'With' is a collaboration of visual and aural artists. John Osburn, a Music Ed major from Texas Women's University, is the mastermind and composer of 'With', which debuted at his senior recital at TWU on November 6, 2008.
This film is the first of three in 'With.' It was shot by myself and edited by BK Garceau. The films accompanied the live performance of Osburn's original composition as well as dance choreography by Nadia Losonsky.
To achieve the look of this piece, I gutted and reassembled two 35mm lenses. Because the optics were free of any lens mount, I was able to be very selective with the focal plane. All effects - blurs, vignettes, image distortion, etc - were done in camera, with exception of course to the dissolves and transitions done in post.
The MIDI track will be replaced with the live audio from Osburn's recital in the near future.