Video dialog so international readers can translate:
Night has fallen at 227N Place as Tasha makes her way home. Walking up the cobblestones Tasha is startled to see an unwelcome visitor.
"Jay." Her heart sank. What are you doing here?"
"You've been ignoring my calls, Tash. Don't you think we should..."
"Stop. We're done, Jay. You should leave."
He reaches out to her. "One second. Just give me one second. Please."
Tasha's eyes cut to the hand on her shoulder and that's when she notices there's an audience to this encounter. "Over here." Tasha walks toward the benches.
Jay begins to plead his case. "Look, I made a little mistake."
Tasha scoffs at his words.
"Okay," Jay admits, "a huge one. I know I was wrong but can't we get past it? That girl meant nothing to me!"
"She meant something to me and no, we can't. It's been months, Jay. You need to move on - because I have."
"Yeah, I know - with Kevin!"
"How did you...?"
"That's just sick, Tash. C'mon, he's your kin!"
"Oh, get over yourself! You know we aren't related by blood."
"Your parents are still married aren't they? A step-brother is still family! I can imagine how your folks feel about this."
Tasha sighs and looks away.
"Oh, my God. They don't know do they?"
"That doesn't concern you! Just mind your business, alright." Tasha stands up to leave. "Enough of this. You just stay out of my life."
"You can't mean that. Let's talk this out."
"We're done talking. Move."
A moment passes as he stands there regarding her. "Don't regret it, Tash." He steps aside and motions that the way is clear.
"Don't come back, Jay." [Tasha goes inside]
"That guy has got you twisted. Maybe it's time I make it my business."
Behind the Scenes:
This is my first full on photo story and my first video. Once again, Jay was the catalyst in getting me to try something when he asked to see a night time shot of my Urban Dwelling. I was having fun and taking so many photos, I thought, "Dang, this sure is a lot of photos. I know... I should put them in a video!" And so I did, lol.
I had already moved the development when he asked for a night shoot so the location and configuration of it had changed. It's sitting on top of a bed so that's why it looks slanted in some areas because it's no longer on a completely flat surface.
The park is now gone and all the buildings are separated. So, instead of a multi dwelling house it's more of a community complex with intersecting walkways. The clip lights on top are used as spotlights because the few that are intended to be visible can't really light the space.
With all the overhead lights turned off and me holding a clip light in my hand, this is what you get. The shoot took two nights but surprisingly, those little Dollar Tree and BigLots lights stayed lit. I totally faked the illumination in the smaller solar lights because they haven't been outside to be recharged.
My thoughts on making slide show videos:
They are hard work! OMG!