28 Jan Cell Phone Footage
For the purpose of building a small library of short video clips, I took a bunch of 10 to 20-second videos with my iphone in the past week. While I took the videos, I tried not to think too much and just followed my instinct, capturing things that visually interested me at the time. Below are 6 of the 30 clips I took:
The lighting and colors of the food truck attracted me.
I am a big fan of the low-tech LED lights on food trucks. In this video, I was able to capture the ring shaped reflection of the flashing lights standing next to a closed news stand.
I stumbled upon one of Ai Weiwei’s “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” installations when heading home from a museum. I love the contrast between the orange of the installation and the deep blue of the evening sky.
Apart from getting inspired on the street, I looked for motion at home, preferably without human presence. Water running down in the shower is one of the first videos I took indoors.
I had the idea to manually generate some lighting change by flashing a flashlight onto my curtain, creating a rather abstract video.
I took most clips standing still, aiming to capture the movements in the scenes themselves. With this one though, the motion is me walking up the stairs. What I like about this is how the focus turns from the geometrics of the stairs to the texture of the wall in the end.