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Synopsis: An animated film illustrating the Soul song This Time by Dwight L. Wilcox II

“This Time imagines a successful touring headliner on the road who has made up her mind to be done with the pretty boys and the fashionable guys who’ve let her down, and This Time to find a man she can count on to love her more than himself.”



Run Time

4 minutes

Directed by

Lanessa Miller
Ahren Buchheister

Director's Statement

My process always starts with headphones. I listen and listen as styles start to come to mind. My imaginings don’t necessarily match the results, but those initial idea seeds get me where I’m going. I try to make each video have a distinct look based in the music.

When I first heard “This Time”, I thought of a soulful singer, confident and melancholy. She seemed to be immersed in color and so I departed from the limited palette I used in the last music video, “Medical Help”.

For “This Time” I looked to Matisse’s colorful organic collages of cut paper. I looked at the shading in art deco portraits. The lonely singer is ruminating like someone in an Edward Hopper painting.

Popular Lo-fi music playlists on YouTube usually capture a lone character barely moving in a tranquil scene for hours. I could see this working for the video. So in “This Time” I used the character’s relative stillness to create an undertone of the “monotony of the road” as songwriter Dwight called it.

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