The map project. This was so much fun. After being instructed to find a map and destroy it in anyway we want I was excited. So I went to print out a map of a place called Block Island; a place where my grandparents have a house and we visit sometimes.So in order to destroy it I scrubbed it with a sponge, poured tea on it, set it on fire, stomped it out and put it under my door matt for a day. It held up well surprisingly. Then we were asked to take what we had done to it and use it as inspiration to make something new. The fire made me remember celebrating New Years Eve 1999 on Block Island. I have a specific memory of running around with sparklers at night and people were wearing masks. So I crossed the border, bought fireworks, came back here lit them, ran around and filmed it. The result’s are below.
During the critique the main complaint was the varying speeds in the film. Which I used for one, effect and two, to try to get the memory more across. Also if I had the entire film in slow mo and most of it was, it would have been a far longer. Which I can understand. Another issue take was brought up was the fact that my map was not present in the film. I didn’t want to put it into the film just for the sake of it being there. Admittedly i could have thought of some creative way to get it in, but I guess it just slipped my mind.
video above, enjoy