I really enjoyed the editing to the sound of my breath last week but when I did it I cut each clip precisely as possible in each clip and slotted them into to place to perfectly match the beat of my breath. Andy told me in a tutorial that there was a specialised editing method for cutting clips into a musical sequence. This Method is called 4 point editing. This involves selecting in and out points on the timeline that match the sounds and then importing a section from a clip to fill that specific section in the timeline aside from being easier, this method allows one to add an interesting effect. In order to fit a clip into the section selected one can tell the program to alter the speed of the clip to fit the section. This added a really interesting quality to the edits as I picked a single pan shot of my eye to place in the time line with each breath, as my breath in the sound track quickened, and therefor each cut was shortened, the program sped up the clip. The result was this one eye shot repeated with each breath, gradually getting faster as my breath quickened. This Built a rather wonderful tension in the film one that I really Liked and hope to further explore.
I also tried out some different ways of altering the sound. When using the arrow keys to move between frames in when the breath films I became interested in the quality of the sound it made. As the time slider moves along the timeline when the arrows are pressed it jumps from frame to frame playing the millisecond of sound that accompany that frame. This makes the breath sound shutter and distorted and less human. For some reason was really drawn to this shuttering breath, there is something uneasy about this twitchy sound that apples to me. So I recorded it coming out of the speakers with a mic and imported it onto my films. I think the shutter breath suits this visuals well. It inspired me to play with some more distorted effects I particularly liked echo, turbulence and liquefy. Echo creates lots of overlays a of the video creating echos of the image, timing correctly made them fit the shutters in the breathing so there was a shifting image accompanied the sound. I've become more and more interested in distorting my images, may it be in the dark, blurred, projected on grimy glass or edited to be ambiguous. Playing with how much I show allows people to make more of their own reading on the work and relate it more with themselves. I do believe the more figurative and clearly representational an image looks the less a viewer can relate to it. Almost like the ink blot tests in psychology as the image is ambiguous the viewer is more likely to look inwardly in order to make sence of the work, and considering I partly want one to accpted the animal elements with in themselves I think encoageing viewers to look inward is more and more apealing. In my more literal repesentaions of the big woman the viewer is clearly going to so another rather than themselves.