Thursday, April 10, 2008
Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar
Given that I seem to be writing about Nelson at the moment, here's a little plug and a few thoughts for this video, which I made late last year in the two weeks I spent at the ABC.
The video is essentially the Liberal leadership ballot done as the Battle of Trafalgar, with Nelson winning a Pyrrhic victory - emerging fatally wounded. I tried to draw as many parallels as I could, and there is a lot of detail there which is not that apparent without a good knowledge of both the machinations of the Liberal ballot and of the battle itself.
It is certainly the least accessible video I've made so far, but I'm pretty fond of it. If for nothing else, it allowed me to play around with things like production music and sound effects, which I'd never really done before and it contains some of my better photoshopping I think. It was exceedingly cool to be able to record the V/O in an actual studio - a very long way from people speaking into the crappy microphone attached to my computer.
But yeah... it is very esoteric and the pacing doesn't quite work. Bonus points to anyone who picks the oblique Austen reference.