_retry (Intro to Video Production)

By Zhengzheng Wan '16

Final Project for Introduction to Video Production (FS-210)

Selected for 2016 Five College Student Film & Video Festival 
Featured in Metamorphonics, a multimedia collaboration between the MHC Orchestra, the Dance Department, and Film Studies

I wanted to make a film about how technology affects our ability to connect with the world. Set in a dream-like situation, the woman tries to contact others through letters, phone calls and video calls but none of these works. She ends up trapped, alone in her own world. The use of exaggerated colors and an unstable camera indicate the anxiety in the dilemma of disconnection. The visual motifs of double exposure and the parallel structure of shadows aim to imply multiple layers of reality.