July Talk – Picturing Love
Directed by Jared Raab
Picturing Love was born out of a discussion with July Talk about the effect of modern technology on relationships. There is a sense that the plethora of different screens we use to try to feel connected actually have the opposite effect. They either distort reality, giving us a pornographic version of romance, or worse – they become a mirror, showing us only a narcissistic echo chamber of the same-old, same-old.
I imagined a relationship. Two people staring at each other, but between those two people are layer after layer of disorienting screens. These supposedly connected individuals are actually separated by social media, television and the vast distracting internet. At the end of the video, the two characters turn and for the first time see each other with no screen between them. They were in the same room the entire time, but distracted by each others flickering image.
Producers: Matt Greyson, Peter Dreimanis & Josh Warburton
Cinematography: Adam Crosby
Art: Adam Belanger
Set Dressing: Rachel Päärsalu Parent
VFX: Steven Davies (all of them)
Gaffer: Tony Ranieri
Makeup: Marrisa Clemence
A.C. Jackson Yeung
Steady Cam Operator: Mike Heathcote
BTS: Luca Tarantini
Set Photos: Joel Clifton
Colourist: Conor Fisher
Colour Assistant: Shawn Zacchigna
Norah Sadava, Cosette Personette, Eamon Mcgrath, Abe Sanjakdar,
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