CALL(ED) HIGHER from Chris Neal on Vimeo.
Finally finished this piece. It took me forever (I really just had to finish it and get it done). As a creative getting stuck on something seems to always be a problem- and this is a huge obstacle to overcome with personal projects since there are no deadlines.
I’m not sure if I am happy with the final product really- but honestly I was spending to much time tweaking things that may or may not have helped the film.
Tons of inspiration was from Salomon Ligthelm (ligthelm.tv) on this one. From the dark grading to the book throw- I don’t claim it to be too original.
The idea of the film explores repentance; specifically drawing from ISAIAH 55. Isaiah speaks of the thoughts and ways of God being much greater and much higher than our thoughts and our ways. The wisdom from a child to a parent is a pretty big jump. From finite to infinite is an insane jump. Even the oldest wisest men live to be what- 90 years? Match that up with eternity and the wisdom gap is like a piece of gum attached to a rope that goes from one side of the universe to the other.
Here are some reference images I used for the film.