11/09/2015-I raced out the door today after seeing some magnificent cloud formations. Unfortunately, this was after I had seen these clouds fifteen minutes earlier. I need to stop being so anal and drop everything I am doing when this occurs. Even though I got some nice footage it could have been better. I wanted to shoot this piece high up and believed the rail crossing near my house would be a good locale…unfortunately I forgot about the high fences. After my last meeting with supervisor, where he stated he would like a piece with nothing but clouds, I decided to oblige - although I did add a couple of tiny framing shots. By sheer coincidence some RAF planes shot overhead, and I managed to capture this both sonically and visually. In editing, I did the previous evenings Purple Haze 1 first. This was a five shot sequence using high angle shots to obscure the location - this was outside the town hall in the CBD of Newcastle. I think there is a difference in 24fps and 30fps - you can see it in some of the detail. More experiments are needed though. There is also the water fountain shot where I experimented with different shutter speeds, and again although it’s subtle there is some difference in the overall aesthetic. More experiments are needed. Although I keep saying I have mastered the granular process…I keep discovering new ideas and techniques, I tend to have the manual open whilst I sculpt the sound at the moment.
Please see sidebar for videos: Purple Haze 1 and Clouds 6