Seasonal Almanac

Limit of heat: raptor sacrifices birds (4 of 5)

February 23rd, 2009


[click on image to play video]

Lately, I have taken to sitting on my bed with my laptop in the early evening, catching up on correspondences and paper work. The window of the bedroom was open and a light breeze was blowing. I was struggling to understand some error messages on an online form when my ears slowly tuned to the roar of distant thunder. I looked up and saw a storm over the ocean. I went out to the balcony and watched the sheet lightening. Fifteen mintues later the house was hit by a violent downpour.

4 Responses to “Limit of heat: raptor sacrifices birds (4 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Petersham
    February 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    nice video, jo. sets up anticipation, for that one flash! reminded me a bit of remoscopes – (although not obeying all the rules of that form…)

  2. 2 jolaw
    March 5th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Interesting, I think apart from the audio my video here does obey all the rules of that form. I make many of these: one was of puzpuz and a dove that was trying to eat her food behind her back. It’s an intersting format – perfect for video postcard!

  3. 3 Eleanor
    March 15th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Wow, that pigeon clock is amazing! I’m interesting in how to use video to “draw” spatial/temporal (architectural?) conditions and remoscopes seem perfect.
    Is there a trick for PC users (other than buying a mac!) to see your videos? They never work for me! I had Quicktime Pro 7.5.5 and have just upgraded to 7.6 but it still doesn’t work. When I click on the image it just disappears.

  4. 4 jolaw
    March 15th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I make a lot of ‘still’ videos. I tend not to use camera movement unless what I am capturing warrants it. I wonder whether I am also bringing the confines of still photography to moving images. Incidentally, I just wrote a lecture on frame and framing. Temporally, I tend to associate time with mathematics. When I use my digital still camera to capture videos, I always do multiples of 15 seconds like 30, 45, 60, 90, I don’t know why.

    The video function here is a WordPress plug-in. I don’t think it’s platform specific. The still image is a link that points to an .mp4 file. Do you get a ‘Q’ at all? Sometimes it takes a little while to load. But I will test it on the PC at work.