NOONMOON

The Noonmoon project is a collaboration with Seattle musician/songwriter, Mike Sparks Jr.  "Noonmoon is a small rotating collective of musicians focused on palleted drone and repetition. Noonmoon seeks hypnosis through expansion and retraction; Swells and subtractions."  Each piece below was created in response to the moods felt for each song.  I would listen and then head out into the city to capture footage that seemed appropriate for each one.  The footage was then manipulated it to make it more abstract and vibrant, with an emphasis on the motion most favorable for enhancing the trance-like nature of the music.  These videos are projected in a more traditional way on a screen behind the musicians as opposed to J GRGRY and HWOIG, who like the projections directly on the band for a textured look.

HOSANNA

Listening to Hosanna, I was inspired to capture the motion of water.  I visited the reflecting pools outside of the Frye Museum, as I had heard they made beautiful patterns on the wall when reflecting sunlight.  However, when I was there, I found that a direct shot of the water's movement was even better. 

Below is a sample of a recent Noonmoon live performance at Vermillion Art Gallery.  This was captured with my cell phone.  I'll be recording higher quality footage soon.

Original footage

Original footage

Enhanced footage

Enhanced footage

Alhough these visuals were designed for "Hosanna", we borrowed them for "Vanisher" during a live performance at Vermillion Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.


FOXHUNT

Bokeh in motion seemed appropriate for Foxhunt.  To create this footage, a strand of multi-colored lights were hung over a semi-transparent shower curtain where some were behind the curtain and some in front, with the camera pointed in front. I pulled on the strand during the duration of the recording to create motion and had part of the strand swinging in front of the lens to add some large sized bokeh to the mix. The segment of video with the fast paced bokeh was created by placing the strand of lights in a sink basin and moving them around rapidly.

Very little manipulation was needed for this footage.

Below is a sample of a recent Noonmoon live performance at Vermillion Art Gallery.  This was captured with my cell phone.  I'll be recording higher quality footage soon.

Original footage

Enhanced footage

Although these visuals were designed for "Foxhunt", we borrowed them for "Last Dance" during a live performance at Vermillion Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.


CREPUSCULAR

For Crepuscular, the mesmerizing drone and repetition inspired me to capture field grass blowing back and forth in the repeating gusts of wind. This footage plays with depth of field, revealing something new to the viewer it moves in and out of the image.

Original footage

Enhanced footage