My concept is drawn from the lacuna I wrote about for my first blog post. Exploring blindness through film could open a lot of doors for interesting abstract cinematography. Some ways we could potentially work with this idea would be to work closely with audio and audio editing, then explore how the sounds we create could potentially be interpreted in ways other than those who can see would interpret it. We would have to experience the objects we create noises with without our own sight and gain a new perspective to create interesting imagery.
An example of a way sound can be portrayed as patterns – a possible way we could create imagery:
A potential option we have could be to work with synesthesia, for example the kind where sound appears as colour, and create imagery where we interpret sound in the form of abstract colour – possibly even as a projection.
Another way we could interpret the concept would be to create images that combine frozen frame with moving elements – in the style of a cinemagraph. The elements that move could be the ones that have the dominant sound, the rest frozen and eventually fading away. If we edited this with interesting image composition and creative cutting it could be really interesting.
Brusspup 2013, Amazing Resonance Experiment!, videorecording, Youtube, viewed 5 April 2017, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJAgrUBF4w>
Burg, K. & Beck, J. 2017, Cinemagraphs, viewed 5 April 2017, <http://cinemagraphs.com/>
Dombal, R. 2014, What the Hell Is Synesthesia and Why Does Every Musician Seem to Have It?, Pitchfork, The Pitch, viewed 5 April 2017, <http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/229-what-the-hell-is-synesthesia-and-why-does-every-musician-seem-to-have-it/http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/229-what-the-hell-is-synesthesia-and-why-does-every-musician-seem-to-have-it/>
Seeker 2015, What’s It Like To Hear Colors? – A VR 360° Synesthesia Experience, videorecording, Youtube, viewed 5 April 2017, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrBAysVef0>
Wikipedia 2017, Cinemagraph, viewed 5 April 2017, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinemagraph>