The short film entitled “Inbox” has no dialogue throughout and his heavily reliant on sound, especially music to create tension and a unique filmic space. The film’s lack of dialogue quite unique in itself, it has a number of different repeated tracks which come to represent different things and create different kind of tensions. Whenever something mystical is happening or about to happen an upbeat xylophone track is played, whenever something fun is happening an electric guitar track. Another key tool in building tensions within this film is the contrast of these upbeat tracks, to more solemn, heart breaking tracks when things go wrong. Sound effects such as the heightened ticking of a clock too add to the building of tensions and suspense within this film.
I tend to watch alot, alot, alot of different videos on youtube, most of them generally either comedic or music videos. The video above entitled “Her Morning Elegance” is one of my ultimate favourites, a video that I find quite inspiring. Whilst a music video by Oren Lavie it is not the song as such that captivates me most about this video. Made by the talented Yucal and Nerav Nathan alongside Oren himself the video is ever so carefully carefully crafted. The stop motion film which features the sharp photography of Eyal Landesman, is 3:36 in length and being a stop-motion sequence the video is made up of entirely still shots, roughly 3225 still photos for the entire video!! Even more fascinatingly, after weeks and weeks of preparation it was all shot within just 2 days.
The high angle which majority of the shots are taken from, really sets up the mattress as a canvas for the dream like state of the woman with the striking orange hair; the continuity of the same angle creating such a fluidity and ease to the flow of the images that on first viewing one could think it was just plain film. Very well planned, the video utilises props quite wittily. These props ordinary objects you would find in a bedroom such as socks and pillows and manipulates their movements to create the witty illusion of them being something else.; such as pillows as clouds, and socks as little fish. The movements, rhythm and pace of the visuals all coinciding perfectly with the soundtrack.
This video will always remain one of my ultimate favourite videos, it is the video which sparked my initial fascination with stop-motion and even inspired me to create my own.
‘Her Morning Elegance” is a clever work of art, that is quite simply captivating.
SO THE SOUNDWAVE MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP FOR 2013 HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN RELEASED!!!! (AND YESS CAPS ARE MOST DEFINITELY NECESSARY)
IT IS QUITE ACTUALLY AMAZING!!!! LIKE LEGIT!!!!
FEATURING SOME OF MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE BANDS INCLUDING: BLINK 182, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, ALL TIME LOW, PIERCE THE VEIL, PARAMORE, STONE SOUR, OF MICE AND MEN, THE OFFSPRING AND A WHOLE HEAP MORE WITH MORE STILL TOO BE ANNOUNCED! THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD MAKE IT MORE PERFECT IS IF MAYDAY PARADE HAPPEN TO BE ADDED TO THIS LIST, ALL THE SAME SOO EXCITED TO THE POINT THAT I THINK THE TERM “SO EXCITED” IS ACTUALLY QUITE AN UNDERSTATEMENT!
NOW ALL THATS LEFT TO DO IS GET TICKETS AND WAIT TILL MARCH 1ST NEXT YEAR!!
CHECK IT ALL OUT AT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE: