The Power of Memory

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Somewhere through February and March I managed to find the time to create a very short video. It was made for a competition, which means it could not be longer than 2,5 minutes. Which is very short!

I made it with some people from the film club I’m a member of. Most of them actually feature in the film 😉 (as do I for that matter). They were used to creating humorous films for this competition, so I challenged them to create something else for once. In the end I came up with a scenario everyone liked, so I wrote the script and started production.

Since actors are hard to come by, we pretty much played all the parts ourselves. Only the band are ‘outsiders’. They are an excellent cover band who were willing to help out! I directed and edited the film. Camera, light, sound and all the other technical things were done by other members of the film club.

The scenario is inspired by something that fascinates me. The idea that all those fantastically cool musicians from the ’50s and ’60s (many of which are my heroes) are getting very old these days. When I see Sir Paul playing at the Diamond Jubilee or some other event, it is hard to believe that he is the same person as that handsome, clean chap walking next to John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. beatles-museum-liverpoolJohn Lennon was murdered years before I was even born! From what I have heard in one of Paul’s more recent songs, even he himself finds it hard to grasp that he was that person once. It fascinates me tremendously, these people becoming old in a completely different era, and that is what inspired this little video.

It’s just a quick amateur project, but I hope you’ll enjoy it nonetheless. I am quite pleased with the result myself (despite my own performance):

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