— A personal retelling of a faded moment.
The following are two versions of a single project.
After taking a faded moment and recalling it to the best of my ability, I was able to recall the hiatus of my happiness.
Somewhere along the way of growing up, I lost sight of who I was. I suddenly stopped being happy. I didn’t used to be unhappy. At a point in my life, I was happy. But I guess when I turned a certain age, my happiness took a turn somewhere. It went on a slight hiatus. There are moments that I find myself in happy situations, but it’s not the same as actually being happy.
The video features a combination of live action and graphics. The whole of the video has a glitch style effect to represent the "lost" part of my lost memory. Forms of iridescent objects are shown throughout. The term is defined as "showing luminous colours that seem to change when seen from different angles". It being a lost memory, I have retold it from a different perspective. The perspective I could most recall.
In this video, symbolic objects such as bubbles, balloons, flowers and candles to showcase the fragility, growth and light that guided me through my memory.
The general symbolism for flowers can go any way. The flowers are representing the growth of my teenage years. But what changes that growth path is the action of cutting these flowers. With a fork and knife, I cut the flowers up to represent a disturbance in my life. That disturbance being a change of my innate well-being.
One of my favourite pastimes is blowing bubbles. It reminds me of simpler times. The downside is the fragility bubbles have. The bubbles compare to the merriment and childhood joys I previously had. But once the bubbles burst, the euphoric feeling is gone and I’m left with a somber state of mind.
Cut the Flame
A candle’s flame is exactly what one might think. It lights up a darkened area. The flame represents the strength and the source of my energy. The scissors that cut the flame represent the overwhelming and insecure attitude I possess.
Similar to the bubble explanation, there is a similar undertone. Balloons have a slightly thicker skin than bubbles do. It’s not as easy to pop a balloon than it is a bubble. Even though they have a longer lifespan than a bubble, balloons eventually deflate, leaving them not so much useless but dull. The bathtub is a place I used to escape the everyday problems I didn’t want to deal with. With the bathtub filled with balloons, it shows a need for eliminating negative influence.
This scene is a motivation to myself. It shows that even though I think I may have lost something so valuable and beautiful, I’m still holding out for a miracle. That miracle being I’ll be back to my wreckless and natural self.
This is the second version of my lost memory. I've decided to focus more on the typographic aspects and recall certain words that would grasp my memory more solidly.