The video tries to visualize the metaphoric language of “skin as cover” and how it can influence burn wound patients. The script is from Skin as Cover: The Discursive effects of ‘covering’ metaphors on wound care practices by Trudy Rudge.
Shot in Wind Tunnel Studio with a self-made lighting kit.
I explored the making process in this project and did have some fun, using fruits and craft materials to transform abstract concepts into visual experiences. I enjoy the creativity I forced myself to have when thinking about 100 ways to torture an apple, and the burst of inspirations when I was shopping in the craft store. The filming process was not easy. I made a light box with cardboard together with a tripod and photography lights to form a temporary filming studio. While shooting, I kept putting various materials and fruits together to explore new possibilities. (Usually after taking a few shots, I will eat up the props!)
Overall, I had a chance to play with crafting and making, and add some humor to the scenes. Something I'm not very satisfied with is that I wanted this project to revolutionally change my understanding to video, but in the end I only had some new attempts in videography techniques. My undergrad background is in video production and I think I could make this video back then - Thinking of this makes me want to do better.