P6 Final Project: The Secret Drawer

The idea for P6 came about after my daughter and I purchased a very interesting and curious jewelry type box at an art fundraiser sale. The box had little drawers in front and was decorated and ornamented in a Dia de los Muertos style. In one of the drawers there was a little note that said,” secret drawer in back.” As I was trying to come up with ideas for the final project, my thoughts kept going back to the box, so I decided to create a story and make a film about it. I did not want to do a narration or anything; I thought of a girl finding messages in the drawers of the box and acting them out would be more interesting. I shot the video using the Canon Elph 320hs again and edited the footage in iMovie. One happy accident occurred when the memory card ran out. This happened when we were filming the shots by the river and my friend Greg that was with us just happened to have a Fuji waterproof camera with him. As we were leaving, I asked him if we could use it for an underwater shot and he came up with the idea of filming the girl looking at her reflection in the water. It’s funny how things happen sometimes. What I was trying to accomplish with this project was to make an interesting work that people would really enjoy and like to see again. I would not have been able to do this project without my daughter. She really got into doing it and inspired me throughout the process.

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