PB3 Reflection on video final work

In this semester, we have learned through mobile phone to shoot individual video during post industry media, both personal and group work are based on our affordance ‘observation’ to expand the questions and individual film making. As assessment 2 issue, my research is not only about observation, but also concern on different perspective of subject. In this project of PB 3, I focus on ‘water’ as my subject, try to present distinct aspects of water and combined with few previous sketches into a new video work.

To be honest to talk about the concept, it is also abstract to describe the work from my point of view. In the beginning of animation effect, water slightly flows and turn to strong volume through shower header. In this part, I just want to stress the intensity of water, it can be controlled as any shape and strength. Due to the location is in the shower room, water vapour is obviously caused around the space and the glass just reflected the misty atmosphere. Switches into second scene, the misty glass of balcony is spilled by rain, but the situation is caused by nature instead of someone to make it.

Looking into the third scene, sea becomes my main point. First footage of sea is filmed at St. Kilda beach, the turbulent wave just illustrated as after raining that to be continued with previous scene, then the weather turns better so that sea gets calm. There are some footage about sea, ocean and beach are shot by GoPro camera which is connected with my mobile phone application to complete in Cairns. At that period of time, I also pay attention to capture the footage of water and sea that these element could be used in this video work. Despite two areas of the sea come from same substance, they are performed with distinct style.

As the wave sweeps over and the diver shows up, it is clear that the scene now is underwater. It is interesting that the scene can be unlimited and explored more through the function of GoPro and mobile app. At this stage, I try to express that sea is another form of water, and the observation is not only can be concerned on the surface of subject, but can go deeper, opposite side or with in it to observe the changeable movement and meanwhile feel it.

At timecode 1:04, the scene from underwater and jump into the frame of bottle water,  both of environment are full of bubbles, however, one is in nature surrounding another is filled in artificial container. While the bottle is putted down, the action seems like pour the water into the kettle and produce bubblely situation when it boiled.

Along with steam rise and disperse, the scene lead audiences into nature landscape (beach) once again, which means water originally comes from nature and ‘the observation’ is also one of human instinct.


PB2 Reflection of video sketch 20

The sketch is took at a corner of park, this public art is too colorful to notice it. Based my topic is ‘ perspective of observation’, I decided to filmed individual painting from different part of work to zoom out the whole statue and speed up the movie.

It is difficult to check what the work is if follow my camera image to view it in the beginning, however, once we focus the footage till the end, the shape can be seen it’s typical animal shaping art. Once again, the same object from different perspective to observe, it can be treated as distinct meanings from individual position.

PB2 Reflection of video sketch 19

This video was shot at federation square last December, it’s randomly captured that I tried to remember the atmosphere about Melbourne’s Christmas. My Sony mobile phone is convenient and good quality to completed the film that I do not add any editing on it.

It is obvious that the Christmas tree is the target that attracted everyone to watched it. Before recorded the sketch, I had been walked around the tree, which it was designed same decoration from any surface. Approach this case, we can understand that the observation is via any/ every perspectives, but the subject is remain in same style to present.

PB2 Reflection of video sketch 18

I shot the film at my rooftop of apartment while I recorded the sky and the airplane ‘breaking into’ my frame that I decided to change the subject on it. My camera followed the airplane until it can not been seen without any editing on this tiny movie.

In the beginning, the subject is blurred that the target can not be figured what it is, within the footage zoom in and sound effect has been appeared that the subject can be seen is an airplane. In this case, the observation is under in same perspective to view, however, the subject may present with unclear shape to be captured


PB2 Reflection of video sketch 17

Just as I mentioned in previous post, the film is sketched in ACMI screen world as well. I sketched the painting of wall from the woman’s lip as a central point to reveal the whole scene. Later, I tried to shot it from both right and left sides and edited the film into mute that audiences can focus on the image.

The tiny movie reminds me the well known painting ‘ Mona Lisa’, the point is not about the woman but both of works are presented two women’s insight that no matter which angle to view the painting, the viewer can feel they are watching you at same moment. In this case, the observer not only from my side, the another perspective from the woman of painting is also observing us!

PB2 Reflection of video sketch 16

The video was filmed at aquarium when I observed these popular penguins. I did not target any one of them or actions, just moved my camera slightly to recorded the nature moment.

In my point of view, this is a sample video to present the relation between subjects and observer. Although most viewers only care about what images they want to record from their own perspective, these subjects (penguins) are also watching outside from their standpoint just rare people notice it. The perspective of observation is depend on which position that viewer stands to give it own opinion.