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The World At Your Feet

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The last six months have been crazy when it comes to school and my documentary. Some of you who follow me on Instagram have seen a few updates about this project. I’ve been developing a concept for my personal, short documentary. I’ve been shooting all of the footage and I’ve been editing day and night to finish everything before the deadline last Wednesday. Like I said, it’s been crazy but when I look back at it, it’s been totally worth it. I’d like to take you through the process and show the final result! :)

The Story

The documentary is about the emotional situation of a twenty-something while entering ‘the real world.’ Sounds deep and I have to say it is kind of deep. In the documentary I use my own voice as an ‘inner voice’ that is speaking for ‘this generation.’ Meanwhile a neuropsychologist talks back and gives explanations for what the inner voice comes up with. All the scènes are in totally different locations and filmed from totally different perspectives, to me it adds more of an ‘artsy’ vibe to the film. Beside that it’s my personal style, I’m only satisfied when every frame could have been an interesting and unique picture.

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Allright, for all the non-Dutch speaking readers, here’s a super tiny lesson in Dutch. “De Wereld Aan Je Voeten” stands for, you guessed it, “The World At Your Feet.’ This was the poster I made to promote the documentary. In case you were wondering, I took this shot standing on a shaky, high ladder while balancing against a roof. I wouldn’t do that again but I think the picture turned out lovely.

Winner

Fun fact, last Wednesday a bunch of students of our school and a few specialists from the filmbranche teamed up to pick the five best documentaries for the première night, wich was last Friday. And guess what? I ended up being number one. That was such a great compliment. I mean, I literally worked my ass of during this project, every single shot you see is a piece of me. This project really kept me awake at night and had me busy during the day since I did everything myself. The camera work, editing, the music you hear… So ending up with the first price really made my day/week/just everything 😉

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I have to say, I couldn’t have done it without my best friend, – the girl you see on the poster, – of course everything you see comes out of my head but without her playing in all these scènes the documentary wouldn’t be complete!

Results

Enough talking for now, let’s get into the real work.

 

I really hope you enjoyed the documentary, feel free to ask me any questions about the process or the way I work.

If you want more updates, follow me on Instagram!

Love,

Sofie.

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    jeapiebel
    May 17, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Hoe kan het onvoldoende zijn voor je ontwikkeling? Ik vind het een erg heel leuke documentary dat je hebt gemaakt. Het is wel de manier om je stem te laten horen en anderen na te laten denken. Ik ga vanuit dat het ook de bedoeling is.

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      DownTownSofie
      May 17, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Dat is zeker waar, na het kijken van de documentaire heb je wellicht nog wel meer vragen dan dat je daarvoor had 😉

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    Dylan
    May 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Goed bezig Sofie!
    Vraagtekens zetten bij alles in het leven.

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      DownTownSofie
      May 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Dankjewel Dylan! Dat zal ik zeker blijven doen 😉

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    Kirsty
    May 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Wat tof dat je documentaire gewonnen heeft! Leuk ook dat je hem hier deelt, zodat wij hem ook kunnen zien. Ik moet zeggen dat ik het wel heel mooi gefilmd vind en de boodschap raakt denk ik ook wel precies waar je als jongvolwassene mee zit en waar je over nadenkt.

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      DownTownSofie
      May 17, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      Dankjewel! Het heeft me bloed, zweet en tranen gekost maar ik ben blij dat het uiteindelijk dan ook goed in de smaak is gevallen! Fijne week! x

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    Jalisa
    May 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    You did such wonderful job, Sofie! I can certainly relate in part to the story, which I think is major in creating a short film or even a song. It’s always great when you can relate because then it becomes more than entertainment, it becomes somewhat a reflection of you! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have an amazing week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 17, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Your comments always make me smile! Thank you for your compliments. It really is a reflection of me, you get like an insight in my head 😉
      Have an amazing week as well dear!

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    Carina
    May 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    It came out wonderfully and looks so cool, while discussing something important and to some extent relatable! Congrats!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks a lot! I always try to make a good combination between art and important subjects! Have a nice day! :)

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    Ilona
    May 18, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Heel erg fijn gemaakt.. Ik volgde je nog niet op instagram en ben blij dat je dit project hier hebt gedeeld.
    Ik vind het echt super dat je al die tijd en moeite in die documentaire gestopt hebt, het loont!

    Ilona
    http://www.artthisisart.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Dankjewel! Bedankt voor je lieve bericht! Ik heb er ontzettend hard aan gewerkt en waardering is dan het mooiste wat je kunt krijgen! X

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    Shaira Angelique Manalo
    May 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

    WOW! You did really great and I see you’ve put so much effort in doing all of these. Hands down to that shot taken at the high ladder! Such a great work!!! <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New Post

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      DownTownSofie
      May 19, 2016 at 7:14 am

      Thank you for your kind words!
      And about the shot on the ladder, I guess risking my life was worth it 😉 haha
      Have a great day! <3

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    Chelsheaflo
    May 19, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I have watched the video and found it so wonderful! It looks professional I think and the cinematography was just perfect, the angle, everything. By the way, you have such a beautiful calm voice :)

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    chelsheaflo.blogspot.co.id

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    DownTownSofie
    May 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you also liked the style of filming! I really thought about that! :)

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    Joyce rdt
    May 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Oh wat tof dat je documentaire gewonnen heeft zeg! Ik heb em bekeken en hij is ook echt heel mooi gemaakt, super! Liefs.x

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    DownTownSofie
    May 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Dankjewel! Leuk dat je gekeken hebt! <3

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    evelyn
    May 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    wow! that’s really cool. i think you do a great job! keep up the good work dear
    have a great weekend
    xx,
    http://evelyn-halim.blogspot.com/

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    Whit
    May 21, 2016 at 8:54 am

    This is so cool, congrats on your documentary! I can only imagine the hours and hours of work and editing but it looks like it’s paying off! It’d be great to maybe work together one day! 😉

    Love,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 21, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comment! It sure took some hours!
      Who knows what the future holds and maybe we could work together one day! 😉 x

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