Topic: my topic is seeing things on different scales. I believe it is an interesting phenomenon. If we look at something really closely, we could see the patterns, materials, and many subtle details clearly, but we might have no idea what it is as a whole. Similarly, if we see things on a very large scale, we might not know any details. Maybe the large thing is consists of many small units.
Characters: For this topic, I think I can shoot some footage from different scales, zoom in and out, closely and far away
Location: find them in everyday life
Authorship: I won’t be appear in the video, but just behind the camera
Content: I will start from very detail things, and then zoom out to see them on a larger scale. With a camera cannot focus automatically, I would like to play with the lens, to make the object blur or clear through zooming in and out. I will shoot plants, flowers, wood patterns, leaves… in campus and arboretum.
Reflection: It is really interesting to play with the lens. Earlier in this semester, I have tried to use this camera to shoot something else; I find it very uncomfortable to use it. However, this time I believe this is just what I need!
Evolution: My initial idea is about the scale. However, I find some new things in the shooting process. Each time I make the scene blur, the objects would become some circles or dots. And then I focus on the object, the scene would become clear and I can see the details. In that situation, I named my video “A dot’s journey”.
Feedback & Reflection
I feel it not finished and would like to improve it. One thing is the sound. I am always struggling with the music. I would like to try to use some different music and see if the video has different effect. Another thing is the rhythm. I feel this piece is too even now. I want to speed up some part and slow down some part to make it coordinating with the rhythm of music.