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THE UNTAMED - Epigraph

by l_e_s

This is my 2nd videographic exercise for The Untamed--this one asks for an uninterrupted sequence, and layering a quote that's not directly related, playing around with typography.

I'm embarking on a new project that merges vidding and videographic aesthetics and explores transcultural fandom... I thought these exercises would be a good way to get in the flow. Though I actually totally want to vid #TheUntamed to all of this concerto! Sometimes I even think the CQL soundtrack sounds like this piece.

But while an extended vid would be heavily edited, this is the first full three minutes of the series... which pushes against the "small slice" dimension of fair use (much the way full songs in fanvids do); yet to fully access the transformative dimensions of the epigraph, you do need an extended sequence, kept essentially as is. It is the layering of quote and image, the defamiliarizing while maintaining its wholeness, that creates new meaning.

This performance is reportedly Rachmaninoff's himself! Source:

Visual: The Untamed eps 1&33
Audio: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2

The Untamed -- Videographic Epigraph

A videographic epigraph for the Chinese Drama The Untamed

from The Untamed (2019)
Creator: Zheng Weiwen and Chen Jialin;
Distributor: Tencent
Posted by l_e_s