New video art “Shapeshifter”

“Shapeshifter” is another slice of video art featuring a model, this time my old friend Percolate.

There were a few things I did differently with this one:

1. it was shot in my backyard largely on my Fuji X-T1, as opposed the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition;  the main reason was manual exposure control which I have on the X-T1.  At nighttime, and inconsistent lighting conditions resulting from me swinging the lights, the autoexposure on the GoPro would’ve gone haywire.

2. I also composed the music the night before I shot any footage, rather than scoring a soundtrack or using a pre-existing piece of my music and plopping it into the piece.  It’s a small distinction but the turnaround time for this video was much shorter, about 4 hours over 2 days, than the week or so I spent on “Unity” and “Exile” thinking about the footage and what shape it should have.

3. I had a bit of a storyboard to my usual scribbled shot list, and a few shots done as a mockup for the model to see before we shot the video.

There were cosmetic differences of course, but the 3 items above were key process differences that helped this get made.  The more I plan and prepare, the less time I have to spend trying to sort out a mess of footage after the fact.

If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like it and share it!  For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.

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davidmillerphotoworks

I'm a multimedia artist in Phoenix, AZ. Main Site - http://www.primordialcreative.com Instagram @primordialcreative + twitter @dbmillerphoto

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