Sorry about the stuffy nose, I got a flu that doesn’t quite want to leave me.
There was a Monday afternoon where I had 3 hours to kill in Starbucks, so I did some people watching, sketching and writing.
There is a game that I like to play when I ride the tube/ subway/ mtr (however you like to call it). I look at a person’s shoe and imagine how that person looks like, create a story around them, solely judging on those shoes I see. Then I look up and often surprising myself to how different I imagined that person to be.
“It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.” -John Green, Paper Towns
The video I made 2 years ago about this similar idea:
This video is inspired by Emily’s series, Letters to July.
As I am back home to Hong Kong for the summer, I thought it would be appropriate to do a letter to Hong Kong video instead. I have never spoken so directly and personally in such a public format. Frankly, I was hesitant to click the publish button, but I promised to be more honest with myself. And this is me, doing that.
*Please Wear Headphones For This Video* Two tracks are played simultaneously: the left side plays When She Went Away, the right side plays When She Came Back, both by Max Richter.
The idea is to experience the opposing tone, separately, or/then merging them into one through the ear drums to create this subtle conflict of emotions; where the character in the story is in this constant struggle of hesitations and doubts.
The audio is suppose to be with a very cool high speed track recorded along with the visual. I repeatedly try to render and export in Premiere Pro, which took 5 hours of pure waiting. So before I can figure out how to export the FRIKING audio, here it is with a less cool music background.