A real short movie

Posted By on Aug 24, 2020

Today, on 24th August, I published on my YouTube channel the result of my 4.5-months-long work. That’s a dedication to my passed away cat Odysseus. He died this day two years ago. It was and still one of my heaviest losses. Many people, I think, may say that this is nonsense to suffer about a cat. But to my mind, it doesn’t matter who is this soul which has connected to your one…

Well, enough about that. I already told it all in my video by the visual language. And, of course, with the great help of music which I thoroughly selected for several days.

Now, I want to talk about the artistic edge of this video. In fact, it was made according to all art laws of movies: it has a prologue with its musical theme (amazing “Filaments” by wonderfully talented Scott Buckley) which are simultaneously a counterpoint; it also has a fun main part with its joyful mood introducing a smart and cute cat to the viewers; it has a dramatic climax which is concurrent by its mood to the music; finally, it has a catharsis including acceptance and a logical completion with the suitable musical theme, again (great “Jamtastic” by no less wonderfully talented Alexander Nakarada).

Further, I used color and monochrome parts to explain the mood: how pale and grey becomes life after a heavy loss; how still bright the recollections are in our memory and how color slightly returns to our life after we accept what’s happened.

I also say with this video that nature is probably the greatest healer. Not time but nature. It doesn’t mean that pain is getting lighter. But it’s much easier to get used to the loss with the help of nature.

Moreover, this film contains an interesting intersection: my figure looks at the completely white window in the prologue and climax and it turns clear why when we see a final photograph where the cat looks at the viewer from the similar white light surrounding him. That’s a visual hint about the place where all great creatures come after death. It’s like in Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven”:

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven.

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