Frida to Marty

A visual poetry film of heartbreak and learning to move on

Overview

Poetry film is a subgenre of film that fuses the use of spoken word poetry, visual images, and sound to create a stronger presentation and interpretation of the meaning being conveyed. This fusion of image and spoken word creates the “Poetry-film” genre.

Challenge

With just three weeks in a group of four: brainstorm, concept, storyboard, direct, film, and edit a 2–3 minute video of your choosing.

Solution

Inspired by living typography videos and a poem by Marty McConnell, we aimed to create a poetry film that would express universal truths about love lost and how to move forward.

Process

Our team worked collaboratively to visually conceptualize the poem’s words into imagery. We tapped into our resourcefulness to identify locations and collect objects that could signify emotions being expressed.  A poem is often understood best through its timing, and along with visuals it was imperative that the imagery and reading of the poem flow at just the right pace.

Next Steps

The song currently used in the film is from a soundtrack to a movie. To be able to submit this short to a film festival we are working with a local musician to record a piece to use as the final background music.

My Roles:

film
art direction
story boarding

Videographer:

Corinne Thrash