The Fifth Wall

I put a slight twist on the ‘Special Person Montage’ assignment for the week of 3/16 to 3/21. It is worth 5 points.

I wanted to use this assignment as an opportunity to show my significant other how important they are to me. I dug through old footage we filmed together last year and attempted to edit it into a coherent narrative that still comes off as a slide show. Since the Movie Maker editor is already somewhat in slide show format, the result is a video that is not high quality, but has the perfect feel of being made with love (I hope).

This is my way of saying thank you for allowing me to constantly stick a camera in your face and use you for various artistic endeavours. This is my way of saying thank you for being my intellectual counterpart before anything else. This is my way of saying thank you for letting me take care of you, and for taking care of me.

This movie is an assembly of clips that summarize what we spent the early part of 2014 discussing. We did our best to impress each other with our theories behind the meaning of the universe. We searched, and referred to what we hoped to find as ‘The Fifth Wall’. We tried to determine exactly what this ‘fifth wall’ would be made out of.

The narrative is hopefully not too difficult to follow: one character walks away, and the other attempts to find them, getting help from memories of their discussions together.

Above all else, this movie is meant to be a love letter, not only to my significant other today, but also to our younger selves, and to the act of falling in love.

Here is the letter:

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