This was the hardest task in the set for me, as I was unsure of how to recreate a dream. Mainly cause I rarely remember my dreams, and when I do its only for a short while. I therefore decided to interpret the task and focus on an ongoing real life dream and goal. As long as I have remembered I have had a severe case of wanderlust. Always wanting to travel, and now have the aim of hopefully incorporating it into my career path. Chances are I also dream about seeing new places and experiencing new cultures when I am sleeping too.
As I had to use ten images, I took this as an opportunity to play around with archiving images and look at new images in a new light. What was most interesting about this was combining a mix of some of my trips into one body of work. I even went back to my first real taste of traveling - a trip to China when I was 13 - and have used some photos from this. It was quite funny looking how far my photography skills have come since the days of my poorly composed images and cheap compact camera.
The next hurdle with these was how to present them on Instagram. I immediately knew I wanted them to be displayed in one post, as making ten separate posts for one of my five tasks would have annoyed me, as well as viewers. Putting them together embodies the idea of a sequence as well. I played around with putting them together on a collage on Photoshop. Not doing the math before trying this out I thought I could make a square, but with ten image that was not possible. I then went back to an idea I had all along, making a video. Other than uploading concert/holiday videos on very few occasions, my experience with videos on Instagram was limited and I was excited to play around. Initially, I went straight to Instagram to put this together but soon discovered you can't actually put photos into a video sequence on Instagram itself. This led to me finding an app I had hiding on my phone, iMovie. This app was easy to use, allowing me to reorder images and adjust clip lengths and transitions. What I liked even more was the ability to add music straight from my iTunes (I settled with using a favourite of mine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Stop the Clocks, intro only).
Something I struggled with was the time limit of 15 seconds for a video. This was unavoidable, but irritating. I would have preferred my images to be on screen for more time each.
As well as a the usual Instagram screen grab, I have included the images featured in the video.