The video is done. Finished. Completed.
Not only is the deadline for the competition fast approaching but there really is no point farting around with this thing anymore. Sitting here with all these clips and my software I could edit and tinker forever.
But I started this with a particular idea in mind and I've achieved it. I've actually made the video I wanted and for a short time abandoned .. it's not very often that I can look at a personal piece of work and say "No matter what, that's what I set out to achieve"
I look at it and can envision more scenes but they were scenes that I did not shoot and did not think to shoot. That's why I need deadlines. I tend to rewrite and re edit personal projects and rarely finished.
I've submitted the video the Hello Future competition. I have no idea how it will fare. I've seen some of the other entries and they are incredibly diverse. Most of them were shot with DSLRs and look great but other than that they are all over the map.
I'm not worried about competition because honestly, I didn't embark on this to win. I started this because it inspired me. I would love to be a top 10 finalist, I put work in this and it's nice to be recognized but the judges have specific concerns and I respect that; but I didn't make this for them, I made it for me.
There have been a lot of entries for the contest, for all three of the Moby songs that were made available. Some of them are pretty amazing and you should check them out. Top ten finalists will be announced June 1 and the winner announced June 23
I did notice that the song I chose was the least popular choice of the three. Perhaps that had something to do with it being a goddamned long song, who knows
So, without any further ado, here's my official entry into the Saatchi and Saatchi Hello Future contest, After by Moby.
Normally I would embed the video here but it's a large HD file and seems to be playing havoc with Blogger's capacity so just follow this link to view it here.