Freedom and the Game of Chess

Here's a five-year old shelved project that I've worked with Hans Bacher for a local band's music video to release their new single. It is about the government's abuse of power that destroys little hopes blooming which can potentially grow into freedom and bear fruits of the future if sustained properly.

This metaphorical approach was inspired from Pink Floyd's "The Wall" (1982), carefully designed with powerful visuals along with the music to create a meaningful and honest film.

Unfortunately and as expected, the band's manager would prefer to feature the band in the music video for their marketing exposure rather than featuring the message of their music translated in a visual designed manner. Nevertheless, the efforts were not wasted. I've learned a lot in this game and enjoyed the progress in a creative aspect.

© Hans Bacher • Kenny Tai 2009

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