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WOLFSGART 12 | 2022 | UpperLevelSociety Media
Upper Level Society aftermovie for Wolfsgart 12. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed making this edit! It's always a great time at Wolfsgart and all the cars are such an awesome display. Special thanks to my boys and girls @upperlevelsociety
Up, Up, and Away | Creative Media Capstone Project | Cappadocia, Turkey
/// This was an installation in the Champlain College Gallery, in Burlington, VT in April 2022. As the viewer walks through the curtains, the film is projected from behind, with speakers on the left and right. There was a space heater, and a light, to mimic the heat and light of the fire from the hot air balloon. /// Enter the curtains, and immediately become immersed in the projection of “Up, Up, and Away”, an auditory, thermoreceptive, and visual hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey. The whirling dervishes of Turkey spin in circles for minutes on end, dissociating into a trance state, and transcending from reality, meditating alongside the spiritual Sufi music. Mevlânâ (Rumi), a 13th-century Persian poet, originally created the practice for the weekly remembrance of God. As it later formed, it became the ritual of releasing the ego and being spiritually reborn to the truth. Juxtaposed to the dervishes, the motion of the hot air balloon reflects the release of control through the mere incapacity to steer. The experience of riding in the balloon becomes a three-hour meditation of its own, with the only option of ascending and descending, dawn to daylight. This meditation is condensed to seven minutes; crawling through the air of Cappadocia, as the incorporeal Sufi music guides you along. “[Sufism] is the dimension of Islamic mysticism that transports the seeker on the path of spiritual attainment into higher states of consciousness that promise spiritual intoxication (wajd) and a unique and intimate union, even annihilation (fanāʾ ), in the supreme being. This emotional expression of faith is intensified and externalized in elaborate forms of meditation…” -Irene Markoff
When Life Gives You Lemons, Build Drones.
What can I say, the hobby of FPV has completely taken over my life. The combination of videography, remote control, building, and obviously flying checks all the boxes for me. It's been almost a year since I've started, and I've got no plans to stop. With that said, I will continue to produce art that is meaningful to me, as well as these awesome need for speed moments. I don't want to constantly post drone videos here so please check out my FPV channel where I will have the more regular videos of flying: VTFPV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azTSE9RGGz8 Hope you enjoy it! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Specs: Digital: 6S Stack: MAMBA F405 MK2 Frame: iFlight LH5 Motors: XING Camo Unibell 2207 1800kv Goggles+VTX: DJI V2 + Air Unit Azure JohnnyProps 4838x3 Radiomaster TX16s Crossfire + Crossfire Diversity Reciever, 2X Immortal T Hero 8 + ND32
Final creative for CRE350. This film is dedicated to creating an emotional and metaphysical response. The purpose of this film was not to purposefully convey an idea, but to psycho-internalize a global feeling of "visual texture." I desire as the music develops for viewers to feel this "visual texture" and try to understand the magnitude of the moving image. An unintended goal would be to look up from your goddamn phones sometimes.
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