This video was compiled from mismatched footage, edited in FCP7. I wanted to exploit the rich colors, as well as the surreal, unstable “falling” feeling of the footage. Experimenting with filters and compositing effects in FCP to collage the layers into an exploration about time, timelessness, death, detachment and immortality of art.
The footage is from trips I’ve taken to England and Germany, inspired by my great love of medieval history. The music is from the medieval Langue d’Oc tradition, as performed by Owain Phyfe, a gifted artist who very sadly passed away earlier in the fall of 2012. I’m dedicating this video as a tribute to his artistry, and the continuance of the role of Troubadour.
Incidentally, the root of the word “troubadour” is the latin “trobar”, which means “to find”. Perfect for a project which emerged from tying together scattered bits of video, re-telling my memories, and inspired music. See more details about the history of troubadours, and Owain Phyfe, at my blog Art in Transit.