Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Another vacation, another "beat vignette". This one is me walking into Placa Catalunya in Barcelona. I love videos of walking through crowds. I have a few similar shots that are especially cool from NYC. This was shot with my favorite little camera, the Harinezumi, which is excellent for shooting inconspicuously due to it's small size. I loved some of the still frames of people looking at me, as well as some people just framed well in passing, so I decided to accentuate that, it almost makes for a 'where's Waldo' effect. The music it self is a modified version an older track of mine called "Streets Empty". Interesting technical note is the live drum samples come from when I was interning at Arlyn studios, and are some great room mic recordings done with a U87 in the main room which is nice and "woody".
Below are the stills that are at the beginning of the video. I think each has a rather cool composition about it. I love the girl looking right at the camera and the confused looking couple that seem to be melting into the glare. Also, I really dig the man making the classic 'searching' gesture, which I am sure is just meant to block the sun, but I like to think of him as a wayward traveler, and he kind of reminds me of Rick Steves. The last shot I just like the guys candid face and the frame composition of the background.