my soul is being smeared across a black hole

This short film is a representation of how shifting my mindset toward my fears, purpose, and dreams has allowed for greater appreciation and motivation in my life. I am happiest when expressing myself through art, and this realization has helped me better understand my aspirations and personal identity. The animated elements are a compilation of works meant to highlight the beauty of unpredictability and how easing control of your life can allow for a greater range of experiences. The act of collecting the photos reinforced these ideas by helping me acknowledge and commemorate the unexpected moments, people, and visuals that mean the most to me. The addition of music symbolizes new beginnings and pushing my boundaries in a way I have not attempted before. Working on this project gave me the opportunity to explore my passion for animation, photography, and music in a cohesive work to document my recent experiences and ideas through a dreamlike lens. My dreams tend to evoke nostalgic feelings, so I attempted to portray my memories with sentimentality as they formed, focusing less on analyzing how life linearly develops and instead on being an active participant in it.

  • Matthew Scrivner
    Animated
  • Matthew Scrivner
    Photographed
  • Matthew Scrivner
    Scored
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 9, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Animation / Photography
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Tulsa
  • Gilcrease Junior Board "Dreams" Exhibition
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    United States
    December 9, 2022
    Premiere
    Gilcrease Museum Juried Selection
Director