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.


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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