Thursday, February 26, 2009

Glorifying the mundane with accessible new media

I've always been of the firm opinion that there's beauty to be found in what most people would find mundane. Too many people rush through live without actually stopping to have a look around. It appears that the users of YouTube may appreciate where I'm coming from. To find out just how easy it is to make a short, relatively mundane set of clips seem interesting I grabbed some of the video I shot using my cheap digital camera whilst on holiday in Dorset and shoved it all in Windows Movie maker. To iron out the sound I got a little help from Sam over at the 200albums blog who found me the perfect track to overdub the video with. In total this video took about twenty minutes to make. Give it a watch and decide for yourself if cheap digital cameras, windows movie maker and YouTube can indeed help find the beauty in the mundane!