Work continues (albeit slowly) on my new Left of the Border Films Collaboration project. The last time I discussed this project I wrote that I was still refining the motion graphics techniques I wanted to use for Collaboration Five. Pleasingly, I am now at a stage where I am able to confidently create the imagery I need for this experimental short film. As I continue to produce the visuals for Collaboration Five, I feel that the concepts and themes that I want this film to explore are starting to come into sharper focus and develop with more clarity. Left of the Border Films Collaboration Five is primarily an exploration of decay and what lingers in the spaces that we choose to abandon. What consciousness might still exist in places that no one spends time in anymore? If we could see this consciousness, what might it look like? Would it simply reflect the emptiness around itself as it weaved its way through the decay? This experimental short seeks to answer these questions through a combination of video footage, abstract motion graphics and soundtrack produced in response to the visuals of Collaboration Five.
In a previous blog I discussed the fact that Collaboration Five will feature a soundtrack by Daniel Hopkins. This is happily still the case, and I am looking forward to how Dan will respond to the finished piece once it is completed. If you are not familiar with the work of Daniel Hopkins you can access it HERE. I also recently wrote about the Dan’s work in a previous blog titled ‘Film Annex and Those Who Have Inspired My 2013’.
Below is the initial Left of the Border Films Collaboration Five preview clip that I uploaded to Film Annex in October 2013.
You can also view previous Left of the Border Films Collaborations below.
Left of the Border Films Collaboration One
Left of the Border Films Collaboration Two
Left of the Border Films Collaboration Three
Left of the Border Films Collaboration Four
I will be uploading Left of the Border Films Collaboration Five Preview Clip 2 to Film Annex shortly. Until such time that this is available to view, I have included a still image of this preview clip at the top of this blog post. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog.
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