The Challenge: After Effects
A Tribute to Mother and Todd
Shortly before my mother knew she had cancer, she met Todd, and she and my little brother, Chad, moved into the Scott household. But because of the way health insurance works, my mother would have lost her coverage if they had gotten married, and the astronomical costs of dealing with cancer would have been too dire. This situation and my mother’s eventual death tragically cut short the love between them.
I have little doubt that she would have loved this final product. Aside from being my mother and loving everything I ever made, I think OR would have struck that cord in her heart that she always seemed to be in search of. Regardless of how the world takes it, that’s all I need to know.
Motifs and Homages
Jeunet/Caro films are easily my favorite with their use of color, atmosphere, and camera movement. The City of Lost Children, especially, with its steampunk mise en scene and the semi-claustrophobic sets, always limiting the edges of the world.
And from the beginning, I set out to take a lesson from the puppeteers in Being John Malkovich, trying to find my way to breathing life into inanimate objects.
Myla Fe Poh
Ash Reyes Picache
Cameron William East