Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 150 - Fridge Door

Thought of the day: Today I took some videos for a family.  It was an interesting experience as I had not taken many videos before.  I learned a number of things for sure.  For example, I found out, to my surprise, that the real life could go through some subtle transformations when they were transported onto the screen.  The same scene or dialogue could appear more or less beautiful, more or less poignant, depending on how you record it.  By changing the lighting, the composition, and the surroundings, you could change the mood of the video.  Editing could make a difference too, by using different background music, cutting out different footage, and doing sequencing differently.  So taking videos is pretty similar to taking photos, in the sense that you can make the recording reflect your view of the reality.  Just like what a photographer can do with photos, a videographer can record beyond what the naked eyes can see.  He can cut through the surface and record the essence of reality as seen by the eyes of the heart and mind.  That definitely makes video taking interesting for me.

Photo of the day:

Friend's fridge door - random but precious snapshots of everyday life.

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