I did pick up my camera again about a year ago. A new one as a matter of fact since I had to let go of my awesome previous one. (yes, totally part of the story of our bold move to Tahiti). I have been picking it up almost daily to take photos, to document the 52 Project, to make sure memories would be printed on paper, and a few months ago, to start shooting videos again. I have been documenting 2 friends in their journey to opening their very own cafe here on Maui. The video is still in process, voice-over, editing, a lot needs to be done but it does help fulfill a deep desire in me to not let go of this medium. More videos are being planed, I only have to become a master at time managing. (By the way, the tattoos got into 5 more stores today..yeehaw!). But I'm loving all of these ideas becoming real projects.
Meanwhile there is one thing that I have never stopped doing is watching more and more videos. I am not talking about theatre-movie-type of videos (doesn't fit quite well in my time-masteurizing-program), rather shorts, lots of shorts, ideally 2 to 8 minutes. Those are the ones I fall for. I love how a powerful/beautiful/moving/emotional/fun/satiric, whatever it is and it can be all at once but I love how a story can be amazingly told in such a short time. And I love finding the inspiration while watching it. I love how you can teach yourself so much just by having your eyes wide opened and connected to the appropriate side of your brain. I love to be taken by surprise in the best way. If I love a video I can watch it over and over again. I tend to do the same with music. There's some kind of a pattern here.
Like Knows Like is an ongoing documentary film series created by filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper.
I have watched all of their videos, loved all of them but I really wanted to share their latest one on Artist Beth Cavener. The way they edited it mixing motion & stills, the colors and photography, the sound...all about it got my eyes and ears widening as the video played. One I will watch again and surely learn a lot from doing so.