A Film by Kendrick Berman
Synopsis: This film explores the beautifully repetitive nature of quarantine, and although it might make some crazy, there is much room for growth. This growth and improvement comes when you least expect it, in solitude.
As a beginner to the film world, I really felt entrapped to only film certain aspects of life. As was brought to my attention, I feel this piece has risen from restrictions. The story depicted seemed like the only one I could portray. Throughout the process and with some guidance I pieced together each aspect including place, story and character. Open mindedness was something that was engrained especially when I was attached to some features of the project. Deleting parts I loved, cutting music I enjoyed, and erasing edits I appreciated was frequent.
Additionally, I felt I took a route that was unorthodox. I began with my music and tailored the visuals to it, which brought about two problems. One being, certain shots that were hard to refilm were sometimes not long enough. The second being that I wasn’t able to just cut down my initial footage to produce a final product. I underestimated the fast pace of the music and exactly how many shots I really needed. Luckily everything fell into the right place in the end.
One of my artistic choices was to not visibly include any human character in the film in order to differentiate the beginning piano part from the rest of the film. I also wanted the film to convey a very lonely experience. The piece carries this idea throughout most of its parts.
My initial intentions changed dramatically. Although the cyclical theme remained, I didn’t have a part that depicted the food. This part was critical in order to “show not tell” the days were going by quickly.
The final cut of my film represents positivity arising from the most unexpected times and places. This film depicts the isolation and repetition many are experiencing. Bad times will come but so will good times, it is a cycle.