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This is No Cat Fight

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

This is a 5 second drama. It starts and finishes before you have time to think about what you are seeing.  This is the fastest narrative ever, not counting Maura’s 1 second simile.

For this assignment I decided that the more successful 5 second films would be the ones that are quickly understood. I filmed myself watering plants. Not only is this something I do frequently (I do have a lot of houseplants), but we have all seen a watering can, plants, and understand the concept of watering plants. It does not take a lot of mental energy to figure out the setting and props. This ensures that no one will be lost during the super short drama sequence.

I shot five minutes of film and from that I picked out two 2.5 second clips: Filling up the watering can, emptying the watering can. In iMovie, I deleted the original soundtrack, add a quick music track from Broken Social Scene, and adjusted the saturation to black and white. Film in black and white always looks more elegant.

Overall, I think the clip at the faucet can be cleaner but it is all one complete narrative in only five seconds. Who knew that my plants would one day be famous?