Editing Theory: Visual Poem
For this poem visualization project I picked "Running
" by Gil Scott-Heron. Because of the wonderful rhythm created from the beat and the spoken words, I wanted to focus on the editing and the sound of the piece. I went with an abstracted visualization of the poem with hints of some literal representations, for example when the words "as I see it now" is heard, the viewers sees the liquid in the form of an eye. I experimented with Ferro Fluid
(home made and pre made) combining it with different liquids like water and milk to create the different abstracted shapes. Using a magnet under the plate I could animate the fluids. In the editing process, I tried different techniques like match action, graphic match, split screen, and other editing techniques I just learned.
Here are some of the unused footage turned into short gifs.
B Roll gif set 1
B Roll gif set 2
Special thanks to Daniel Rosenberg
for letting me use his printer ink and focal length extensions.
AE+Premiere Pro+Canon T2i