I saw a good movie lately. And I just happened to be a huge part of it.
While stumbling through The Internet the other day, I came across an interactive online short film called Bla Bla. It was on NFB (National Film Board of Canada)’s website, which, of course, hints that the quality of the film would match the quality of the visuals. The person behind this online “choose-your-own-adventure” is Vincent Morisset, a self described “web-friendly director” (according to an article by Catherine Perreault).
Despite the lack of dialogue, the film is about exploring the basics of human communication. Finding this out after playing around in what I thought was simply a visual stimulant made me go back and play around with it further. With communication in mind, I discovered new interactions between the characters/objects/images on the screen that I had missed the first time around. It made me realize that one person’s experience with this animated short is more than likely completely different from the next, making this film truly unique.
I could go on and on about how perfect the accompanying audio is, or how satisfying it is to command a storyline within such a beautifully sculpted world, but instead I suggest you stop reading and go explore through the 6 chapters of this masterpiece yourself. I’m also stopping because I just realized that I’m starting to sound sappy. Bla.