Moving Pictures

Scenes from the seaside

I have to make video classes for my students because they aren’t yet allowed to come to university. It’s easily three times as much work as preparing for regular classes and I hate looking at myself in the monitor for hours on end.(1) I think I once read that you can drive yourself mad by staring at yourself in a mirror. I can tell you that looking at yourself on a video screen has the same effect. Ugh.

So, to take a break from making videos I went out to the seaside the other day and . . . made a video. I’m not in it, so it’s not too bad. I’m pleased with this first attempt, though it’s not very exciting. I basically made my usual photographs but timed the video so that things came into and out of the frame. I haven’t attempted any camera movements yet so the scenes are a bit static. Still, it’s good fun to make and I want to try again. I hope you enjoy my first go at moving pictures.

(1) I shouldn’t complain. Lots of people around the world aren’t working right now and can’t leave their homes.

4 thoughts on “Moving Pictures”

  1. That worked for me. I like the static video look – it’s very filmy. At one stage I thought we were going to see the same guy walking off the bridge-but then he morphed into mother and child 🙂

    It’s good you can work through this hellish thing…though motivation for your students must be low, I should think.

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    1. Hmm, my first continuity error? 🙂
      Judging by the amount amount of homework submitted, I would say student motivation is very low. A couple of students told me they like lying in bed and just casually watching videos of teachers droning on. Bastards. 🙂

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      1. Students around the world may be of different race and colour, but they are all of one creed. 🙂
        I remember going to Malaysia and eating at the food court in Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market. There were gangs of schoolgirls there eating and talking. The uniforms were different, some wore the Muslim scarves on their head, the skin colour was different, and the language was different, but the body poses, facial expressions, and tones of speech were exactly the same as Korean schoolgirls. Some things are universal . . . . I imagine I could see the same scene in Northern Ireland.

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