1 second Video

20 Feb

The Assignment was to make a one second video that tells a story.  This sort of constraint presents an interesting challenge that can have surprising outcomes.  I chose to use a 1 second video of my Friend Jacob.  In this video he is simply being Himself.  It’s strange how sometimes a single second can tell you more about a person than knowing someone for a long time.  Not to say that you don’t know your best friends or Family better than any other person but a single second has some sort of honesty behind it.  A second is enough time to see something but just short enough to not judge a person.  There is also something nostalgic about seeing a second long clip, it sort of makes you try to imagine what was happening in that given situation and lets you relate to it in how you perceive it.  I’m not sure if my video is the best example of all this but the Video that inspired the assignment is definitely a good example of how 1 second can be nostalgic in a sense.

2 Responses to “1 second Video”

  1. lockmantuj February 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM #

    Link to original ds106 assignment?

  2. John Johnston March 18, 2012 at 8:42 PM #

    This makes me wonder about quite a few things:
    Differences between 1 second video & image
    Jacob doesn’t look where he is going
    Jacob is like a different person to the one in the still image, more innocent perhaps
    There is an energy/rhythm in the clip which would be hard to catch in a still
    Nice one!

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