@03:22you got the chills? that was unexpected..may i ask what brought on that feeling?
and aye, I agree with you on the fact that i live in a wonderful place. Well actually, correction I LIVED in a wonderful place. Everything used in NOVEMBRE after "the girl" gets off the bus was shot in RICHMOND BEACH, Washington my old home town. I moved away from there a few years back and honestly i miss it quite often. It takes four buses just to get down there now--which honestly is kind of tragic--and i actually did shoot all four buses...and wanted to mention that the place "the girl" was going to took a LONG while to get there..but in editing i decided i didn't want to Bore my audience and i cut the bus SCENES down what looked like ONE BUS ride.
and as for the black and white, NOVEMBRE was shot on two days (i think all the footage i used in the finished project was in DAY TWO though). and the weather both days were really shifty.
FRIDAY was extremely sunny but windy and cold. and then SATURDAY MORNING was wet windy and grey...then went on to be grey and windy and then changed to SUNNY and warm and then went back to RAINY again...and it was frustrating how often i had to change my white balance while filming and how often the lighting would just mess things up. so i decided that in editing i would change the shots from colour to black and white so you wouldn't be so effected by the weather when watching it :]
i dont know. lol. Just theres always something mysterious and unknowing about black and white films. the girl just looked all alone and the unknown is much more dangerous alone, though it seemed she knew exactly what she was doing and all that.
the way it is now is perfect and i wouldnt have it any other way d:
once again, colour wouldn't look right and you did it perfectly. black and white tends to [at least for me] let you think more about the emotions in the piece rather than like staring at all the colours... Though black and whites can be vivid enough the imagination can create its own colours
@03:31I really liked how the music fit with the movie. I also liked the way it was filmed. There was one part at the end tho were the camera moves just a bit too much but other then that it was great. Another thing I liked was the black and white and the way you composed the different shots where the face was mostly hidden. It shows you can still express emotion without having to see a person's face, etc.
@03:31yeah, i do agree that the camera moves a bit too fast at the 180 shot from the sun/beach to amanda's face.
and the whole lack of face was actually an accident in the editing, i didn't even notice that i had done that til after i was almost done cutting the film. but yes! i'm glad that you could actually tell her mood, emotion, expression without even seeing her face til about the end.
my teacher said that the smile in the final shot though was a big throw off, did you expect it?
Well, as far as your pictures I like the surrealism in them all, how you clearly capture the strangest details in your own angle. In the movie, I liked the song, the black and white color of the film, but most importantly I liked how it was just so good. The way you just focused on the girl making her way around, focusing on subjects for photos or admiring the vast railroad tracks, before walking off the bridge towards whereever she was going back. It just all seemed so vivid in it's own way, and, of course, surreal.
i never aim for capturing surrealism, it just seems to come out. but you saying that makes me realize you're right.
The song is "IN YOUR DREAMS" By KATE TUCKER AND THE SONS OF SWEDEN. their new album (which that song is off of) is going to be released on the 30th and i'm excited (their guitarist is my teacher [link] )
;___; and your comments a bout the film just make me happy i think i might quote you on my poster i have to make for the film <3 J'adore.