Video and editing - Victoria Taylor-Gore
Music by Roger Roger Subirana Mata

I'm starting to experiment with visual effects for new video project (in progress)...check back for more information on the larger project. I will use these shots in a larger project, but I liked the way these shots went together in sort of a visual "chapter" of the project. As a visual artist, I like experimenting with visual effects - most real and some computer generated. This time I was interested with shooting the figure through moving glass.

Another reoccurring theme in my more surreal videos (and in my own artwork as well) is to try to give life to inanimate objects with their placement, color, perspective, etc...and now with video I can use music to help give them a more emotional feeling.

I shot the vintage Marx plastic figure literally under a glass vase and moved the vase around the figure as I shot. I also used some still photos that I took - layering them in Photoshop and then moving the background and the figure images independently in Premiere (also making the figure black and white and the background with color). I'm ordering a green screen to see what I can do with that as well :) I also superimposed some earlier shots I had taken of traffic lights going by (shot through my car window...don't worry, I was in the passenger seat!)

Part of the inspiration for this came from photos by photographer Gita Lenz npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/02/17/133775427/gitalenz?sc=tw&cc=share
(via @JDog23) - especially her photo of a cut-out ballerina behind glass.

This video was shot with a Canon 7D, Tokina 16 - 50mm and 100mm macro lenses, editing in Premiere Pro CS5 and some editing of photos in Photoshop CS5.

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