I went back to the idea of the lost me the lost line that doesn’t know what to do. But again I was stuck, I kept watching other videos to get inspired, then I froze. I was literally lost, no inspiration no idea what am I doing anymore. That’s how my freeze mood starts.
The amazing Sea
Frozen, lack of inspiration, stress, all of them came together. It’s time to go to the Sea for stress relieve.
Actually, what pushed me more to go to the sea was that for other 2 studio classes I was working with the idea of the sea. I love the sea more than anything else, and I was sure that this visit will inspire me somehow. I went to the sea, I sat and spent a long time watching the waves, the movement of waves was very satisfying. While watching, suddenly i saw the waves sparkling and shining with bright colors, it was the reflection of the boat’s lights, it was a magical moment. It had a mesmerizing effect, it took me to another world, that when i realized I have to use this for my video. The sea is a big part of this region and it’s history, and in relation to me, I visit it for stress relieve and relax, and that effect that it gave me on that day just proved to me how magical and amazing the sea is.
Making of the video
When my classmates saw the video they asked me how did i make the effects, my answer was: what effects?
This video was made using the original footage and that’s all. It was beautiful enough to be used as raw. The trick that i used was taking close up shots, very zoomed in shots. The wind and the engines of the boats helped a lot in creating interspersing wave movements., so i tried to collect all the movements which are closer to the boats.
Then i found a music that matches the aesthetic of the video and synced the footage pieces to it. The end part i layered the close up of waves with a normal shot of waves. I realized later that the lights reflected on the waves looked like lines, beautiful bright lines, they looked like what i imagined for the line idea that i had in the beginning! 😀
This video was made out of natural real life effects and tricks, I didn’t need to use the computer for this. I discovered that not only printed or physically produced designs like the zine, for example, can be made beautifully without using the computer and software’s effects, but also videos! things that live only on screens.
I enjoyed this project a lot, it was a good ending for the semester.
Thank you Law and Leland 😀