[These are micromovies no. 4 and no. 5.]
What are these two machines?
They are common; but I'm not sure how obvious their identities are here.
Clue: I filmed them at the library.
I'll leave the answer in the comments.
I am interested in "found special effects": things that already exist in everyday life but seem really amazing when you take them out of context or manipulate them a little bit.
Sort of like how when you stare at a toothpaste cap long enough you start to see its miraculous beauty.
I duplicated the central clip in the movie above, and then increased and decreased its speed. And got a headache for it, too.
I'm especially proud of this one because I made the sound for it, which is new for me. While filmmaking is highly mechanized, I like the idea of keeping it as handmade as possible.
It's funny---I have no formal knowledge of filmmaking, but I see that within a few days of making these micromovies, I'm already applying my philosophy of aesthetics to them.
Basically that is, I never want to get too far away from scratching in the dirt with a stick, at least in theory. If that makes any sense.