Gray is an intermediate color between black and white. It is neutral or achromatic, meaning literally that it is a color "without color".
It's been a few months since I've done any substantial video editing and I decided that this week was going to be the one in which I got back into the swing of things.
My only problem was that it mostly rained these past few days.
I wasn't going to let the weather stop me though. In fact, the weather was what I decided to capture.
There's a strange idea out there that's shared amongst most of the people I come in contact with. Sunny days are thought of as happy, joyful, and beautiful. I can't think of anyone who doesn't like a sunny day. Rainy days, on the other hand, are considered sad, dreary, and ugly. I often, but not always, think of them as the opposite.
Rainy days can be beautiful.
There's a nature reserve not too far from where I live. I make an effort to visit it at least once a week, no matter what the weather is like. It's a place I've shot plenty of different film projects, including this one.
For a few short hours, I spent a cold wet afternoon with my camera in hand. To my surprise, I was the only one in the entire reserve. With the exception of my car, the parking lot was empty.
I didn't know what I was going to capture so I walked around a bit before shooting anything. As I guided myself through the muddy trails and hopped over the numerous puddles, I noticed that I couldn't stop staring at what was above me. There was something about the endless gray mass of clouds that quickly moved through the sky. There was beauty to be found over my own head.
The thing I was mesmerized by was devoid of any color and there wasn't a moment in which I was disinterested.
Perhaps that is what was so fascinating to me.
I had a lot of fun putting this short film together. There isn't anything particularly special about it, but I have yet to grow tired of framing shots, linking them together through the magic of editing, and setting it all to obscure instrumental music I love.
Thanks for watching.