moments

120 Notes by matt wolfe [cc]

120 Notes was originally a concept for a "60 Seconds" project - where 1 second is 1 shot . It evolved into 100 Seconds (I liked the number over sixty), but I couldn't find music that I liked at one-second intervals. 100 Seconds became 100 Notes, but in this particular piece there are 121 notes, but with 120 with Marg and one of black at the beginning.

I'd been trying to get this project done since before the summer started, but I could never get it to work, or really look, the way I wanted it to, after three different shoots.

Randomly saw a Philip Bloom (vimeo.com/philipbloom) blog about FilmConvert (philipbloom.net/2013/07/28/filmconvert/), and decided to give the demo a try. I really liked it, and decided to work it into this 120 Notes project.

I completely reworked the sequence shots from my earlier attempts, and decided on the Polaroid 600 film emulation.

FilmConvert plugin (via filmconvert.com/)
Music: A Boy with Wings by The Candlepark Stars (via songfreedom.com/)

Mixing Colours Video by matt wolfe [cc]

Once again, getting around to trying to learn more about coloring video, at least, how to use my editing software to color, and took some old footage from a different project of Marg (who is probably my favorite person to shoot video of - she's just a lot of fun) and re-made the project from scratch.

This is footage back from my 7D days, but I like it nonetheless. I think more and more I'm seeing that coloring video should be subtle - you should never just say, "Look at how blue the darks are," or, "That's soooo purple..." It should seem perfectly normal once they hit the play button, even when, after you think about, it's obviously not how we see things in reality.

If you're watching this, hopefully Vimeo has fixed the HD aspect. Some kind of error uploading, it'll probably be tomorrow before they fix it though.

Cheers, anyway.