D Y S T O P I A: a visual poem

One Day in the Future —

What if humans were extinct? What would the planet be like then? This isn’t a nightmare or a dream because there is no dreamer. Imagine a future world in which humans are gone, extinct, what record would remain to memorialize our existence. With current technology, it is already possible to record human thoughts and memories, using a digital camera/camcorder. The true dystopia would be this kind of environment, video memories/thoughts/dreams/ambitions still floating around and playing randomly throughout the world. This is how I would imagine a future Dystopian world.

DYSTOPIA: A Visual Poem (a part of Videotry series, video + poetry = Videotry. Videotry is a new style of poetry using moving images rather than written or spoken words to convey a meaning. Prose is in the form of film, a new way of ambient writing. Instrumental music and images illustrate the concepts, creating a flowing architecture)

More Visual Poetry:

Film Clips* (all film clips from Vimeo.com and used with permission through CC license):
Where Are All The People by Jonatan Lerche, Sr.
To Wall Street by Benjamin Dewey
Still There by Hotaka Matsumura
*[All footage filmed in HD, recommend 720p or 1080p for optimal viewing]

Sound clips (all samples from FreeSound.org and used with permission under CC attribution license from the following):
“Play Ball” CGEffex
“Highway Urban” Cognito Perceptu
“Deep Bass Rumble 3” ERH
“Primary School Children Playing Interior” Nick Pursehouse
[all other clips under CC licence public domain]

“Tenebrous Brothers Carnival–Snake Lady” & “Peace of Mind” by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com

Other Footage:
Swings & Cage in Field filmed by NIKOtheOrb

7 thoughts on “Dystopia

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  2. Great sound effects juxtaposed with the images. I love the shot of the swings. Thank you for sharing.

    • I was trying to create this idea of lost memories, or almost like “ghosts” with the sound effects, as I wanted it to seem as if these “memories” were still going on, were floating around, recorded, and the recordings were stuck on play.

      The shot of the swings is one of my favorites, too. And this whole visual poem stemmed partly from that shot.

      Thank you for the comment and compliments, Kozo.

  3. Oh my gosh! I love your videos! I finally had some quiet time to re-watch the Dystopia video, then at the end I saw MORE vids by you. I’ve watched the Binaueral (spelling?) one in another post, and the Honesty in Human Relationships one as well. Brilliant!

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