With: Elena Baka, Marília Carvalho Gomes, Madga Nowicka
Camera: Canon 500D
Software: Final Cut Pro X, Illustrator CS5
Living the Erasmus experience involves a series of reversals: from emotion to thought,
from education to language. We were, in this project, a group of four people
from four nations, two continents, four languages, three different linguistic roots,
two alphabets and three different ages and previous experiences. We realized that we
had to tell how we felt in that time to the world. We decided to make this video as part
of Video II laboratory at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. The idea
was that there were three moments in our histories we wanted to tell: past, present and
future. We interviewed and filmed ourselves with two cameras (identical, thankfully).
Then we mixed the results and built some kind of imaginary dialogue in which we talk about our lives, how they
have changed from when we arrived in Porto, how they ware a year ago and how they will be
in a year. Four times three or four people times three times, three different periods of our lives.
At the technical level was the first documentary I realized what made me discover the
beauty of building a story (as a sequence of actions, thoughts and emotions), and the
beauty of accompany it with moving images and sound. It opened up a world that I intend to explore.