Today, I have access to more editing capabilities, with high-definition quality and the camera and editing software is built into an iPhone I carry in my pocket. It's amazing that what I hold in my pocket out-performs what took an entire room just 25 years ago. What's even more amazing, is that I can share my creations instantly, reaching every part of the globe.
My first BMX video I ever did was in 1990, and since then, I've always been attracted to producing bike riding videos. Not particularly professional grade, but more artistic, campy, ironic and at times, psychedelic, videos. However, I've always had an issue with the lengthy process. I am just not a fan of spending hours on Final Cut Pro.
My addiction to Instagram elevated once they allowed video sharing. With a 15 second time constraint, it only gives the user a very limited amount of time to create. I view this similar to a sketchbook - unfinished experimentation within a limited use of mediums. I use a handful of apps to create my IG videos and I will sometimes incorporate desktop apps (such as Apple Motion) to open up creative possibilities. However, for the most part, I keep my videos within my iPhone.
With my most recent IG videos, I have chosen to introduce more psychedelic imagery and nonsense, through my lifelong love for surrealism, pop surrealism and psychedelic art. To accompany my normal bike riding stuff, I'd like to further use IG as a sketchbook for dream interpretation and more surrealistic experimentation.
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