This is my Final Major Project for my degree in Motion Graphics and Visual Effects. I chose to continue a filmic route in the style of my other shorts as this is an area that I would like to become even more proficient in.
I used the Canon 5D MkII with various lens.
Unseen before the film starts; a girl’s former lover has gone missing. Missing the person beyond belief she longs for a way to unify their love once more and join them. One day, unexplainably the girl receives a book detailing an old, strange ritual. Without understanding she reads the book to find it features maps and diagrams, but also a tale that describes a search for several lost items, each leading you to the next until the final item is found and the truth unveiled. The form, use and outcome of the final object are unknown. The only fragment of the mystery that is presented is the sentence ‘A thousand tears’ on the very first page.
With nothing in her life remaining she sets out to find these items.
To accompany this piece I wrote a Shakespearean Sonnet;
Thine existence ceased, bonds of love did break
Thy blessed face, lost in bitter sweet haze
From the blackest despair, she shall not wake
Nothing more than sorrow fills these cruel days
Leather bound odyssey speaks tales of tears
Seek mystery, product of ash and loam
These tired forlorn eyes shall no longer leer
This silver, this jewel, bringeth thou home?
But all is unveiled, like dusk becomes day
Lost but found, a trial tied by truths unknown
Depictions of old, have foreseen the way
Thou heart grows strong, never again bemoan
Shed a lone tear for this past of despair
A union in death, a lovers lost flare