Another Brick in The Wall is by far Pink Floyd's greatest ever mainstream success, instantly attaining classic status, and is perhaps their most famous piece of work. The song had a huge influence upon me. Apart from that, "Pink Floyd - The Wall" film is also a great inspiration because of its psychedelic visuals and the musical treatment of the film. If you haven't watched the film, I would say that you must watch it. This influence, and the situation I was in at that time has forced me to make a film with a blend of both.
I know, I know. I know that I cant reach the standards of The Wall but I cant stop myself from doing this. If not, I will end up having sleepless nights and lucid dreams so I have decided to just make it whatever the way it is possible. I can't get a big crew so I have requested my friends to be in the film. I also cant make up them for the roles so I have decided to shoot on the occasion on which they will be the way I want them to i.e. graduation party.
As long as I can remember it was more than a year ago. We were all dressed up in formals for the occasion. After we are done with our graduation party we had a very long photo session with every one making as many weird poses as they can make at that time. Before the ceremony itself I have told my friends to be ready for a small video shoot. They all agreed to be in it considering the status of my previous films. Every body is probably expecting some good roles in it but it turned out to be totally different (to them).
The idea was to adopt Another Brick In The Wall which criticizes the educational system in high schools to criticize the placement system in the grad schools. I had some story in my mind with some interview scenes of a graduates who wanted to take different paths but due to the peer pressure they choose placements. It goes with they suffering the placement process and corporate work and finally reliving themselves by kicking their boss ass. As for the graduation day I thought of shooting the scenes involving group of students. The shooting went well apart from minor logistical problems but the other scenes involving the story of individual students were never shot due to the wrong time of the shooting i.e. end of the semester and graduation.
Another Brick In The Wall - Placement Version from Escapist Creations on Vimeo.
I dropped the idea of making the video as the required scenes were not shot and can never be shot but the footage has been with me transferring from one hard disk to other. When ever I hear Pink Floyd, this idea of making the video pricks my brain, it leaves me in despair. What can I do, I can't complete it the way I wanted it to be. After thinking a lot i decided to just make whatever is possible from the available footage so I edited the whole thing trying to bring the same core meaning of the story that I had in my mind long back. Due to the low footage you can see the repeated scenes in the video but I guess it suits the way it is edited. Well, that's it no more regrets and no more backlogs. Here is the video.
Last but not least, here is the quote sort of related to the video
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. "