The Girdle

2:32 minutes – Inspiration is from personal 2019 emails – and a poem written in 1991. The Girdle is about the rivalry between mother and daughter. Primarily the envy of the mother.

THE GIRDLE

Competitive Mama.
in memory of the girdle.
Thank you for birthing this beautiful babe.

Standing smiling smooth.
teeth square and straight.
tall and thin.
stomach smooth and flat.
She really must never eat.
Mama, looks at her lap and can’t find her feet.

Ah, those magnificent thick locks
so were yours before thinning
… and greyed.
Such a charming wig.
so wonderfully displayed.

Poor mother what transpired
Do you hate a lovely appearance gorgeous
Under an evil breath,
“Just once let her arrive shabby, unkempt, and enormous.”
But then — they might say,
“Like mother like daughter.”

Wouldn’t that – be nice?

TEARE 1990


Assets and Elements

MP4 videos

  1. makeup – 12720.mp4
  2. Girl – 6515.mp4
  3. Rose – 8508.mp4
  4. Girl – 16397.mp4
  5. Background – 3025.mp4
  6. Boxing – 20118.mp4
  7. Boxing – 20113.mp4
  8. humpback_whale_breach_360p.mp4
  9. ocean.mp4

MP3 audio

  1. Crisp_Ocean_Waves-Mike_Koenig-1486046376.mp3
  2. oceanwave.mp3
  3. Wave Crashing At Beach.mp3
  4. ocean53.mp3

Still images

  1. blue-whale.jpg

Voiceover

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Standing smiling smooth.<break time="500ms"/>
teeth square and straight.<break time="500ms"/>
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stomach smooth and flat.<break time="500ms"/>
she really must never eat.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
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Ah, <amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />those magnificent thick locks<break time="500ms"/>
so were yours before thinning<break time="500ms"/>
... and greyed.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
Such a charming wig.<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
so wonderfully displayed.<break time="500ms"/>
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Do you hate a lovely appearance <break time="300ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />gorgeous<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
Under and evil breath,<break time="500ms"/>
"Just once let her arrive shabby, unkempt, and enormous."<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
But then -- they might say,<break time="500ms"/><amazon:breath duration="long" volume="soft" />
"Like mother like daughter."<break time="500ms"/>
Wouldn't that? <break time="500ms"/>be <break time="700ms"/>nice?
</speak>
Mathew, Male USA voice

Separated poem into 5 voices:

  1. intro-female.mp3
  2. thank-you-mama-mathew.mp3
  3. kimberly-wig.mp3
  4. enormous-joanna.mp3
  5. outro-smarter-brian.mp3

Master voiceover no processing

Music track

  1. the-show-must-be-go-by-kevin-macleod.mp3

https://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500068

The Show Must Be Go

Kevin MacLeod

Music from https://filmmusic.io:
“The Show Must Be Go” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)