STUDIO: FIRST

This weekend I worked for the first time in a professional video studio. There was not too much of a difference other then I did not have to wait for the sunlight and had total control of lighting and background in post. I still shot all the footage on my Canon T2i w/ 50mm 1.4f fixed lens but because everything was controllable the shoot time went very fast and everything came together nicely. The sequential order of the images make the process look easier than it was to edit all the elements together. It was nice to experience a new way of working with video and editing, and to work with someone who is just as excited about making the ideas come to life as you are.

I’m hoping in the next couple of weeks I can shoot and edit together the transitional shots for the end of this video sequence.

Video shoot was on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

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Pineapple to Sugar

The ¬†imagery in the work Pineapple Girl Series will transform from a pineapple into sugar. The idea comes from the pineapple and sugar plantations in Hawaii and how my father ‘s family worked on both after migrating to Hawaii in the late 1920’s. I am interested in the visual of disintegration that references the culture of Hawaii slowly disintegrating due to the effects of colonization and commercialization of the Islands. It also reminds me of how my past relatives’ cultural histories and traditions ¬†have slowly dematerialized through me a 3rd generation American Asian woman tied to no place or peoples. Video shooting for this project should start this month. This will be the first video work shot in a professional studio using a green screen and implementing Adobe After Effects to edit the work.

Dole Maze