--- The deconstruction of love and hate behind the scene
Here is the Link of the MV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80vxQamGgEI
Director: Story Chen
The MV Coelophysis that released short time ago is an experimental work from Hong Chen. The lyrics subtly use it’s cannibal as a identity to describe a conflicting emotion between love and hate of two person.
The Song will be one of the debut of Hong Chen’s new album. This give us a hint of Hong Chen’s switch as well as a fancy perception. A huge challenge Director Story Chen met is how to come up with an idea and carry it out in two weeks.
During the two weeks, Story is either having meetings with production, camera, sound, art, etc., department or finding locations around the city. It’s always late night when everything is settled down.
Whether a team can perform well depends on their left space of creation. Hong Chen’s team is such a paragon. It is Hong Chen’s courage of innovation that offer Story Chen the possibility to made such an exquisite MV. Every scene in the movie is an example of the coexistence of gentleness and violence., showing the conflicting point of the Ceolophysis.
Some details about the MV:
The tone of the MV is gloomy and cold. It tells the story of Coelophysis after he come to the present era. He then was awaked by the detailed memory and started to fight with the previous incarnation.
It is a must to mention the art department of the MV. The impressive interior scene is all designed and made by the art department of Story’s team. The dilapidated wall, the coppery bed frames, the western sofa and even the posters that only appears for a second have their own historic meaning and symbolize the topic of the film.
The bottles and cans that’s fulled with specimen of animals or plants is the one nature aspect of the film. It is these sample that arouse the memory of Hong Chen.
The pervade of the color in the solution of the sample echo with the scene in which Hong Chen soak into the bath tub. Together it shows the identity of Hong Chen.
The body language also plays an significant role in the film. The revealing of the back, crawling, holding hand or clasping or backlight dancing all shows the force of a live thing. It is the nature of the Ceolophysis.
We can see the helpless, lost and defense in Hong Chen’s eyes. And we can tell she’s fighting with her past self through the wandering and wavering of her body.
The fusion color later in the film is the fruit of special effect group. By projecting the flow of some antique plant and livings to Hong Chen’s back, it conveys the arouse of her nature. The contrast between history and present carry out the depth between them. And this scene is the punchline of the film, amazing and captivating.
After you finish the MV, if you look back at Story’s previous experimental film:<Liu Zhi>, you will find similar aspects but used in a more mature and wild way.
Story think it her honor to work with Hong Chen and wish they can bear the memory in mind. Maybe those memory can bring them back together in the future.
-------Story Chen Studio