CSIRO Radio Telescope Parkes NSW

Coming back with a selection of warm and cool images was an unexpected outcome. Instead, I thought there’d be a contrast between technology and nature. All telescopes have a relationship with the environment in which they sit, be it hilltop, desert or, in the case of the CSIRO Radio Telescope at Parkes, a sheep paddock.

I suppose technology often tends to cool tones. However, I think on this day the issue was …

Being prepared for post-production

The video footage plays across the screen and I look for an image, or a selection of images, that will translate my experience into a few brief bites, into a story. The results have been so often disappointing in the past. Why?

I know that I rarely think of narrative structure when taking photos with my digital camera. Instead, I think of light and composition. I try to think about the technical wizardry of the digital equipment. I think about a singular image.

But we are primed to find satisfaction in the narrative arc that culminates in a neat resolution. We are the children of storytellers.

Moving into video, I now need to think about how those singular images build a story.