The Smell of Rain

the smell of rain

about

With this short film I chose to use a couple of organizing principles over a narrative, those being sound and color. I wanted to combine skills I had learned in my Design classes with my knowledge of film. I was particularly inspired by the short film, Mothlight, and wanted to make a similar film which had imagery flashing frame by frame to create a viewing experience. While I knew I did not have the time for something as elaborate as those individually composed frames, I knew I could use color in a similar way. I ended up using the same song from another project, but framed it in an entirely new way; while this song worked well as background for my studio project, independently it had a life of its own. I chose to focus on the sensation of rain falling which seemed to fit well with the rise and fall of the melody. Continuing with the theme of rain falling, I overlaid my color on a montage of rainstorm images to create more visual interest and framed the image to feel more like a window. While rain is often seen as dark and gloomy, I hoped to highlight the natural rhythm rain has, which is much more lively than the image we usually see out our window.

 

SOURCES

theSantaAnasInstrumental by airtone (c) copyright 2017

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license.

http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/55711

 

Creative Commons Heavy Rain Storm in the Trees and Streets by M.D. Rusch

Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMOvz2TL78o&t=5s