Friday, October 24, 2008

this is me my home my sea my song


The North Wind Blew South from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.


thank you keith loutit, thank you.

13 comments:

meli said...

that's awesome!

good luck with the writing...

meggie said...

Simply gorgeous.
I really like the moon.

Good luck with your writing.

ganching said...

What a fantastic little film. Such a simple idea yet so effective. I loved the wedding scene and the people swimming in the outdoor pool.

Regulus said...

Wow. Cool.

And I got my answer as to what the "Man in the Moon" looks like from your part of the Southern Hemisphere -- he is sort of rolled on his side.

Were all of those actual images of the world going by or was any of it some kind of animation. The wedding scene almost didn't look real.

handmaiden said...

beautiful video. I love how everything is shot from far away & speeded up. Great effect.

fifi said...

so beautiful, isn't it. Its shot right here, just near to where I sit right now.
The shots of north head, when the ship goes by out to sea, I like that part best.

From what I can see, he has created a timelapse video, and then applied a perspective shift and some kind of focal specificity.
If you look on google streetmaps, there is a function to change the angle,ie, heighten your viewpoint. but it's an artificial shift. I think he has used the same thing, which creates that sense of miniature-ness and artificiality.

I'm so glad you all liked it: it was almost like someone had caught the essence of my self and my location, even the song. Nice.

Regulus said...

Very interesting.

But there was one other aspect that I noticed: the clouds do not appear to move much and given a time lapse -- minutes speed by in those harbor and coastline scenes -- one would expect that.

Kirti said...

sadly our connection here is very slow when it comes to downloading so I take everyone's word as to the beauty of that video! Thanks for your comment Fifi, I hadn't intended to mention any of our personal stuff at all but I'm glad i did because moral support is a beautiful thing! Wonderful previous post. Keep channeling those wonderful words and you'll see the world from your desk...

handmaiden said...

You will probably think this weird.
I have to say the video reminds me of when I was a kid. One of my favorite pastimes was to lay in front of an Ant hill & mull over all my problems, while watching the energetic little Ants running back & forth. Sometimes I would drop a tiny pebble on the entrance to the ant hill & watch them as they frantically busied themselves moving it, or I would drop a dead insect or a crumb of bread close by & watch them struggle to pull it down the hole.
When I think about it now, it's as if I suspended time or something. Maybe it's only because I was a child & fascinated & could focus on the activity in front of me & not all my problems. I think maybe that is why I have always loved insects.

I also love to be around people that make me think. :)

Regulus said...

I really like this song and video. I may actually post this in a blog entry. The song is enchanting and the time-lapse with the strange perspective and I can't quite figure out (in one respect it doesn't look real yet it obviously is) is fascinating.

fingers said...

That was so cool, Fifi.
It really is a spectacular harbour we live on.
Did you see me zooming past in the 'Chick Magnet' at the 50-second mark...

Regulus said...

Ha ha

fifi said...

handmaiden, that doesn't sound weird.


Fingers, do you mean that big tanker? Wave next time.
Tis beautiful indeed, I never get sick of it.
There were packs of whales on the weekend, i hope you didnt run any over.