Chris Marker’s La Jetee was made 45 years ago. This short, just in case, inspired Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. Sometimes when I get bogged down with the ‘only-if-I-had-such-and-such-camera’ mode I think of this as a reminder that the power of still images when coupled with just the right sounds can have a sweet little impact on your viewers’ senses. Watch any of Ken Burns’s documentaries.
I’ve been thinking of doing a short project like this for some time now and I’d promised myself I’d do one video project by 2008, at least. Have to get to work, dammit!