At New Eve we have a long list of internal projects we do on the side at the same time we are working on our clients projects. For this project we partnered with Blank Verse Films to shoot and edit a video for poet Branden Constantine’s The Opposites Game.

The Opposites Game recounts a classroom exercise where students were challenged to write the exact opposite of a line of Emily Dickinson. The resulting argument is a surprising exploration of language and meaning. The poem was selected for the 2018 Best American Poetry anthology.

We shot this video on site at Constantine’s house in Los Angeles using a Sony A7S and Canon 6D. It was edited in two  weeks using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects, and through a collaborative effort with Blank Verse Films, the b-roll and music were chosen for the greatest effect.

If you like this video make sure to subscribe to Blank Verse Film’s YouTube channel, or stick with our blog as we plan on rolling out more original content like this!