I completed the first draft of my new narrative during the weekend which was then reviewed by sir. The video has three parallel story lines. the first starts of with simple fire works causing minor pollution. It then moved on to riots and fire being thrown depicting the state of the planet and how we are destroying it. The scene after that shows fire men at work cleaning up the mess made but the problem with it is that we, as humans, never solve the problem at its roots, instead we wait till it has fully flourished and has already destroyed half the planet. I then used a bomb blast to show the end of the world.
The second follows that of the doomsday clock. The time lest till the clock strikes 12 gradually keeps decreasing till it reached its end which again is shown using the blast of fire in the last frame.
The third and final sequence uses the four images chosen from the previous assignment. In this, the ball is used as a metaphor to represent the earth and the ball is shown being smashed to the ground and finally worn out and deflated depicting the state of earth.
I was asked to change the last seen of my video (the blast) into something different that better fits the mood created during the course of the film. I changed it to a candle being blown off instead.
I also realised that the music didn’t completely match with the clips and decided to work on it a bit more.
Music – Arvind Krishnan and Suneet Joshi (ordinal composition by my friends)
Inspired by – Dakshanya Kannan (got the idea during a conversation we were having regarding another topic)
Featuring – Harshitha Sundar Ganga (in the pictures)
Found Footage – https://videos.pexels.com
‘The Land is Mine’ was another film that was screened in class during the last half an hour. It is an animated short set to the tune of Pat Boone’s Exodus Song satirising the history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant directed by Nina Paley. It shows the wars and killings that have happened just to claim a piece of land.
We had a short discussion after the film where we each spoke about were we felt we belonged. Every one had an answer of their own. Some felt it was their home town while others said it was the city they were born and brought up in. A few people had a completely different theory and answer to the question posed. I for one have always felt that identifying yourself based on your nationality, the state you are from or even your family is nothing but being an introvert on a larger scale. Only when we let go of our identities and truly become a separate individual can we even start the talks about world peace. Though I love going back home after months of being away I never really like settling in a single place. Even those few time a year I go back home I never really want to stay for more than a few days. I can call myself a nomad of sorts as I love traveling and visiting different places. It is my dream to one day travel and never come back to the same place.
Shown below is the second draft of my final video