- Member: moooooo
- Studio: murder city productions
- Title: Beneath the burning sky
- Premiered: 2003-11-01
- Fantomas Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Well the video is done. It took me a very long time, but I'm somewhat pleased with the final outcome.
There is a lot I would have loved to do with this video, but then again, it's only my first and I'm still learning. One of the key aspects of the video was to toy with the actual medium of video. I didn't want it to look pristine. I wanted it grainy and a bit unclear. The point was to make the viewer ask themselves if they could accept what their eyes were seeing, not to take everything for fact, which is a major issue that I ask the characters of the video to tackle.
Unfortunatly, this backfired in a way. So while the video certainly is no where near perfect quality, which is what I was going for, at the same time, isn't really grainy or blurry enough to get my point across. Well, maybe it is, but not in my opinion at least. Instead, it just looks lazy, and poorly encoded...which in fact it was. Too bad really, I thought it was an interesting premise at the least.
There's no real lyric matching, so don't look for it. I wanted the video to fit the mood of the song, and I think I accomplished this. So, in that, there isn't a clear plot. There is a plot, but it's jumbled purposefully. There are a lot of elements in this video, plotwise and analytically that I tried to tackle. I don't want to talk about them here, because well...that's no fun. This is a type of video that needs to (Or at least, I'd like you to) view a few times, and come up with your own conclusions. It's not straight foward, and there's no right or wrong answers. Maybe the wrong approach with something like an AMV, but I felt it was worth a try.
Perhaps I bit off way more than I could chew theoretically and artistically. It's also completly possible that I'm full of shit, but again, that's for you to decide.
Regardless, I enjoyed making this video the whole way through. There was a huge learning curve. I'd go through stints where I'd bang out pieces I really loved editing for nights at a time, then get caught in a rut and hang the video on the shelf for months at a time. Coming back to it with a fresh perspective every time was a cool experience. It's annoying it didn't come out as well as I liked, but it was a valient effort I think.
I just hope with my next project, I can take my ideas, and bring them more clearly to the front.