For our final project, I made a one-minute video clip. I decided to expand on the idea of how each person is unique. I feel that society puts pressure on us to such an extent that we become mundane and blend into the background. Each person has unique qualities that make him/her different.
Words such as expression, passion, and individuality came to mind when I was directing and making the film. I used three people and began shooting them in a serious mood dressed in plain colors to portray how they appear when pressured to repress their true selves. I used symbolism and words to convey my theme as I had each of the three people express themselves and have fun. I was surprised at how difficult it was to narrow down and edit these clips I took. Finding transitional clips required more planning than I had originally thought as well. In addition, it was challenging to compose music to complement the mood and not detract from the video.
Although it required a lot of time and planning, I enjoyed making this video. It has really taught me the planning needed to convey your ideas in the format of a video as well as the patience indispensible in editing down shots. The next time I watch a two-hour movie I will definitely appreciate it more than I would have ever imagined!
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