The Story of 1001 (Cantonese Version)

Type of Media: Short Film
Awards: Jury Prize (Best Film) and Best Director (Youth Inno-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project)
Completed: April 2012
Director/Story: Winsome Wong
Screenplay/Editing/Cinematography: Dreamers (Winsome Wong, Maggie Lai, Teresa Ng)
Supervisor and music (as longzijun): Stephen Richards
Starring: Cindy Wong
Also featuring: Christine Ng, Violet Choi, Orange Mak, Isabella Chan, Caca Ho, Lilia Choi and Michelle Wong
Factory footage from http://archive.org

 

This is our video produced for the Youth Inno-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project (浸大電影學院種子計劃) (www.youth.gov.hk/en/special/innoaction/about.htm), a short film workshop and competition for secondary school students. Our film won the Jury Award for best film and Winsome Wong won the Best Director award.

This is the original Cantonese version. We will produce English and Putonghua versions later on. It is intended as a kind of flashback sequence in a longer film about aspects of the local education system like inculcation of group values and the tendency to force students to betray one another for the sake of discipline.

Most of the shots were take with Winsome’s Canon 550D camera. The video was edited using Premiere Pro and After Effects

關於1001號
簡介
這是一個關於1001號的故事。
在培訓所中,為達到高效率,學生被輸入程式,與機械人無疑,然而程式在1001號時出現了問題。1001號遂發現自己與眾不同,無法跟隨程式的指令,更開始做出違規的舉動­。由於她不協調,所以被隔離在一間荒廢的課室。她漸漸有了自己的意志,想尋找真正的自己。她嘗試爭扎與逃離,但她不知道覺得自由的方法有兩種,第一是心靈得到絕對的自由,­第二是從來都不知道有自由的存在。最後她被帶回再培訓所,重回黑暗之中。
程式在現實生活之中是甚麼?這便如日常生活中,社會規範讓我們局限在既定的框框內,無法突破自己。而我們在日積月累之下已視之為正常,潛能無法發揮,而真正的自己又在哪裏­?

 

Related Videos by Stephen Richards (longzijun)

Here are the songs used in the video (the last song, the music-box one, will be uploaded later). The first video features a robot animated using CrazyTalk and kaleidoscope effects produced using Adobe After Effects CS3. The second video features footage of the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan and commuters walking through Central MTR station in Hong Kong. The aquarium footage was shot with a Digital Harinezumi 2++ camera (a kind of digital toy camera). The music was played on a Korg M50 synthesizer and recorded using Sonar Home Studio.

 

 

The origami swan sequence was also made into a short music video. The stop-motion animation was done by Maggie Lai (photography and folding) and Stephen Richards (photography and editing).

 

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