I’m thinking about lots of things lately . I got some ideas about creating a composition about the city using the city as a sound source. I’ll probably try a doing a little proof-of-concept test piece first to see how that would work.
I’ve also been working on making a homemade Steadicam using two gyroscopic devices (or actually two devices as gyroscopes). The tricky part is construction materials and keeping the cost down under $50 and building it to be solid enough to want to put my camera on it.
It’s funny with all this digital equipment around, I can stop thinking about ways to use it in analog ways. I can’t help feeling that even though its great to have access to the clean and arcuate digital world provided by computers, there’s still an element of freedom missing. It’s like I can bake a cake and even though it could be any kind of cake it will always be and alway end up being a digitally formulated cake.
“I guess I miss my old cake!” – he says staring at his old 30-year-old Editall 1/4 ” tape editing cutting block.