This is an adaptation of the final scene from Yellow Wallpaper, the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In this video, I am exploring how to convey certain themes and messages from the story by editing different fixed camera shots that I took. In the end of the short story, the protagonist, who has become obsessed with this yellow wallpaper, rips off the wallpaper in an act of release. Through my juxtaposition of certain shots (e.g. the shot of the hand tearing the wallpaper and the face breaking through the paper), I tried to convey how the protagonist feels trapped in the wallpaper and the act of ripping it off represents her release and rebellion against her husband who is confining her to a room. The shots that appear to be taken using a hand-held camera technique are in fact shot through a mirror. Mirrors are a tool for self-reflection (pun somewhat intended); by using the mirror, I hope to convey how the protagonist identifies with the wall paper to the point that they become one. In addition, the movement of the mirror highlights the inner turmoil she is experiencing.
It's a very interesting and complex short story; I highly recommend it.