Ongoing visual/sonic research into notions of surface and immersive sound and the relationship between.
8mm, HD Telecine
Surface ii – Surface ii is an experimental moving image work focused upon several concepts. In one sense it is a visual experimental journey that discovers and plays with the notions of the celluloid surface, the ways specifically it can be physically manipulated. In another sense it is a study of image and sound, every visual detail is paired with its own unique sound sample which creates an almost hypomanic sensation where even the smallest detail takes on a new sense. The work also questions decay in a literal sense but also beyond the surface, the degradation of a medium and a time.
This is my second experimental visual using the Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens. I have been finding my little friends on my balcony.
I've been amazed by what some of these creatures look like close up. I built a little Macro studio (darjanpanic.com/photography/making-a-macro-photography-studio-for-5e/) as it's easier to control the light and the subject itself. Had to film most of them through a plastic pot which did distort the quality some what, but I'm still learning how to use this lens.
The Filming I did as and when I found the subjects and the graphics maybe took a week, mainly to due to the fact I had to hand track a lot of the text.
I need to invest in some proper Lights as this lens at 5x magnification needs everything you got.