This piece is about hysteria, the hypnotic power of commercialism and its persuasive nature. The music is Ravel’s “Bolero”, for which the piece is named. I have chosen the music because both its crescendo, and repetitive construction mirrors the structure of the visuals in my piece. It’s also fitting that “Bolero”, one of the most recognizable pieces in classical music accompanies the most recognizable show in, perhaps, daytime television history.Every shot, minus the first few and last one, are reaction shots of the studio audience. They have not been rearranged or repeated and each one was included in the shows original broadcast.Ideally, the piece is to be shown, projected at least 12 ft in height in a single, otherwise dark room...perhaps on a wall, or a solid white sheet. The sound is loud.In its entirety, the piece runs ten minutes, one second.Perhaps, at the end of it, “BOLERO”, is a celebration.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Marcel Wepper, 26, lives and works in Los Angeles.