I’ve decided to post my old work. In part for this is for reflection. It also serves to give these things a home. I figure I can post these each week for posterity if nothing else. Hopefully this doesn’t get too embarrassing. First up is this homemade Nicolas Jaar video.
Once upon a time, I was able to edit videos. I have never been a good photographer, but editing is something I was ok at. Here is a video that I put together for a college assignment. It’s set to the music of Nicolas Jaar. My brother can be heard at the start asking what is wrong with you?
This came about as I excitedly showed him the four corners edition of Dracula I was reading. In it Van Helsings parts are in Akzidenz Grotesk. This is an antecedent to the famous Helvetica. I think it is a nice design consideration. Akzidenz Grotesk was released the year before Dracula was published. He wasn’t impressed. I think the full sentence is: What is wrong with you, it’s just text? This made me laugh, so I kept it.
Putting it together.
Recorded on an ipod touch while commuting, I can place myself as working in Graphic Mint at the time due to the footage of Harcourt Street. The video has movement but little else. I am not a good photographer by any stretch. So, I relied on editing to make it interesting. Putting it in black and white worked as a stylistic thing, and also served to hide the crappy resolution better.
I cobbled this video together in a day before it was due. It is overlong, and you can almost see where I run out of ideas/footage. I think there was a length imposed for the assignment that I needed to meet, but there is no way I will go and reedit this. It exists with flaws. Like everything.