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Dave Michuda

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ambient music video
« on: September 20, 2008, 01:28:36 PM »
I just posted a short little experiment in ambient video over at the Low Light Mixes blog.

http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/


I'll just quote directly from my blog..."Several years ago I made a short ambient video from shots of dust floating in a beam of sunlight in a dark room. I made the video black & white & slo mo, so that it looked at times like stars. It was very cool, most viewers had no idea they were looking at shots of dust.

Iíve always wanted to repeat that experiment and this is the result. I could have gone out shot tons of video and sorted through it looking for interesting shots. I could have planned out shoots & locations & themes. But that would require time & effort, so instead I kept it simple. It can be interesting, creatively, to limit your choices. Like an ambient musician limiting the sound source to only guitar or only using acoustic instruments.

As in the dust video, the source is one location, all shots of basically the same thing. I shot with my sonís camcorder in about an hour one afternoon. I then edited at at work using an Avid Newscutter editing system. The contrast, brightness & saturation have been changed on every clip and fx have been added in few cases. The finished product is interesting, to me anyway. Iím not sure how many other people will find it so.

It was fun to start with a limited number of clips, all of essentially the same thing & try to make something out of it. Although, I was actually trying to make nothing from something - take what would have been recognizable video & turn it into a psychedelic, ambient experiment, where the original source is obscured & unimportant.

The music is from two Infraction Records artists, Adam Pacione & Northern. I hope you find it interesting at some level."

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Re: ambient music video
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 01:59:56 PM »
That's excellent, Dave !!!   
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Re: ambient music video
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 07:41:49 PM »
Yeah, it's very cool.

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Re: ambient music video
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 11:48:12 PM »
Very beautiful, entrancing. No way is this boring. Unless by boring you mean completely mesmerizing. Thanks for this...

Your quote:
"Most ambient videos are fairly boring and this one most definitely is as well."

This gives me a kind of idea. The feeling that boredom is something to be reveled in. I can't remember the last time I was bored. Perhaps because I can stare into walls and go into a dream. This video triggers some nice sensations. And I personally like your making it in black and white...