So, I'm browsing around Vimeo looking for interesting and inspiring short films and animations and I came across Sarah Rose's beautiful little "Cat's World". The lighting and photography are dreamy. Which makes sense from a dreamy cat's perspective. Lovely.
So far the videos I've taken of Lana look similar to the clips you find in cat compilations on YouTube. This afternoon I tried getting some sleepy shots of Lana in her favourite rocking chair. Unfortunately, it turned into a bit of a war movie when somebody's large fluffy white cat with dark grey cap and tail and hippy neckerchief decided to visit my patio.
Spitting. Clawing. Growling. Yowling. Grabbing at curtains. And that was just Lana. I tried to film it, but silly me turned "record" on too late so I just caught spitting and yowling. I guess I'm not ready to shoot battle scenes just yet.
I wonder if people who let their cats wander around saw what it does to other people's cats would be more considerate and keep their pet at home. A quick spray of water sent the intruder on its way. Which I felt bad about because it's cold and snowing outside.
Lana went back to her favourite chair, but even in her restful place, she was alert to who or what might be lurking outside.
Here's a super short clip of Lana trying to relax. Both short Lana vids were shot with a Canon 80D and edited (fade in/out and converted to a small MP4 file) with Clipchamp.
The song in the background is "Castell Gwydir" from the album "Fully Present" (© 2010, Sawchuk Home Studios) performed and composed by Stephen Sawchuk. Stephen and I used to jam together back in the 90s before he and his wife moved to Ontario. Stephen on electric guitar, me on electric bass. The complete "Fully Present" album can be enjoyed on Stephen's Muon Bluze website.
I've enrolled in a January DSLR Video course at SAIT and am currently going through a series of Lynda.com tutorial videos (freely accessible through the Calgary Public Library webpage).
Starting point... two cats fighting... goal Cat's World.
Taking my photography to another level.