I am continuing my learning process of cutting videos and finding it fun and very creatively addictive. In an adrenaline rush of a few hours of inspiration I produced a short piece of drama of my visit to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, USA. I really recommend watching this in full screen, headphones on and volume at 11. The music here is key:
The sand storm made conditions somewhat trying to say the least, the winds were so fierce they knocked me over at one point. But it was a blessing, the sand storm made for some outstanding images. Storms are my friends when creating images. Storms provide the grandeur and drama. Storms turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
I love Hans Zimmer’s dramatic score for Inception and I let the music completely dictate the editing. I am on a video editing high and wish I had a lot more footage to play with. I kick myself for travelling around the world and not capturing much video at all. I was not yet into creating videos myself and it is hard to do while simultaneously capturing stills. I still really wish I had captured so much more. Well, all in good time, Papua New Guinea is coming up, so is Further and Further and I am presently creating a short movie with two friends. Many more moving images to come!