The editing is coming along great! I am just waiting for the music from a local Parisian musician named Mo Zimo. She is actually going to create a song just for the video! I am pretty excited to hear her sample.
I am trying to make the video a little more ambigious , its very didactic and needs some mystery. Technically, this piece is the most advance yet. I have used mulitple clips, changed the pitch, added many filters and transitions and even sampled some stock footage. I have really gained a lot more knowledge on the FCP, which is fantastic!
The greatest challenge though is to keep the viewers attention for the whole duration of the video, I had done several different takes from different angles and the constant movement, is very interesting. I did about 4-5 takes of the video and it took me about 7 hours to shoot so I have a lot of footage to work with.
One thing I still haven't done is the photo series which I really want to do and will complete before I go. The main problem is that I need an assistant which is difficult to find as the people I have met here are all very busy and well they have been very helpful, some beyond my expectations. But I will get at least a few pictures done and there is one project that I will be doing on my own. I aim to finish that one. I will post those pics and the entire video on the blog.
I have really been thinking about posting the video on Youtube. The only problem is that its very controversial and I fear that it may be taken the wrong way, but I am thinking about providing a brief artist statement to occupany the video so that people understand my position. During my process, I have been considering that it may go on Youtube, so I have been very careful to create a piece that is Youtube appropriate.I have been been very critical and I hope that it shows in the work.