It is 3-4am, a long night when you lose count on how long you have been laying on bed. You go out, wash face and find a new distraction, method to help you fall asleep. A photo on the wall triggers the memories, all the fun moments, rolling and rolling yet triggers other stressing things as well (weight — scale, assignment — pencil, waiting for letters —open and close mailbox). It depicts the train of thoughts when suffering from insomnia. The vintage yo-yo through out the video is motto in head to enhance sleepiness.
Visual Effects Breakdown
Effects used: Double Exposure, Blending Modes, Track Mattes, Screen Replacement, Glitch
From screen replacement on the photo to the glitch effect on video, these are used to represent the first switch of dream and reality in the video.
The glitch effect is more frequent at the beginning of the video to represent the throwback of unclear memories. It is a unstable process as the person is still finding the pieces. As more puzzles are found, it becomes more clear, stable and smooth transitioning and flashing.
Blending Modes — Double Exposure and Track Mattes are used when the person is starting to put herself into the memories.
The most challenging in all the effects used is the transitions in this montage. I intended to create the smooth transitions with certain objects and similar motions.