This film is almost a minute and a half. The footage is from the summer. I used the ‘comic cool’ effect in Final Cut Pro to get the cartoon like look. I like how it abstracts the figure and background and makes it feel otherworldly. The movement of the grass and leaves reminds me of Tove Jansson’s drawings of Moominland.
I downloaded the music for this film from the Free Music Archive. There was a helpful presentation on sound from a fellow student at Queen Mary’s this week which reminded me that it can be soothing to listen to background noise that has been slowed down. In this clip I experimented with slowing down the footage and leaving the background noise of the traffic in. As the audio slows down the sound becomes deeper and stranger which suits HALA’s rituals which are unexplained. I wonder what she is doing?