cut on exhale ft.  Liz Magic Laser

November 27, 2017

Recently I read in this article about editing and pacing in the medium of film as I was having a little trouble pacing together my shots Here :https://nofilmschool.com/2017/11/10-things-will-help-improve-pacing-your-scenes

 

 The article advised to drop music into the time line of the film in order to at least have something to edit to, which would allow one to be more decisive. So I wanted to give it a go to the sound to a audio track i had recorded earlier where by breath is slow at the beginning but speeds up into a heavy pant. I then decided to cut on every exhale of breath, allowing each clip to last for 10 seconds to begin with but speed up to every 1-2 seconds, And I found doing it this way stopped me from feeling as doubtful as I didn't have to think much about the duration of each clip, just simply listened every closely to each panted breath and cut the clips in intervals as precisely as I could. This gives the work a very intense energy and builds an uncomfortable tension watching it play back it almost feels like each breath threatens something drastic. The sounds of my breath feel so intimate and invasive, there is the occasional swallow or lip sounds that really start to make my skin crawl.

 

I want to try this with different combinations of clips and perhaps change colours in the shots, or even have a go at speeding up the frequency of the cuts by cutting on exhale and inhale! the clip right now is very short perhaps, I need a longer recording of regular breathing as I liked it with out the speed up bit too. I really like this method of having a consistent sound that lays out a pattern to create too, it would work just as well with a pendulum or a musical beet, I happen to prefer a organic breath sound. Doing this I am reminded of this performance created by Liz Magic Laser called 'the Digital Face', in which the movements of the performers seem to be mapped out by the camera shutter sound. 

 

 

 

 

 

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