“Par Avion in Rouge” started out as something completely experimental. As an artist I wanted to push myself to do something new. I had never written any music before, so I wrote the music for the film before I even started thinking about the visual component. I wanted something upbeat and lively that anyone could feel and relate to. After completing the music I started thinking about the visual component to the film. I found some patterned paper that inspired my mind to wander. The paper reminded me of vintage air mail envelopes. While researching different air mail envelope designs from different countries and different decades ideas of envelopes having their own personal lives started to take hold. “Par Avion in Rouge” is the abstract expression of two Air Mail envelopes in love. The pinkish red tones in the film reflect this passionate emotion being felt by two ordinary everyday objects while the zig zag lines reflect the jarring sometimes unnerving aspects of this powerful emotion and how unpredictable it is to experience it. The music works to imbue the almost frantic upbeat excitement of something new, while the soothing undertones reflect the cool calmness of something being right with a relationship that just works. The arrows in the film represent life’s curveballs that can throw everything off if you let yourself get taken down by them. In 45 seconds two envelopes meet, go back and forth about each other emotionally, and weather a barrage of life’s arrows.