Although I am slightly exhausted at this point in the term, I am still happy with my final video. I called it "The Fight." I got the idea when I had a fight with my boyfriend, Josh, about smoking cigarettes, but it goes much deeper than this petty little argument that we commonly have. I realized that often times when I get into arguments with my friends it is much easier to text them or call them or send them a Facebook message than it is to confront them face to face. I really wanted this video to show our decreasing ability to confront each other directly due to these other, digital forms of communication that are available to us.
Struggling to not make it too heavy-handed, like with the last project, I tried to create a mood with:
1. The placement of the actors (Me and Josh) to create a feeling of distance even though we are close together.
2. The strobe light to create a feeling of anxiety.
3. One single, continuous shot.
4. Overlapping two takes to create more depth in the shot.
5. A silent "soundtrack." I really struggled with this one. I tried a bunch of different noises but in the end the silence just said more than any song or noise could have.
I had fun with this project, I hope you enjoy it. Also, mad props go to David Lynch, who uses the strobe light effect in the finale episode of Twin Peaks. He's the man.