david glock.

dg.

about

work

FOTO & VIDEO

2nd and 6th Semester (2016/2018)
in the course Fotographie by Oliver Jung and a Video Workshop by Rasih Bayölken

The following two projects were also developed in the course of my studies. I always had a fascination I was always fascinated by for photography and film. I used to take a lot of Photos or shoot small films in my free time. I chose these two projects because they are very similar in look and feel.

Foto

This series of pictures were shot in the course of several weeks in a cave, in which during the Third Reich forced laborers had to work. Nowadays this cave is closed and abandoned. Generations of residents have left their garbage behind. This series of picture's aim is to convey the feelings I had when I entered the cave with the knowledge of its history. All pictures were taken with one camera, one lens, one tripod, and one flashlight. The pictures are deliberately dark and only illuminated selectively, as the pictures only illuminate small sections of a dark story.

Video

This video was the result of a four-day workshop at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. The task was to create a video that captures the emotions of a music piece. We decided to use the Title ‘Chopin - Nocturne op.9 No.2’. We did a short analysis of the music. and detected a duality in the piece. We felt that the mood of the title can be interpreted as either sad, gentle, menacing or beautiful and it shifts a few times throughout the piece. Afterward, we developed our video idea, storyboarded it and made a shooting schedule. Then we had two days to shoot, cut and color grade the film.

This video was the result of a four-day workshop at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. The task was to create a video that captures the emotions of a music piece. We decided to use the Title ‘Chopin - Nocturne op.9 No.2’. We did a short analysis of the music and detected a duality in the piece. We felt that the mood of the title can be interpreted as either sad, gentle, menacing or beautiful and it shifts a few times throughout the piece. Afterward, we developed our video idea, storyboarded it and made a shooting schedule. Then we had two days to shoot, cut and color grade the film. The video starts calmly. Everything on the table is sorted and tidy and the movements of the protagonist are slow and precise. The tidy and well-lit table with the bright and clean tablecloth, the sorted tools and the white flowers are in strong contrast to the dark background and the deep shadows. The tone of the film is starting to shift after the first third. Some of the movements of the protagonist are getting aggressive undertones. After the first half of the video, the editing becomes more stressful and the color of the video shifts from the soft white light to a harsh red and blue one to illustrate the duality of the music. Now the actions of the protagonist are fest, harsh and brutal and the tidiness and order on the table shifts into chaos and destruction.

We shot all the scenes in the photo studio of the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. We filmed there because we needed full control of the lighting to create the scenes and achieve the look that we intended. The lighting was created using two video lights and color films placed on each side of the table. The whole film was shot on a Canon 5d mark 3 with multiple lenses. Movement in the shots was created using a camera slider. After shooting we edited and color graded the project with Adobe Premiere.