12.19.2007

Creativity lives and breathes...

So I was asked if I wanted to do a video on Tom's Tavern as part of an advancer for the burger-joint's closing. I was sent a link to a new audio slide show site that had a cool idea (see the Santiago show) of shooting in one direction for a long period of time and having the audio reflect the different aspects.

Well, there really wasn't any room for me to plop down my camera and scope out one booth for an hour. Plus the owner's son wasn't real sure he wanted me to be around at the busiest time of the day. So I decided to take a bit different approach for the video. I wasn't so worried about following a certain person or thing through an arc of time. I basically shot some video, and some stills, of what I thought looked cool. Then I was just trying to grab some audio that reflected the news of the place closing a little, but not so worried about who was saying it.

You see, there's a lot of folks that don't want the place to close, but the family has decided that since the owner, Tom Eldridge, passed away earlier this year from brain cancer that it was time to shut the pub down. It was his pride and joy of nearly 48 years and they wanted it to end that way. Not under someone else, even family. So I wanted it to be more about what the place stood for an not about the people going there. Not sure I pulled that off, but nonetheless...

It was a lot of fun and some interesting learning experience working in post production. I can't wait to take my next step in finding new edges to blur.

2 comments:

Christopher Lawson said...

Good stuff. I love the approach and think it tells a pretty decent story. Definitely more edgy than anything else you've produced - keep that going.
It's funny, I was actually playing around with a similar approach to a couple ideas rolling around in my head. We'll see if anything comes out of me messing around.

Danny Holland said...

Great video! Like the style of using still frames. Think that you should continue using it on future projects, really combinds good photography with the spacial presence of the audio. The movement in the frames adds a lot more depth then just an audio slideshow.