A few days ago I finished production on the video I have been working on. I plunged headlong into the post-production phase on Wednesday. It’s definitely bringing back some memories. I’m really excited about digging in with a digital razor.
Thus far I have encountered the requisite issues inherent in using cracked software to accomplish a task I haven’t attempted in almost 2 years. I was admittedly nervous about working in Final Cut Pro for the first time in a goodly while. But once I was able to open and update the app, the controls quickly started feeling comfortable again.
I have about 3 hours of HD video between the live action stuff shot by my friends at HNP and the screen captures I have done over the past few weeks. The goal is to cut it down to around 3 minutes. The more I look at it, the longer I think it will take to fit everything in coherently. I have developed a plan of attack for the early stages of the editing process. But I’m really nervous about pulling off the split screen narrative thing. The narrative will be driven primarily by the “dialog” portrayed in the screen capture portion, and the video will depict me acting as something of a Greek Chorus, gaping at the strange goings-on.
Let’s call it an experiment in my ability to depict a Human Computer Interaction…quite literally.
My mind hasn’t been abuzz with intersecting plot lines and narrative celluloid twists for a while now. But I have a video project to put together for my Society, Technology, and Culture class. The project (along with a little liminal free time) has given me a little inspiration.
I have been thinking a lot about bio-technology and cognitive changes over time. Plenty of literature and studies have been done looking in to how our cognitive mapping and synaptic connections can be modified. For my little movie, I want to look in to how we are re-wiring our synapses on a daily basis.
Computers and the web are giving us infinite possibilities for knowledge acquisition and retrieval. I have to wonder whether our bodies are ready for the intellectual hyperactivity navigating the web enables within us. Or are we going to reach a system overload somewhere down the line?
I will be adding links to relevant literature soon, but for now, here’s a PhotoShop thought of what I have in mind.
I usually like to come up with odd titles for my posts, but the title of this article is just too good. C-Net — as per usual — does an excellent job of looking at the myriad networking and dating sites specifically devoted to tech nerds. And for the extra nerdly, many of these sites focus specifically on members of the Trekkie community.
-still living on the holodeck