25/08/2015-Managed to get out the door today…on time, cloud cover wasn’t great. This was even after a thunderstorm earlier in the day. After experimenting with trees, clouds and industry - today I decided to experiment with the storm water canals that wind their way through Newcastle. They have excellent lines of symmetry; this is why I thought they would make an excellent subject. I live near a school with a canal that runs past it, there is a lot of bird activity that I thought would be good for movement and sound. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of great light, but I can cobble together a piece from the footage shot. This piece can be used as a demonstration to show why capturing light in a particular way is important. The wind was an issue, and I forgot to set the shutter speed correctly for the first couple of shots. As I stated in my previous diary entry, today I wanted to experiment with frame rate again. For this piece I used nothing but 25fps or the PAL standard, however, this experiment I am running with frame rate is not going to yield the data I need to make a conclusion, because Vegas Video or the lite version only allows me to render up to 30fps. After viewing the footage, I pieced it together, although there are a number of shots that are 'beautiful' - it’s too dull in others. One of the ideas I am using is the sunset, which creates a temporal time frame for the 'paintings'. The audio, whilst has moments of beauty, I mixed the granular layer too low.