Our Old Oblivion shoebox theatre film clip

4 Jul

Our Old Oblivion (test video 1) from WaspSummer on Vimeo.

After yesterday’s post, I took some test footage of my shoebox theatre using candles for backlighting and Thai ball lights and a bicycle light for front lighting. This is the 2nd edit. I’d appreciate feedback on my experiments and how to do this better.

I have written video treatments for 2.5 songs from my debut album (see sidebar to hear the tracks!) but I have no budget to have a film clip made. When I was a kid, my Dad obtained books where you cut out and glued together your own scale model cardboard theatre and Victorian house. I couldn’t bear to cut the books up, but it stayed in my mind.

When I thought about making this filmclip, Our Old Oblivion, in particular, I thought shoebox theatre format would be easy enough to do and tell the story without being ultra-literal, so I’ve made the set (a dirty, cheap motel) and my cast (the ‘I’ in the song, the ‘he’ in the song and ‘his’ ‘friends’ out of cardboard, gaffa tape, tracing paper, pencil, black card and photocopies.

What do you think? I’d love some feedback on my test clip.

2 Responses to “Our Old Oblivion shoebox theatre film clip”

  1. mr oCean July 8, 2012 at 10:01 #

    You are more than just a little awesome! Can’t wait to see more of this stuff; loving the concept and the look of it. I hope to sling you some thinks in the coming week.

    • mr oCean July 8, 2012 at 10:06 #

      PS You may just have saved me an awful lot of hair-pulling for my own video project! I don’t need anything as sophisticated as your methods, but the copy and cut idea may well deliver. Will send you the result 🙂

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