The past, the present and the future. I wanted to convey the thoughts of a man stuck in the dilemma of having a religion but slowly losing it without even realizing it.
The topic of this film was something I always wanted to express but never actually got around to doing so. But even though, I finally got around to saying what I wanted to say, I made sure the narrative wouldn’t be something that the audience could view without paying attention. I made sure to infuse the story with so many thoughts and a rich moral tale that the audience would be enticed to go along the journey of witnessing the transformation of an ordinary religious man into something he didn’t know exist.
I have already covered the production of this film over here, but if you haven't checked that, continue to read on. The filming of this project was quite simple as I had only one location and one actor to deal with. The tricky part was to start the filming at sunrise and getting it done before dark. I made a conscious decision to only use available lighting for two reasons. The first was to give it a unique natural look and the second was to film the project all by myself without having any other crew member on set because when you're all alone, dealing with a lot of heavy equipment is quite a big hassle and time consuming.
Since I was the director of this film, editing the film was quite simple as I like to have a precise vision as opposed to shooting a lot of different takes and angles and then figuring out the vision later.
The only challenge I had was that during the writing process, the shots which I were jotting down, I thought would match perfectly with the voice over. But not much to my surprise, it became a challenge to decide which shots to keep and which to discard in order to pace the video properly without any extra fat.
I was almost satisfied with the final result of the film as I was able to almost achieve what I wanted. The naturalistic dim look and the mind twisting feel of the narrative.
If there is one thing I would readily change is the voice over. Since I was unable to convince anyone to provide their voice to this project, I had to settle on my own voice.
If you shot some footage and need someone to edit the video or if you have an idea for a short film and you need someone to write the screenplay, I would love to jump on baord and collaborate with you. Have a look at my other works to see my style and experience which I build over the years.
Let me know in the comments how you think I could have made this film much better and much more engaging?
I would really appreciate some constructive criticism in order to become a much better filmmaker and a much better storyteller.