OK, this began by being sent home from work early due to the snow storm over the Eastern US. While at home looking at the snow I decided to put the HDR-HD9s by the bathroom window to record this. I wanted to see what a snow storm looked like on the infrared camcorder that I have. The setup was for a wide shot facing the undeveloped land in back of the house with a normal shutter speed of 1/60th of a second and slower one at 1/8th of a second. As I was rolling some Whitetail Deer decided to show up.

After they left I put the footage in the computer and then the deer came back. This time I taped them in color at 10X optical zoom. I didn't get much in color as a neighbor chased them away after a few minutes-all the dogs that lived in the area were barking at them-so I took what I had and placed it in the computer as well.

So what does the snowed in "hermit" do?

I decided to show a brief "real world" glimpse of the deer in color at the beginning and end of the clip. In the middle I used the infrared footage to create a two part surreal scene. The first part is the 1/60th footage with music that, when shown with the footage, gave the impression of looking at a black and white snowglobe scene with a wind up music box. It then segues into the slowed down footage with home recorded windchimes for backing music to add to the dream like scene.

"Comfortable Mystery 3" c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/";

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