Saturday, 24 June 2017

Night Flight

Every two years there's this huge late night event at our school called musicnight. In many different spots outdoors on the school grounds are performances of all kinds. 

Yesterday, for example, the school orchestra was playing film music, I had two performances with the BigBand which were awesome, but there were also dance performances, singing and other musical acts.

The theme of yesterday's event was "Night Flight". It was all about flying and everyone was dressed up either as a captain or some other board crew. We also played a song called Night Flight. The food was lovely too, and there was even a bar inside a real old aeroplane part!

I was also flying with my drone at night because that just fit the topic perfectly. My friends Simon and David gave some RC-helicopter flying lessons next to me while I was live streaming to a huge tv screen with my drone.

Whilst flying around I took some more pictures of our school at day and night and I photographed the highway next to the school with long-time exposure so the cars would draw lines behind them.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Starting my maturity-project!

Time passes so quickly! Next school year, which is not that far away, only three more weeks to go, will already be the last year!
Every student, given the fact that he wants to finish this school level with a testimonial, needs to hand in a project in the midterm of the first semester of the last year. And the cool thing about it is that everyone can decide to make whatever he or she pleases! Some people do something scientific, some sort of research or experiment. One of my friends, for example, makes an underwater remote-controlled craft, which takes a lot of time and patience to make since there are a lot of things you need to consider when you're building something which needs to be waterproof, and so on..!

Someone else is making a movie, another person is composing a music piece. But personally, I'm not that interested in any of these. But I love making music! So what could I do?

One thing about music that I'm really interested in is, of course, making my own music! But I don't like writing it; it's just not my way of being creative. The thing I like is a more technical and, in my opinion, free approach to making music. I don't want any lines on sheets to limit my creativity, and in some way, I think that sheet music does this to me. My way is to record and produce. I just like to sit down at something which makes noise (can be a piano, but doesn't need to be) and just start recording the sounds it creates, editing them, experimenting with them and rearranging them in new forms that exceed the casual forms of music you listen to every day.

So I found just the right thing for me!
I call it "Klangschaften", which is my play on German words for "landscapes of sound" (don't mix that up with Soundscapes, because that's an entirely new thing!).
In my definition, a soundscape is a song made out of noises, melodies and sounds recorded just from one place, one landscape.

Maybe you'll think that it's unoriginal because I know some others have done that before, but not in this way! Most of them just worked with rhythmic patterns, recorded noises and used them to create percussion. But I also want to record melodic elements, harmonies in our daily landscapes. And I want to limit myself too, I just plan on doing these landscapes for a certain place. One place, for instance, is the place I live and grew up. There are so many cool, funky and interesting sounds all around and I just want to record them and make them into enjoyable pieces!

I'm also filming the whole thing, which is quite easy with my new mobile recording setup. I can take it everywhere with me and it actually isn't that heavy to carry around. And the nice thing about it is, that the audio is synched in a very good quality with the movie clip, so I don't have to do that afterwards!
I borrowed the Canon 5D from a friend of mine, and the Zoom I got for myself. I've put it onto a Steadicam to get nice, smooth film footage!

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

More video footage of our school for the school-news!

Here I have another video with some drone footage of our school garden. Last week the news guys from our school asked me if I could take some shots for them:

Other than that there was not so much going on this week. I had some presentations in school and quite a busy week learning for exams. But soon we'll have summer holidays and I will have a lot of free time again :D

Monday, 5 June 2017

Video! Creux du Van

Hey, guys! I've spent quite some time editing the video about Creux du Van! Please enjoy ;)