Zayd On Location

Zayd On Location
Zayd on Location

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Inspired Thought - Production Still chosen for Portobello Film Festival 2011

Perhaps the largest independent film festival in UK, the Portobello Film Festival selected one of the production stills from 'Inspired Thought' for its 2011 printed and online catalogue/programme. Here is the still:-

You can see why it would have been chosen, it is a beautiful, atmospheric and mysterious location still. Its composition is highly symbolic and a good glimpse at the nature of the film.

This image is suggestive of the wayfarer travelling through one of the corridors of life indicating direction and the light in this symbolic corridor alluding to a guidance and an end purpose. The traveller is surrounded by the ugliness and the necessity of man-made construction and the beauty and necessity of the natural (Divinely Made) world. Note that the trees form an arch, a shelter and a shield whereas the man-made fence is full of gaps and provides no shelter. The path itself falls into shadow and light, but not darkness with brilliant light beckoning at the end of the visible journey.

Sadly, I had not yet launched this blog when the catalogue was published, otherwise the production still along with my film synopsis would have been linked to the blog from the online catalogue.

You can see the online programme here (Inspired Thought is no.275 on page 13):-

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Inspired Thought - Unseen Version of Jungfrau Director's Cut

This is an unseen version of "Inspired Thought - Jungfrau Director's Cut" This particular version has only been seen by the Smalls Short Film competition, but due to youtube not allowing the Dolby Digital audio codec, the audio has been transferred to MP2. The video codec on this is libx264 (that's H264 for Linux) and unlike the Smalls competition that required .MOV (Quicktime) format, this has been rendered into MP4. Unlike the full version and the other Jungfrau Director's cut, the resolution was set at rendering time to 1280 x 780 with a Pixel Ratio of 64:45, due to competition specifications. The film was originally filmed in PAL (720 x 576 & 25fps) so is not in reality HD. This version was also rendered with Progressive Scanning as opposed to Interlaced Scanning of previous versions. This results in a smoother image but removes the symbolic obscuring of the interlaced scanned image that was deliberately upheld in previous versions.

The Jungfrau Director's Cut was also screened at the Walthamstow Film Festival 2011. The longer version of Inspired Thought can be seen with a Production Still in the catalogue (p.13) for the Portobello Film Festival 2011.

Please do leave your comments and questions concerning anything about this film. Do give me your interpretations of what you have seen. This is a symbolic film aimed at opening doorways within the viewer.