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02 September 2011

3 Linear Concepts

This is for some ISOCS students who may be thinking of making a video in the near future:


Text from the Vimeo page:
"3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films....= a trip of a lifetime..move, eat, learn"


What makes this video seem so interesting? Did you notice the pacing - how the cuts match the music exactly? The use of perspective, and the use of a single line of site? Did you follow the 3 "linear concepts" of the film - movement, learning and food?

I looked for the other videos from this journey, and found the other two parts of the three linear concepts referred to above, in the first video's description:




These were made as advertisements for a travel company in Australia.  Do they make you want to move, learn and eat? travel? make videos?

P.S. I also had to do a little research on "a terabyte of footage".  "The terabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix tera means 1012 in the International System of Units (SI), and therefore 1 terabyte is 1000000000000bytes, or 1 trillion (short scale) bytes, or 1000 gigabytes." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terabyte)   Which means?
"The first 20 years worth of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope has amassed more than 45 terabytes of data."
"One terabyte of audio recorded at CD quality will contain around 2,000 hours of audio. "
"Released in 2009, the 3D animated film Monsters vs. Aliens used 100 TB of storage during development."