THE SHORT MOVIE
First there was the creator, then came his creation. From the fragments of a broken vase, the first man was created. That is what CLAY is about, whether you believe it or not, it touches the very center of our consciousness, and it makes us wander and feel the awe of this life. 4 are the elements, 4 are the stages in the creation of a vase, 4 are the periods of our lives and 4 will be the chapters to tell a story.
Dam is the man we were talking about, with all his weaknesses, all his fears, but also with the unquestionable need for good that we all need, and that sometimes we forget. The young Dam has an experience with his grand-father. They go to fish in a lake. And when Dam catches his first fish, his grand-father will make him clean it. The shocking experience of having the beating heart of the fish in his hand, will have a huge impact in his life.
In the chapter "fire", he becomes a perfect soldier of this imaginary dictatorship. The turning point will come when his general forces him into the choice of killing ( or not ) an enemy prisoner. He has to choose whether to keep on his career, or to sacrifice himself to make for the first time the right decision.
These two videos that I made, could be a good explanation of the two styles involved in this short movie:
WHAT IS NEEDED
Our equipe is quite big for a student project, so more than the food and the transportation, we need to think of the costumes, the props, and special tools. Your help is essential. But the advantage is that the school provides the technical equipment ( Canon C100, Rode microphones, mixers, tripods, lights... ).
I thought that 1000 euros would be a good start. The more there is, the better.
I will try to be in a constant contact with all of you, creating a facebook page, sending you emails, and at the end of the project I will send to each one of you the private link to the video, before I will publish it, so that you can still send me your impressions or ideas for a better montage.
THE HIDDEN MEANINGS
Symbols are a bridge between the world and its spiritual life. This short movie is full of symbols. There is also a double language. One of them is universal, the other one is for those who know the symbols. Through them you would have a better understanding of our life. Though this path doesn't affect the quality of the first language. There are clues on the way to get to the deep meaning of this story.
There are risks, and therefore I am worried. We will have 4 days to shoot the entire movie, which is a short time for what you have read. But we still have time to plan the everyday program to get things done.
BE PART OF THIS PROJECT
Anyway you won't regret to be part of this experience. It would be fantastic to shoot my first project founded with your help. If you can't help me financially, please spread this project to your friends or relatives!
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I'm a young filmmaker. I started to do my own videos since I was 15, I had the opportunity to follow several professional filmmakers, then to have an experience at the New York Film Academy, and now at the MET FILM school in Berlin. I always try to have new images to work on the emotions that they create.
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