in hive-158694 •  3 months ago  (edited)

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I've had this idea for a video rolling around in my head for quite some time, originally I wanted to dance and film my shadow on the wall and use that to create shapes and textures, but when doing a test shot I wasn't overly impressed. It looked a bit boring and not how I envisioned.

I decided I needed to bite the bullet and actually dance in front of the camera!

I used to dance quite a lot, I was a bit of a raver as a teenager but honestly it's been a while. I blasted some music and let the camera roll for a while and ended up having a really good time :)

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I shot this in my hallway using my cell phone for the video, and the mask was something I made a while back, so this pretty much cost me 0$ to make. I have to admit I kind of like this challenge of working with nothing and seeing what can come of it.

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The track is called Supra Programming made by the lovely @vachemorte. It has a great futuristic creepy sci-fi vibe. You can check him out on Spotify and of course here on Steem.

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I wanted to go for a 1970s/futuristic, spoopy, Lynchian feel. While filming I was trying to make as many shapes as possible with my body because I knew when I layered them with varying opacities it would create some fun new shapes.

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To get the shattered glass effect I used an app called EZ Glitch that can be found on the app stores.

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Track by: @vachemorte
Video by: @juliakponsford



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This looks super cool! It's so funny that I clicked on your post to watch the vid as I have the same Idea with the dancing shadow of mine in my mind for a few weeks. But now I'm not so sure anymore that it will come out as I imagine - lol. I might end up the same like you and dancing in front of the cam or I have to drop this idea - haha - anyway - great work! fits totally good with the music.

I Think the first time it popped into my head was a very sunny day and the lights were making multiple shadows, I just couldn't recreate it. Maybe in the summer, we have barely any daylight here now. 😂

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I might give it a try with those very bright spotlights they use to work on construction. Or yes - as you say outside in the summer - I made already cool shadow pictures in the dunes - that also could work...

This is pretty mesmerizing and slightly haunting ( in a good way ). I'm not sure what would happen if I'd watch this before sleep.

Thanks Vincent, keep it spoopy :p

It reminds me of a series that I saw since I was little. I liked it, it is quite striking and spectacular. Although I will not lie to you, I thought you would sing. It would be genius for another video to hear her voice, dancing like that : D

Thanks, I'd love to know what that series is haha!

really cool

I love this!!!! The layering and the fractured images are wonderful. Your dance get a completely different emotional expression through these techniques (and the music) Gone is all the sweetness replaced by a floating uncertainty, the feeling that something will happen, anything....

Thanks for your nice comments and I have to thank you for submitting a performance dance video because it gave me that last push to do it after thinking about it for a while <3 Happy holidays!

wow, this is amazing Julia... and I just love that it was filmed 'in the hallway on your phone'...

Thanks and Yeahhh I have lots of experience working on a shoestring budget 😂 it's kind of a constraint but it really makes you think outside the box.

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interesting. fun edit

Thanks Bill! Wasn't too tricky to edit just chopping a lot of teeny tiny blocks and rearranging them lol

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Very nice moves, the gifs are really art pure.

aww thanks so much Marian0!

How cool is that, all these Steem collaborations! This one is great, I love how you played with those shadows and edited to get this end result. Lovely! I hope to see more of these appear in the future ;)

Thanks Anouk, it was really fun to make!

Sweet! Well done the both of you. The Track has a very 'Boards of Canada' feel which I like.

Thanks I really love boards of canda!

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Very alluring dance I must say

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