Prototype | Audio Visual Piece

When I was searching through people’s blogs about their facial flaws I found a beautiful piece about a person’s story with their scars. I decided to crop it down and get an actor to read it. What I like most about this project is that I can make all sorts of different media to portray a real persons story. I always wanted to make an abstract video but always felt I didn’t have the right topic so when I read this blog I knew I wanted to make an abstract video for it. I made the video using Final Cut Pro.Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 01.59.58

The quote from the blog is as follows:

Beauty is a concept I struggle with—what it means, why it matters. I struggle because huge chunks of my life have not been beautiful. They have been ugly, marred by trauma, with pain, and anger.

We think of beauty and often visualize glossy magazine pages and wafer thin models. We see beauty as superficial—eye color, hair texture, and numbers on a scale. We see beauty as something to be measured and weighed.

I don’t see beauty that way. I see beauty as the grace point between what hurts and what heals, between the shadow of tragedy and the light of joy. I find beauty in my scars.  

We all have scars, inside and out. We have freckles from sun exposure, emotional trigger points, broken bones, and broken hearts.

However our scars manifest, we need not feel ashamed but beautiful.

It is beautiful to have lived, really lived, and to have the marks to prove it. It’s not a competition—as in “My scar is better than your scar”—but it’s a testament of our inner strength.

It takes nothing to wear a snazzy outfit well, but to wear our scars like diamonds? Now that is beautiful.

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