When presenting a piece of art, let the piece or work speak for itself. Refrain from over explaining what you intended to do.Sounds simple! However, it is obvious by this brief intro for my second short film, A Decisive Hour, that it is easier said than done for me to present my work without trying to, at least slightly, elucidate my intent.
I will only give you some background information, explain how I serendipitously collaborated with a young woman from Portugal, and let you arrive at your own conclusions about the film.
On July 11th of this year, while I was in California, I went on a hike in Samuel P. Taylor Park. The park holds a very special place in my heart, because as a child I spent many weekends playing along side its creak and getting lost amongst its trees.
I covered approximately seven miles which took about six hours. I carried my ipod, an SLR camera, and a video camera. I feel myself wanting to say more, but I will not.
Note on collaboration: Several days ago I received a comment on my youtube cover of Society by Eddie Vedder from the Into The Wild soundtrack, from DinossauraRufianex. She informed me that she too had covered the song and that I should check it out. As soon as I heard Madalena’s version, I knew that it had to be a part of my video. I emailed her and asked if it would be okay to use her song and she said of course.
I am always thrilled when the web helps foster this type of connectivity amongst strangers. I hope that she enjoys her voice as part of my vision and that she will understand her connection to my intention.
Without further adieu…please enjoy A Decisive Hour.
So what do you think? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
A Never Ending Math Equation by Modest Mouse covered by Sun Kil Moon
Sunflower by Low
Society by Jerry Hannan covered by Eddie Vedder covered by me covered by Madalena