Was backing up some video productions, when I stumbled across an old university project of mine. It was basically an interactive video production, heavily inspired by surrealism. Unfortunately, the video itself is in a file format that isn’t available online, but that’s probably for the best, but i’m quite pleased with the general promotional website (barring the missing ‘links’ page) and imagery. If anything else this proves you can go to uni, make a project where you stand in a field in your pyjamas, and later enter a ‘professional’ career!
Here’s the spiel:
“redound — to have a consequence or effect, to become added or transferred.
1. to have a good or bad effect or result, as to the advantage or disadvantage of a person or thing.
2. to result or accrue, as to a person.
3. to come back or reflect upon a person as to honor or disgrace (usually followed by on or upon).
Redound – An Interactive Surrealist Narrative.
Made in the spring of 2007, Redound served as the final artifact of my BA in Software Systems for the Arts and Media.
It is a combination of over 300 (included) clips of video footage, and over 20 individual pieces of music, all combined (originally) on DVD as a director shockwave movie. This site serves as its home here on the internet, re-compressed and compiled as a Flash movie using Flash Video.
It is influenced by surrealist works such as; “Un chien andalou” by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí (1928), “At Land” by Maya Deren (1944), and Interactive works such as: “Kino – Automat” by Raduz Cincera and “racing The Decay of Fiction, (Encounters with a Film.)” By Pat ‘O Neill and the Labyrinth Project. Mainstream cinema works such as “The Butterfly Effect” by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber (2004) and Not forgetting books such as Marshall McLuhan’s, Understanding Media. The Extensions of Man, Marie – Laure Ryan’s, Narrative as Virtual Reality. “Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media” and Lev Manovich’s, “The Language of New Media”.”