It HAS been too long. I agree. Every time I watch a good vm, I think wow, this is good, this wonderful and I really like this BUT it isn't as beautiful as Ishita's. Seriously you are my favourite vm maker, SO you can imagine my excitement as I urged my sister to floor it so that I could return to watch this mini masterpiece.
I am amazed at how you and Aahana have taken little clips, promos and made a history.
Ishita, this vm was just a thunderbolt of heartache striking our hearts and setting both them and itself alight, consuming both yet leaving some spark that glows brighter.
That beginning, thud! The epic nature of that sombre tone, creating an electric ambiance, in which you throw us in WITHOUT any warning and yet the journey moves our hearts so, so that we don't complain at the end.
I loved the choice of song whose erratic and fast paced and intense beat mimic, emphasizes their own.
I loved this new fade,
if that is the correct technical term, @0:02 and 0:03, so that it seems as though the earth, the world, the ground is shaking from beneath their feet, and yet outwardly they seemingly carry on as before. On an aesthetic respect it is a sharp and clean move which accentuates what you do best AND that is intricate editing.
For example @0:03 as Khushi's eyes look up at him which you enhance with that clap
in the music, just wonderfully done!
My favourite part of your vm, those thuds of the drum, of their heartbeat which you enhance, focus our attention to by use of pausing, zooming in @0:05, AND @0:06 that loud thud, as the doors close WHICH in turn you use as you fade on top, layer that passing of them in the corridor SO that as he turns we find that symmetry from before at the elevator doors. Just superbly done!
Again that Ishita Magic @0:10-0:11 where you use that zooming in, coinciding with the clap
in the song, so that we catch that startle in Khushi's eyes. Just wonderful!
Then another example of their colliding nature, conflicting manner editing to perfection with those thuds and claps, from 0:12 to 0:15 UNTIL as that flowing whistling flute comes in @0:17, segueing off from Khushi's scooter scene, you bring in a more spiritual side of your piece, the motions, the movements of their hearts. Firstly, Khushi @0:18, as her eyes look down lest she blush and reveal her secret, AND after that impeccable crossover timed ON THE DOT of that clap @0:19, those horizontal lines of the blinds beautifully brought in by you to add to the general aesthetic value of your piece, you cross over to his secret revealing itself too. Just exceptional. Very much so!
The undulations of the flute indicating that some subtle yet significant moment was upon the brink, AND you then bring in that moment of the rain. THUD @0:23, I am no expert but it seemed as though the colouring you used, those blue hues enhanced the rain around him, as well as the photo in his hand, THUD, @0:24, and finally the clap as he folds it and which you accentuate by boxing it in! Just flawless, I just can not imagine how one would begin to create something so intricate!
Then that fluttering in the flute wherein you bring in khushi, her hopes for a union, piecing them
back together. That movement of the photo towards the side, echoing that box in of Arnav's photo and yet distinguishing it too like their actions.
Finally that mesmerizing end, that flash of colour, that echo and symmetry of their crossing which you have brought in at the beginning of your vm, timed, edited beautifully to those beats, @0:28 to that thud, then 0:30, that clap which you accentuate fade back to black and white!
Ishita, just outstanding! Did I mention you are my favourite vm maker? Well I will only add that it is precisely for this detailing through colouring of scenes, edits, fades and coinciding with beats and melody of the flute, wherein you highlight and illuminate those movements of the hearts. Just beautiful! The overall ambiance that you create of tension, of that long awaited monsoon about to arrive. Just exceptional!
With much sincere love, Sabah
Edited by a little faith - 03 June 2011 at 1:33pm