I have been working on my final for all of May. I decided to try and make a visual essay because I thought that making a video with no words would be an interesting challenge. I asked my friend Orion, who is a photography student to help me film. I was required to use a mirror and thought that having my character look out a mirror the whole story as if it was a window could be interesting. I decided to not reveal the mirror until the middle of the story. I chose to have similarities between the shots with and without the mirror. One example is the empty couch, where I used a canted, birds-eye shot after the mirror is revealed.
My story features me, however, it is about people in general. I decided to make the story about people in general because everyone can relate and reflect. I chose to film in my house because there was a TV and a curtain. The curtain helped hide the window until the end, while the TV was used to play a show that helps show contrast when it is turned off. The video will hopefully provoke thought and reflection within the viewers. I had to move a lot of things out of the way before my filming, however, I found an old clock that I decided to use in the video to show how people are frequently worried about time. If you would like to view the video click here.