31 video haiku is a video based design project by Morgan Dusatko. I made 31 video haiku in January 2012 as part of the “fun-a-day” project.
Inspired by Charles Tashiro’s brilliant haiku series (http://vimeo.com/7610657), I have taken a different approach in translating the haiku form then he did.
My rules are:
3 shots of 5 seconds, 7 seconds and 5 seconds respectively. The audio can do whatever it wants.
It’s a way for me to explore the basic elements of the video language in a new way.
It’s a way for me to explore the basic elements of video language completely out of context. Having three shots and two cuts to work, I’m looking for the limit of what I can do / say in 17 seconds.
I’ve been surprised by how much I like most of them, and how they have reminded me that film language itself can sometimes say more than the actual images.
Another part of the project is to try to say something simply, and to learn how to move on when I’m done.