(Short Experimental Documentary Project)
Observation is an experimental short documentary project I started at 2011 and it’s an ongoing project as far as I am alive and have some idea.
At 2011, during an assignment for university with my friend, I shot an static portrait of an old beggar in Bukit Bintang Street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — which was not for assignment — a shot that year later, at 2012, I found it and it became my new subject for a short experimental documentary, Observation. I decided to continue this series. In which that I see an subject, I will not hesitate, take any camera i have, shot and just put in editor for a bit of color correction and export. I didn’t want to touch anything else regarding to image or audio. So everything look as natural as possible.
However Observation Part 1 was shut down twice by YouTube regarding to copyright for music at the background; but seriously, what I could do with that music that was played at lot10 shopping mall in front of that beggar, which made the movie more understandable. I didn’t want to touch the audio, so I decided to bring it to Vimeo, the website that appreciate the work of documentary filmmakers and I appreciate their existence.
However, unfortunately, since then I couldn’t find any interesting subject that make me to decide to make 2nd part for this experimental project, until I moved 6,293 km away from where I began the story. I came back to my birth country, Iran and out of sudden, in an hot day of July 2016, behind my room, an interesting story happened, which made me to make 2nd part of the project, but not with a professional camera but a Samsung Galaxy S7.
So at the end, I just would like to cut my broken English short, and let you watch both videos if you are not get bored by some long static films. Enjoy!
Link to Observation Part 1-The beggar: www.vimeo.com/54866720
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