A week ago I got my Canon 5D. I was so excited I started taking random pictures, mostly trying to focus on my hand moving around in front of the lens. I was trying to get the rhythm of what it’s like pointing and shooting with what feels like a much heftier camera than what I imagined it would be. I was about to trash all the photos to start taking ‘real’ pictures, but when scrolling rapidly through the images on the camera’s viewfinder, it almost looked like a little stop-motion movie. The next day I borrowed a tripod from Mary’s Dad. I also borrowed some of Mary’s collection of Day of the Dead figurines. I took some shots of them on the bathroom sink. After that, I pulled all the photos from both days into Final Cut and edited the running sequence of pictures to music.
The song was one I wrote and recorded a long time ago with acoustic and electric guitar on an old Tascam multitrack cassette recorder.
I put this together pretty quickly, just experimenting, but I think it came out pretty cool.