Unphotographable Phiction #phonar

Working alone, you should choose one of Michael David Murphy’s “Unphotographable” posts and create a multimedia narrative. You should use your own images, new or from your archive and you should create an accompanying soundscape.

http://www.unphotographable.com/

Please upload the pieces by next session to vimeo and tag it #phonar.

Thanks go to Michael  for kindly allowing #phonar to use his work .

I looked at the idea of storytelling with sound, but without voice. Immediately the beginning sequence of Pixar’s ‘Up’ came to mind:

The clever mix of visuals and music immerses the viewer into feeling absolutely part of the couples’ life. This is something that Pixar do very well.

I guess I wanted to take this kind of direction, using more metaphor than obvious imagery. In this I fabricated a calendar, marked with ovulation to indicate the rolling months of a couple trying to conceive. The imagery is coupled with a child’s music box playing and slowing down, metaphorical of the hope of conception as doctors appointments are made. I really wish I had more time to really look into more visuals to making this more identifiable. However, the text at the end (I hope) brings the harrowing piece together:

Feedback: reconsider where text comes (if have it at all).

[07/11/13] – I would like to redo this piece, although I like the concept, I feel that I have the capability to make it much more powerful. With better imagery etc: less of the calendar and more intermediate pictures perhaps from family albums. Although I have had a lot of positive responses, I am overall not that happy with it. Nevertheless, it has given me thought into how to make films more immersive to capture an audience.

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