Our first video assignment of the semester in Multimedia was to create a montage of images that tell a story. There can be no dialogue, but voice-overs or narration is ok. We had two weeks to get footage and a week to edit.
I chose my favorite poem in the whole wide world – maybe slightly cliche or overdone but whatever – Pablo Neruda’s ‘Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines’. I found some music that went beautifully with it. I shot around my house and neighborhood during a two day downpour. Appropriate mood, I thought. My muse and friend, Chrissie Larkin, came into work the day before I was going to try shooting the story; I had no actor; it was fate. She agreed to meet me the next day and came over. We shot. She was beautiful. I edited. I love it.
I think I’m going to continue working on it, because I love it for real.
Here’s the first draft: