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#1 Daniel Ponga

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:17 PM

I did my first attempt at directing a music video for an english songwriter in France.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=vL-DjKGCmEY

I shot with a Canon 600D in the forest and mostly shot everything at 50fps to do some slow motion since I thought it would go right with the song. 

Also played the song at a high speed so that in postproduction the singer would be singing at the right tempo but with everything else in slow motion.

Besides the shots from the story, I made my guy sing in a close up, in a mid shot from below, and also filmed the guitar in a close up


Edited by Daniel Ponga, 06 December 2016 - 05:21 PM.

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#2 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:12 PM

Hey Daniel,
In short, a fine achievement.  I think Tristan would love Dylan!  Does love him.  And there is no shame there.  Dylan loved Guthrie etc.  The path of duty proceeds though history. This unfoldment,  effusion,  connection to historical roots is very meaningfull.  otherwise Tristan would just be modern ecclectic tourist.  But I don't feel so.  So congrats.  If I am wrong,  and Tristan is a calculated vector from some music executive then just ignore all I'm saying.

 

Film makers of Dylan's early era...recall music film (MTV) of Dylan in Subterranean Homesick Blues
https://www.youtube....Zvx0......often used image and sound freely.  Not bounded by the syncronous sound thing...The moving lips talking...You do also,  for the most part,  and I enjoy that very much...

 

In your MTV clip,  I much enjoy the direct connection between deeper emotion expressed in the song, and percieved image.  It may be clear by now,  that this,  in my opinion,  is subversive to the common modality today.  You have a direct connection between the evoked notions in the song and the images seen.  This is simple and powerful.

 

Many more thoughts,  but time is fleeting,  very quick.


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#3 Daniel Ponga

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:24 AM

Hello Greg 

Thanks for the comment and the feedback. Tristan is very much an independent singer/songwriter. You must have a very fine ear because Bob Dylan is actually one of his favorite artists. You can find him on http://tristanfaulkner.com/ 

 

What I tried to do with the story was to show a guy looking for this girl, giving the idea that there was a physical and metaphorically temporal distance between the characters, implying that this girl isn't really there, and at the end he never could find her. Of course, its way too complicated for me to express that to an audicience through a music video, but I think they got the idea.


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