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hiraeth

Salomé Wagner

HIRAETH describes the nostalgic longing for a place that never was or that can never be visited again. Here, it is not merely a place, it is an existence that people yearn for. We live in fast-moving times in which the span between the present and the future becomes progressively smaller. The film entails two things: Firstly, it is a form of testing as to what an individual is currently able to create with the available technology and the internet, should they wish to forge any content using photo-manipulated images and audio (AI/Deepfakes). Moreover, the project addresses the fears, excessive demands and dissatisfactions circulating in today's young generation and thus tries to contribute to unravelling the strange realities.
 Noa, a young woman, confronts an unnamed counterpart with these worries and is simultaneously confronted by the personified concerns. Animation, artificial intelligence and live action come together in a teaser that is meant to be a foreshadow of a series.

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Salomé Wagner

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

This question is funny to me, as it reflects a part of my project's topic. Our future is very uncertain, even more so considering the advancements in Artificial Intelligence. No one knows what the future may look like, so how am I supposed to have an image of where I will be in 20 years? I just hope for a future of well-being and happiness around the world, as cheesy as it may sound. And within that future, I hope to have found my path in the industry. Whatever that may be. As for now, I'd like to contribute my part to that future, so the field of research is one I often think about.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

I think it was the true realisation that it is not this degree that will make me a future filmmaker, it is only the stepping stone of what is a long journey. It can be scary at times. The jump from the bubble that a university provides to the “real world” is another challenge one should tackle rather quickly.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Do YOU, from the beginning, in every project. Don't just do what the assignments require, what the profs expect. In the end, it all comes down to your portfolio. It is your ticket to your dream job.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

For me, the field of film has nothing to do with the meaning behind the term “job”. I don't work towards my 9-5 job so that I can go into the weekend, but towards what I want to do with and in my life.

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12 comments in total

Papa 2021-02-15 12:42:27

Puuuuuh, bin ja total platt. Richtig gut!

Freddy 2021-02-15 11:47:16

Wow, extrem spannend anzuschauen und super, wie du an das Thema Deepfake und künstliche Intelligenz herangegangen bist! In deinem Projekt hast du echt eine Menge deiner Kompetenzen miteinander vereinbaren und zeigen können. Besonders gefällt mir das Titeldesign und der Schnitt! Weiter so! :)

Sophia Arlt 2021-02-13 22:50:10

this is insannnnnnnnne!!! well done!!

Paulina 2021-02-13 17:22:30

so toll geworden, sowohl inhaltlich als auch die umsetzung. du hast es geschafft, dieses komische gefühl, was unsere generation (machmal.. oft) bedrückt, in worte und bilder zu fassen. wirklich sehr sehr cool :-)

L 2021-02-12 23:57:00

ich bin hier auf ziemlichen Umwegen gelandet und habe deinen Film eher zufällig ausgewählt. Er hat mich wirklich gecatched. Ich habe wenig Ahnung vom Filmemachen und kann deshalb natürlich wenig dazu sagen, aber ich fand die Art des Schnitts, die gewählten Farben und Kontraste, sowie die Musik und die gewählten Szenen großartig! Dein Film hat wirklich einen richtigen Vibe und bringt ein Gefühl herüber- das ist nicht selbstverständlich.

zumi 2021-02-12 23:05:07

just realized i can post comments under projects so here's my opinion on this the movie "hiraeth" made me feel uneasy and melancholic but also included. I love how it speaks about our generation instead of excluding it which happens to us all the time. The video speaks about one but many topics. I had chills and tears while watching this and i'm amazed by the masking at the beginning (the earth in the eye). If a video could convince me to go to this university it would be this one. The girl that's speaking has a soothing voice (but the smacking triggered me D:) The aesthetics, the topic, the robotic voice, the articles, the background music, the protagonist, the editing.. literally everything about this is amazing

MW 2021-02-12 21:41:24

Hast du richtig toll gemacht!

Mami 2021-02-12 21:14:53

ich bin so stolz auf Dich, mon petit bout ❤️

Karolina 2021-02-12 20:47:24

Wow! I love it! It is so up-to-date and the picture itself, thedesign of the project is great! Congrats!

Hammer 2021-02-12 19:30:43

Sehr schönes Projekt! Man sieht wieviel Arbeit in dieses Projekt geflossen ist. Super innovativ eine neue Technologie einfließen zu lassen um die Grenzen des möglichen darzustellen. Erstaunlich das du so viele Aufgaben und Fähigkeiten in einem Projekt vereinbaren konntest.

x 2021-02-12 19:16:37

Super interessantes und komplexes Projekt. Auch dein zweiminütiges Einminutenvideo gibt viele gute Impulse und trifft (glaube ich) das Gefühl von vielen insbesondere vielen jüngeren Leuten sehr gut.

1234 2021-02-12 19:11:59

ist wirklich sehr gut geworden !

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