and meditation, and ended up taking these clips from videos of people painting (which I consider to be a meditative exercise) while listening to music (which will have to be edited out! though it is fun to hear what people are listening to) which I shot from YouTube through a few pairs of different colored sunglasses off of the laptop screen. I'm not so sure about some of the very recognizable stuff like the eyes but also wondered if with effects something cool could be done with it and I thought in general I could do something playful with these as an exercise to learn Max. I also shot some more color fields using this video as a source, which was made straight onto 16mm film (not by me) -- I shot those through the glasses again holding the phone close to the laptop screen to get a zoomed in effect.
I am thinking maybe for the final presentation in this class I would like to edit some footage to manipulate for this specifically also. I definitely could have made a bunch more, and questionably should have made some not from the computer screen, though I decided the analog nature of the sunglasses' lenses made up for that somewhat. In general I would like to tie colors and fields with minimal sounds in this class, possibly crossing assignments with Algorithmic Composition to create ~7 distinct sections or audio-visual moods/worlds that ascend or change like gates that you go through.
I also now have a full working version of Max. Excited to see what can happen!