DarkEyes

6:38 minutes

The words of this video are written by Levi Teare. Here is his commentary:

Iwrote Dark Eyes on a plane ride home. It was too short of a trip for me to fall asleep. So I got out my notebook and pen. Amidst my overthinking of what story to tell and what the first line to use. I thought to myself “Forget this,” and just started writing. Dark eyes were the first words that came to mind.

By some miracle or misfortune, I had sat by myself on both flights, an empty seat on either side of me. Naturally, I was lonely. The whole poem was a stream of consciousness. It didn’t abide by the laws of our world, hence the stars fall around ancient ruins where a party is going on. Daphne is a woman who exudes bold characteristics and is self-confident. She knows that she’s worth a lot but doesn’t flaunt it. Paris is self-conscious, he doesn’t know where he belongs or even why he’s at the party.

The contrast between the characters, between my two halves, makes this poem interesting. The plain and honest way they speak was a fun use of dialogue and reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s writing style. I’m not sure what everything means. So you, the reader, discern what’s going on in my brain. Think about ruins, stars, loneliness, love, Paris, and Daphne. And consider how they might relate to you.

Sincerely,

Levi 

Video Montage – components

Wallpapers – female model

Soundtracks open-source

bensound-relaxing.mp3
bensound-tenderness.mp3

Video clips

CloseUp.snow.mov
diamond.mov
Fireworks.mp4
Galaxy_With_Customization.mp4
Glittering Background – Fireworks.mov
MoonRising.mp4
moon_three.mov
Snow_00001.mp4
stars-timelapseSaint_Barthelemy.mov
170307_Particles_14_1080p.mp4

Music covers – excerpts

Coldplay – Yellow (Kina Grannis Cover).mp3
Secrets (One Republic cover).mp3

Other images

 

Test & Titles

1-enigmatic.png
2-not-for-a-second.png
3-the-fates.png
4-no-words.png
5-stars -aligned.png
6-silence.png
7-mysterious.png
8-warm&soft.png
9-stars-fell.png
10-i-know-you.png
11-Daphne.png
12-paris.png
13-heart-smiled.png
14-valued.png
15-king.png
16-I-will.png
dark-eyes.png
levi.png
steve.png

Voice Code sample
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<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />Dark <break time="100ms"/>eyes.<break time="700ms"/>
That’s all I remembered of the woman <break time="500ms"/> I wasn’t sure if it was her <break time="500ms"/> until our eyes met<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
Those enigmatic coffee brown eyes drew me in<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
I had seen her once before <break time="300ms"/>in a cosmic moment <break time="500ms"/> I can’t remember where.<break time="700ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
No words were spoken <break time="500ms"/> and now again <break time="500ms"/> our eyes were locked <break time="300ms"/>in a room full of people.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" /> 
She kept looking <break time="500ms"/> never moving her gaze.<break time="300ms"/> 
Not for a second.<break time="700ms"/> <amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
I knew I had to move.<break time="500ms"/>
The fates were providing me a chance that I<break time="100ms"/> would not<break time="100ms"/> could not<break time="100ms"/> ignore<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
My feet were moving <break time="100ms"/>before I could talk myself out of it.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
I split the crowd like a surfer through waves <break time="500ms"/>and washed up on that dreamy shore.<break time="700ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
Now we stood <break time="500ms"/>in front of one another <break time="500ms"/> no words coming to either of us.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
That cosmic feeling returned <break time="300ms"/>as if the stars aligned <break time="200ms"/>on that very spot.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
I didn’t sweat <break time="500ms"/>or shift my weight <break time="500ms"/> awkwardly trying to force words out.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
I was in blissful <break time="500ms"/>silence.<break time="500ms"/>
The woman <break time="500ms"/>looked up at me <break time="500ms"/> her soft dark features <break time="600ms"/> expressionless.<break time="700ms"/> 
But those eyes<break time="500ms"/> those mysterious<break time="500ms"/> deep eyes <break time="500ms"/>sparkled with wonder.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" /> 
She held up a hand <break time="300ms"/> still making eye contact<break time="200ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" /> 
I took it <break time="500ms"/> her skin was warm <break time="500ms"/>and soft.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" /> 
I opened my mouth to speak<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" /> 
Then we were moving<break time="500ms"/></speak>
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