Silent demonstrations

Last week a quiet demonstration took place in the Spanish embassy. A group of Catalans asked, yet again, to be allowed to vote in a referendum about the independence of Catalonia from Spain. I was meant to be a very quiet demonstration. Silent, in fact. A few posters, a voting ballot inside a cage… and a single violinist at the end.

So it had to be a very sober film. Uncomplicated. Plain.  Only diegetic sound (ambiance and the violin). Let the action take over. This is how I film actuality. Some would say it’s a pretty fast edit, but I say that videos thought for online consumption must be brief and direct.