A Story about Fear

An important part of thriving as an artist or creative professional is facing and overcoming fear. All art is subjective, and therefore vulnerable to criticism or ridicule. It is crucial, however, to allow yourself to be vulnerable and open to criticism, and rather than fear it, use it as a tool to learn and grow as an artist.

This video represents just that: fear of being vulnerable, fear of the unknown. Everyone has a fear, in some form or another, and understanding that fear is an important step in overcoming it.

It was created in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. I used Stock footage from Pexels, Videoblocks, and Videezy. I also used some vintage film scenes taken from the documentary, The Horror of It All, by Wombat Productions, 1983, found on Internet Archive. The scenes used are clips from the following films: Metropolis, 1927; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920; The Cat and the Canary, 1927; The Bat Whispers, 1930; Nosferatu, 1922; King Kong, 1933; and an audio clip from Svengali, 1931.

Music is “The Killing Moon,” by Nouvelle Vague.

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