DIRECTOR CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITOR The Significance of the Insignificant
The Significance of the Insignificant Independent project Short experimental documentary 2010 Directed by Ad Howells Synopsis The intention of this experimental piece was to explore the rarely seen elements of nature and elevate their status to a point beyond their everyday insignificance. It was important that the minutiae, and the triviality of a piece of sheep's wool, or the single strand of a spider's web could be magnified to the point of great importance. The rhythms induced by the wind on these delicate objects, and their quivering motion, juxtaposed with the hard, definite solidity of a bridge was particularly fascinating. The dichotomy between the fragile and the strong was exemplified in this way. A key aspect to this video was to explore the characteristics of shooting on the Canon 5D Mark II's full-frame sensor and utilising its extraordinary shallow depth-of-field capabilities, that were particularly suited to this project. Shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with L-Series glass, postproduction completed in FCP, Soundtrack Pro, and grading in Color.
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© Ad Howells 2014
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