A chilling narrative videoPosted: March 11, 2012
I spent several hours viewing short films and narrative videos on YouTube to find something that really struck me. The video I am analyzing, titled “This is the world we live in”, is not the fanciest or most creative video I watched. It was however the most striking and to-the-point. Those qualities made me want to watch it again and again and it is the video I am going to analyze.
This short video is a compilation of videos that display the juxtaposition of life in America to other third world countries. The video does not utilize a script but relies on dramatic music and visually stimulating pictures. The pictures alone, successfully display the message of the video.
After viewing this video what were your thoughts?
For me, I questioned how life for myself could be so much richer than that of a girl my age in a third world country. Was it solely because of where I live? Is it because of the leadership of my country? At one time were the lives of those poor people better? I was struck with a million thoughts after watching this video.
A video that stimulates such questions and thoughts is a successful one. In one minute and ten seconds my mindset and emotional feelings were changed. Regardless of the novice quality of the video a message was effectively spread.