Sunday, January 22, 2017


Have you ever just stoped to think about how much is going on around you? Every moment there is a constant steam of stimuli, we just take it and absorb it into what we call life. With this constant stream of stimuli, it is hard to find one's self and live in the moment. So now I implore you to take a breath, find a quiet spot, with just you and your thoughts, now listen, think, breathe and find yourself in each roll of the wave in the silence beneath the surface. 
This video was created on January 19th, for that purpose, to take a break from the world and just relax for a second. I think the fact that we are in a constant stream of media creates an ironic view of what it means to get away. That is where the idea of this video came from. When I feel overwhelmed I often listen to the waves crash on the shore, well electronically, and that got me thinking. McLuhan states that "Environments are invisible. Their ground rules, pervasive structure, and overall patterns elude easy perception"(84), we live in a world today were it takes a click to get to a new world to escape to, but in reality we have not escaped at all. 


  1. Hey Eryn!
    I think your video is really neat! I like how you used clips from the Denali video and worked them in perfectly with some other surfer video or something. It's definitely a calming video to watch and it really relates to your McLuhan quote.

  2. Hey Eryn,
    I think the video is very calming and I think it relates to McLuhan well. I do feel kind of uncomfortable with how little you altered the found footage you used. if you would have created a found footage montage or glitched the footage I think you would have added your own meaning and made it your own. but as it stands I have an issue with it.

    1. I agree. It kind of seems like you just posted a link to a youtube.

  3. Hey Eryn,
    I really enjoyed watching your video and the way that the lack of sound underwater and the presence of it above gave off such a strong sensation of us being the person going above and below. I think it would have been interesting to have combined both footages - the found and your own - and edited it in some way so that, yeah, in Jack's words, would have added your own meaning. Just something to think about for future projects!