Indoor Suns and my Final Piece

During the start of the year I took part in the Indoor Suns material project. This project was all about using technology to create artwork. The main aim for the project was to explore different ways of using technology within artwork to create one big installation at the end of the project.

I began by making a programmable LED light circuit which included: wire cutting, soldering and programming.

The next step was to film two natural and two man made light sources using my smartphone camera. This footage then was taking into the editing suite where I experimented with different effects to make make one short video.

Finally, as a group we created a small installation in the dark space which each of our edited videos would be projected onto.

The most enjoyable part of this for me was the video editing because I liked playing around with the different effects to convey different emotions in the video. Therefore I decided to take this further and use this technique within my work.

My Second final piece for the subject module is a short video piece which depicts soft orb of light placed in untouched landscapes. I have used video effects such as the mirror effect to distort the footage. This distortion conveys a dreamlike environment which relates to my project of dreams.

VIDEO PIECE

When filming the footage I used a DSLR to achieve the best quality. I used a variety of shots to create a sense of movement and drifting through the environment similar to how you would in a dream.

I edited the footage using premiere pro where the video effects, transitions and colour grades were added. Here is some screenshots of the editing timeline and some of the effects I used.

The timeline of the footage with the effects before rendering
The distorted mirror effect i used throughout the video

 

 

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