Filmed in MP4 on Motorola A835. High bandwidth connection highly recommended.
This is an experimental page to explore the use of 3G mobile phones as video recording equipment. We speak perfectly naturally over phones, but what do they mean in terms of rehearsed or spontaneous performance?
This link includes 4 MP4 movies that, once loaded, can be played in any sequence you prefer (stop the players as they load if you don't want to hear the babel of voices that you heard when this page loaded--"maybe it's better that way").
The phone is set up to make 10 second video clips so the four verses were recorded as separate films. Even though the files are automatically saved as Quicktime MP4s, there is a delay on each film as it is recorded, so each film is synchronised by copying into Quicktime Pro to extract sound and video tracks. The sound track is then scaled back into the video track. The result is on the next page.
The 10 second limitation constrains the voice in this sequence and I would normally choose to read this piece more slowly. I am still experimenting with timing and effect, so other versions may appear here later.
12th May, 2004