Horizontal Absence.

I’ve been listening to this non-stop lately ever since I watched the Oscars.

After traveling to Cedar Key to collect underwater sounds for my latest project, I re-discovered that mixing audio is very difficult. I was able to salvage some of the sounds off the dock which precariously held my laptop but overall I had to do a lot of mixing with found sounds and the like.

I decided to change the aspect ratio of the video since I wanted it to create a panoramic feel and have the viewer truly not feel where the horizon begins and ends. With this idea in mind, the video is quite a bit longer than what I usually produce so the viewer feels the absence and gets immersed within the image.

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Horizon Lines

First week into school, my classmates and I went on a “field trip” to Seahorse Key, one of the Wildlife refuge islands off of Cedar Key. We didn’t have a specific project in mind when going there but we had to formulate an idea and shoot lots of footage before the end.

Shooting on Water

I decided to work with horizon lines because they are really interesting if you think about where they end and how you could possibly measure them. Because our project had the theme of “mapping” I thought of how people try to control this horizon with markers and points. When really the ocean is constantly shifting and showing us we are very wrong.

Below are some shots I took with my camera in between shooting. It was astoundingly beautiful and I hope to have my project up soon.Horizon Line IMG_9300