When creative mediums converge, the end result can yield something greater than the sum of its parts. You do not have to search far on the internet to find some outstanding examples. There is the blending of audio and visual in the music video My Recurring Dream (by director André Chocron and featuring the music of Cold Mailman) that mixes haunting lyrics and melodies with visual techniques including a constantly moving camera, underwater shots, and some visual effects trickery to create a piece that feels like moving through a dreamscape. Then there is the creative dad running the site Lunchbox Dad who merges culinary with pop culture to entice his kids to eat healthier lunches.
In drawing inspiration for my own convergence project, I have always enjoyed merging the visual mediums of photography and video with the performance of dance to capture the energy of movement and the body of a performer. I appreciate the way a still image can capture a dancer’s form with a high shutter speed exposure. Video, on the other hand, allows the fluidity of movement to be expressed over time. The question that starting banging around in my head became, “What would be an effective way to capture form and movement in one fell stroke?”