The last week came by and I was so nervous that I cant put anything together. I was talking to my classmate Maha Alsulaiti about how I cant come up with any video idea that actually works. She suggested that I look into Hong Kong footage that we both have and I actually started to work on that idea to see how it will go. So, I was looking throughout my phone and collecting videos that I have. Then I choose to put some of the Hong Kong field trip footage in premier and started to edit them. Then when I was editing the video I was inspired to title it as “Vague as Voyage” because it represents my first journey with my friends. Which was actually inspired by Sara Alafifi, she was describing something about her project and said (Vague as Voyage) and I really liked it. It expressed a lot of my feelings in few words. So, I asked her to use it as a title for my project and she was happy to do so.
Vague as Voyage is a journey based on my perspective. The narrative is obscure representing my unique journey, feelings, and experiences. Since the video captures moments as a memory I found that it would be appropriate to make the video black and white, it adds a bit of an artistic touch to it. I also add my favorite music by Sufjan Stevens “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross” piano version it’s my all-time favorite song by him and by adding that i felt like adding a personal touch to my video.
I really enjoyed putting the video together it was part of a memory that I wanted to preserve through other forms and visuals. I also feel like this video speaks a lot about me as a person and you can see what I focus on. Its a story about a journey that I am not sure what is the next thing will happen, just like a voyage.
(a couple of screenshot of how much footage I actually have, all of them were taken using my iphone X camera.)
Although this project had its highs and its downs at the end I am really proud of I ended up with. I actually never thought that that footage will see the light or be a part of a project. Now, I feel like what I do in my spare time could be what I actually want to do in my project and that they don’t have to be two different things. This is the greater lesson I learned from this project.