Time In The Cut

Experience the shot; Are one’s expectations fulfilled in the cut?

My final film produced at Hopkins, in which I wanted to play with the viewer’s expectations. Composed of a single, static shot that lasts for eight minutes, a woman incessantly rocks back and forth. My objective was to create an intense sense of uneasiness and fear from the darkness and awkwardness of the scene. I truly embraced the term “self-indulgent” for this piece. The shot is eventually reversed – does this relieve or heighten the tension? I again play with film as a medium, playing with the length of time that exists within a cut between two shots.