9.10.09

home movies

Finally, here's the little movie I shot while I was back home this summer in the San Juans. I set it to "Curls" by Girls, a simple, beautiful song.



I wish I could show you all how good this looks on actual film sent through a projector. I lost about 95% of the colors and clarity as a result of the transfer from Super8 to digital, since I could only afford the cheapest method...but heck, you get the idea anyways! Regardless, it was a fun experiment, and now I know my camera works, which was the real goal. Everything else is just gravy, baby.

Happy weekend!!

41 comments:

elizabeth said...

oh my god, this is one of the best things i have seen in a while. those flowers! i love the shot of your shadow out of the back of a truck. and the feet shot. ugh i love them all.

Amelia said...

This is sooooo beautiful! Even without 95% of the colors and clarity. All the shots are just gorgeous and set the mood perfectly. You really have a great eye for this sort of thing. :)

Jessica said...

Oh my good golly gosh...this is just about the best thing I've ever seen!! It's beautiful in every which way...the colors, the film, the scenes, the music...Oh dear. You're the coolest gal around, Siri! xx

meena meena said...

thanks for sharing that with us, i really liked it! i think the best bits were with the berries. what a wonderful place to summer. i thoroughly enjoyed that.

Antonio Barros said...

Woow! The film is amazing! Editing is perfect! I loved it!!!
How did you do it???? I want too!

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alina said...

LOVE IT, SIRI! You are awesome & the video is incredible! I am in love with that kitty :D

Melinda said...

Beautiful and nostalgic.

sharon said...

This is so beautiful and dreamy. What a talented lady!

sarahwl said...

all the decoration you need is nature to make things so dreamy! what a great film-- good job!

Suzy said...

aww i watched this off alex's tumblr without reading the description and was after a minute was like hey wait, WOWIE ZOWIE! your shadow off the back of that truck is perfection, siri. <3<3<3

i, on the other hand, just realized what imovie is on my computer and all the fun, cheesy stuff it does so get ready for some craptasmic footage within the next month. this is what happens to a person who hasn't taken a single art class since the 8th grade.

Marcine M. said...

I love this!

angela said...

so so so amazing! i really loved it regardless! so i can only imagine what it's like on actual film. SUCH a great job :)

R. said...

oh my gosh, that was beautiful! It kind of made me feel like crying, in a happy way. It had such a wonderfully nostalgic feel. My favorite shot was definitely the sun coming through the trees, but I also really liked the shot of someone fishing, the feet, and just everything. Good song choice as well.

the spectator said...

So pretty and moody! Perfect choice of music. I can almost feel the warmth of a late Autumn day. You clever girl. :o)

A. said...

oh, my. this is perfection. it's like taking a trip into a dream world. you're so lucky to have a place like that to escape to on summer holidays.

& i've been meaning to send you over an email, as i'm going to be staying in williamsburg for two weeks for my birthday on the 17th & knew you of all people erm bloggers knew the area well & wanted to see if you had any sort of recommendations of places to see, eat, shop, etc...

you can always leave a comment or feel free to pop me an email too!

thanks loads in advance, xxx

dw said...

just lovely. i feel washed over with summer despite the fact that it is raining like hell outside.

Luce said...

This is so great! its like an entire summer holiday in just over 2 minutes. I wish I could see what the colours were like on the original!

AlicePleasance said...

This is so great! Oh, how much I adore home movies...

charinthecity said...

Gorgeous, I think losing some of the colour and clarity suited the theme of your movie perfectly... love the song too, thanks for the intro

Michelle said...

so so pretty! My blood pressure just went down. love the music choice, they seem to go well w/Super8 as my friend Ben shot the 'Lust for Life' vid on it also :)

Anonymous said...

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This reminds me of you! or something you would like.

VCM said...

So perfectly short and sweet and efficient and gorgeous and inspiring! Make more movies!

sarah said...

its enchanting, the sparkling sun on the water and through the trees UGH... i want to visit your homeland.

Leanne said...

that was lovely! i love the shot with the fluff in the sun. and the redwoods? i think?

my boyfriend and i bought a super 8 camera in scotland this past year at a charity shop. it looks like it's in perfect shape, but there must be something wrong, cause it doesn't work! but, i want to get it checked out. it would be so lovely to make one!

thousandflower said...

Love it!

Mary Standish said...

Applauds all around. I love the shadows and tones.

anne said...

that was awesome!

thousandflower said...

We showed it to Grandma this evening. She thought it was neat.

Georgia Rose said...

Looks like a wonderful existence!
Really truly inspiring...

Anastasia said...

gorgeous!!
I did want to ask? You said the accompanying track was "curls" by a band called Girls? I tried to google them but didn't find anything. Do you have any hints where I can find their stuff, because that song is completely dreamy. xx

Nihilist Loves Hate, Hates Everything said...

ringo, let's make more films. plenty more horses to find in the city.

Ashley Louise said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

Milla said...

looks like home.

Caro said...

dreamy.

sluzza said...

wow, i love your film.
it is very much adored :)
you make me love summer all over again, its cute.

if you dont mind im going to post your video on my blog and add a link to your blog.

www.sluzza.blogspot.com
x

anja louise said...

Just watched it, so beautiful! Really makes me want to experiment more with non-digital film, even if it does cost a bunch... because it looks so special that way, there's no denying it.

daisy roots said...

this film is so inspiring....for me being a country girl at heart but in grimy ol london town at the mo it makes me want to get out, back to the fields. you cant beat it!!!!!thanks x

eliza said...

love this...you chose the perfect song too :)

Gisele said...

Lovely film!

I'm Philippa O said...

that's absolutely gorgeous. super 8 is so dreamy. there's a team here in melbourne that put on a show once a year and film the entire thing on super 8, then release the dvd. it's called the super 8 diaries, you should check it out

The Vancouverista said...

are you kidding me? this is the best thing i've ever seen on a blog...ever.
LOVE IT!
really so beautiful