Moshe Ladanga

Video work

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This is a short clip of a sequence I made for the film. I realized that the forms that I captured and manipulated in FinalCutPro were indicative of this theme of deconstruction/revelation in all my work. The abstraction is an effort to reveal motion, to work towards an alternative way of perceiving the image. The elliptic progression of the black&white image on the colored forms needs to be developed more, and maybe integrated visually with the color with the addition of animated elements, such as rough black lines.

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This one is another clip from a work-in-progress, a transitional sequence that goes from color to black&white. The progression of the transformation is done through a series of camera motions, and the mirror filter acts like a symmetrical force, an effort to bring the chaos to order. The risk here is in terms of film rhythm is that the symmetry brings the energy to a stop, a peak. I’m still studying how to convey the sense of symmetrical imposition without this effect, this “tada” effect.

When I was back home in the Philippines, I shot some footage to experiment with the camera. This was captured in extreme close-up, with a stuttered shutter to convey the rhythm of the rain. When I brought the clip in to FinalCutPro, I tinkered with the frame rate and added modulation to the color grading. It’s a bit short though, but the footage is a minute long, and I think I can stretch it to 20mins with slo-mo. In terms of film language, this is one area I want to explore- the extension of time, the zen-like stillness, and the subtle changes in color. Maybe in such footage, the deconstructions I want to do will be more seen, and be more understood.

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Written by mosheladanga

October 14, 2007 at 3:06 PM

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  1. I like your work – we seem to think in terms of abstract concepts and perceptions of the obvious. Seriously, I think you make things rather than talk, which gets my respect.

    John Williams

    October 21, 2007 at 6:54 PM


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