I was making one of those trendy videos of your shoes as you’re walking when something crazy started happening on campus. I had just gotten lunch at Blackstone when the screams broke out, then there were flashes of strange light all around me. I had to find a safe space and I had to find it QUICK. Somehow, I was able to capture the process but through the angle of looking at my shoes.
This video was made for the “Where do your shoes take you?” assignment. This assignment was perfect to produce for the HCC media wall! Since sound wasn’t necessary, I had fun making a coherent story just from the video.
It was weird how self-conscious I was pointing my phone at my feet while walking, especially when I had to record while a lot of people were around or record my feet in a desk (and everyone was early to class that day to study for the test we’ll be taking). It was fun editing though. I liked matching up my steps across different clips, so that even if it were a jump cut it would have a sense of cohesion. The sweet ambient music I found on freesound worked well and wasn’t too distracting.