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The Swimmer - Mary Oliver

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Cypris said...
Oct. 19, 2013 at 11:53 am:
Wow! Very nice.That was wonderful, i wonder where you got your inspiration? Is there a story behind it?
 
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Oct. 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm :
Thank you so much :)
As far as inspiration, I made the video for my creative writing class last year. My teacher  asked us to choose a poem to study in depth, so I picked "The Swimmer" by Mary Oliver (which is one of my favorites.) My main goal was to capture the tone/mood of the piece - for me the poem has always been about depression, so I was trying to recreate the feeling of drowning as opposed to swimming (hence the rain overlay, the black and white, the blurring, etc.)... (more »)
 
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SydBrown said...
Sept. 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm:
Oh my goodness your video is amazing and I truly could cry dear nice job!
 
timshel-streetThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm :
Thank you so much :)
 
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