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POVOV – playing with point of view

I’ve been out of the loop for a month now. I apologize and vow to make up ground. A lot has happened, including great encounters at fmx09 and a two-week submergence into the Red Sea. I took my laptop along and managed the impossible – I did no work. I just played. Evenings I sat on the patio and dabbled with the videos I’d made that day with our Sea&Sea camera.


One result is this experiment I call POVOV. You have to imagine myself suspended, fighting with limited breath and a viscous environment that is swaying back and forth. The content is the story, the inner frame is the story-teller and the outer frame is you, the audience. It tingles my brain the way the inner frame’s motion (which is nothing more than a stabilization artefact) reveals information about my position and orientation, which influences your reception of the story. And makes this relevant to NPR and film-making in general.

Click the image to view and send your feedback if so inspired!

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Paul Hartsuyker says:

Always good to see where your mind is traveling, glad to hear that you gave yourself a break to “re-charge” sounds like a fine time. Looking forward to whatever news on the NPR development field, as it moves along.
I clicked on the link for the Red Sea POVOV but it did not resolve to show me the video? My error or system?
Just thought to let you know.

admin says:

Hi Paul,
thanks for that! I had accidentally dragged the video to a sub-directory. Its back now. Have a look!
More about NPR and the FMX in the coming weeks.

drip | david’s really interesting pages… says:

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