Published: September 2, 2019
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By: Jing Wang, University of California-San Diego
Category: Art & Design
Hashtags: #Adobe #Art #Design #Film #film_directing #film_editing #Photography
This project is an 8-min short film that focuses on the theme of self-identity. It is a film talks about Chinese LGBT group and describes a brief transaction in the protagonist's autognosis. The storyline begins with the protagonist's slow-motion shots to indicate his identity as a gay, and we follow him to meet with his "best friends." There are complex relationship connections between the characters, and their dynamic characteristics developed a lot.
I was inspired by this Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, particularly his film Happy Together (1997), which is also an LGBT theme film. His identical film style briefly helps the overall tone, and it was this inspiration that I wanted to do something similar to this.
Some of the challenges I have met that lighting was not an easy thing to figure out because we used a lot of gels to colorize the lighting, but it came out to be inappropriate to some of the scenes. After the project, my color correction skills had improved a lot since color could effects the audience's feeling to the plot.