K-Film: Nostalgia

The K-Film ‘Nostalgia’ uses editing to emphasize elements or the mood of each clip. While not all clips are edited, the ones that are, highlight a bright or coloured light, or integrate a editing filter to demonstrate the mood being portrayed by the makers.

This is the first K-film I’ve seen that has used editing within the clips. The makers make use of the natural lighting, colours, and abstract elements of what they are filming and then emphasize them through editing techniques. The variation between the non-edited clips and the edited clips provides an interesting experience as you aren’t bored by the clips. Some of the clips are in focus, some are out of focus, they use different lights, time of day, locations, framing, camera movement and sound, which makes it an enjoyable film.

While I did enjoy the variations between the clips, the captions that accompanied them made even the lighter and more optimistic clips seem depressing. The captions are possibly song lyrics that describe someone’s struggle to get through life. These give the audience the perspective that the clips are to be viewed in a dark and depressing manner, which does negatively affect the experience of watching the film. This is because the audience is being manipulated to view the film in a certain way, rather than viewing it from their own perspective.

The main frame doesn’t loop, which isn’t much of a problem for the longer clips, but for the much shorter ones it is as it becomes hard to remember or pay attention to them in such a short time span. The music also only plays for the duration of each clip, which hinders the viewing experience as it means there is a break in the film. If the music continued to play even after the clip finished, it wouldn’t feel as disjointed and a reminder to click another clip.

The use of editing in this K-film will be something I think about in terms of my own clips, and how I can use framing and camera movement to make my clips more interesting.

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