Video Overlays on

Reinhuber's 'Venomenon' 

During a nine-month independent research project as an NTU President Research Scholar, I aimed to explore how superimposing video overlays, depicting various South East Asian cultures’ mythological tales onto Reinhuber’s film, ‘Venomenon’, enriches the diegesis. The basis for this is that viewers, from different cultural backgrounds, will derive different meanings from the film because of their personalized socio-religious contexts.

I chose to experiment with superimposing culturally relevant images, in the form of overlays, onto ‘Venomenon’ in order to establish how this can offer deeper meaning to the viewer. Edward Dmytryk states, “the film's dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing”. I have, however, attempted to synthesize the dramatic with the aesthetic in creating appealing overlays that have mythological undertones within a culturally defined demographic in Singapore.

 

The final composition was exhibited at the ‘Photographic Society of Singapore’, in conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival.  

Techniques

Illustration, Photo Montage, Film Editing

Year

2018

A nine-month independent research project as an NTU President Research Scholar