This is my first (and so far, only) attempt at filming with Super 8. Having just recieved an eBay purchased Super 8 camera, I wanted to make sure it was in working condition so I loaded it with Kodak Vision 2 500t film and headed down to the Kenmore (South Akron) Summer Fair and shot the full cartridge. In the age of instant digital gratification, it was cool to have to send it away not knowing what was going to come back. I was pleased with the results. It had a nostalgic, almost sad quality. The colors came out vibrant and beautiful though mixing down from Final Cut and uploading to Vimeo certainly drops the quality signifigantly. I played some quick piano and organ that suited the mood of the film.
The rework of patternbased.com started in late October with plans to post it live on January 20th. A low key yet personally symbolic rebirth kinda thing. However, because I had liked the state it was in mid November, I decided to just post it and let it sit though I wasn’t prepared to update it much until late January.
I am considering this post the official rebirth of my music/art and Patternbased. For the last many years, I have held a grueling job at fast paced and growing technology company that I somewhat fell into. It is a great job at a small company in my hometown of Akron, Ohio with people that have always stood by me and I am certainly not going anywhere.. but the plan is to work smarter and more efficiently on both work and art so that they can co-exist happily and I can maintain a creative output that makes me feel satisfied.
So welcome to patternbased.com. Expect to see lots of updates with new works, ideas, sources of inspiration. Les Doodis.