Response To: How Not to be Seen

Initially it feels like an unfinished video that was used to mess around with after effects. The audio is slowed down into a robotic tone and it gives you the monotone experience while you view the woman in her Kimono acting out the ironic edits. Visually the parts that I don’t really care for are the use of the green screen left in, even if it’s intentional there are several over lays that are used that I find more appealing. It makes sense why it’s used because of the idea that in front of a green screen you can blend into the background or pretend you’re somewhere you’re not. I find that the way some of the shots and frames pan in and to the sides of the scene helpful instead of stagnant shots straight on. The ironic part of the film is the use of avatars of people overlaid in vast scenes. The movement of the figures gives the viewing a strange feeling of parkour done by digital figures. The purpose is to immerse you into a world of images and in my opinion I feel like I’m in the hacked version of Sims where you can give your characters no identity but the freeform way of interacting freely with the space invisibly. Things that I found interesting is how the  voice changes from male to female towards the end. It makes you feel like you’re on your cell phone trying to get Siri’s attention. The text placement shows you where and how you can layer all of your scenes in one but there still is an ironic element to the use of the video’s content. It still gives you a sense of this media or technological era that we’ve lived in and probably will continue to live in forever. The hidden reality or false reality of existing online socially is haunting and ironic since it’s hard to go unseen on the internet. But on the contrary I guess it’s also easy not to be seen on the internet if your content just doesn’t get liked or viewed a lot. It takes a certain quality of attraction to be noticed and it takes a humble person with too many feelings of awareness that wants to go unseen. As an introvert I can completely reside in going unseen but sometimes it’s filling to be noticed for something artistically square or in your element, seen as accomplished work.

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