Visions of a Desert Wanderer


Greene, United States

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1. Key Frame, The Bomb Tower: The test bomb is ready to be fired on top of its tower in the desert on what is to be the last day of the war. Contrails of an enemy observation plane are visible at the top left. Using diplomatic “back channels” between the scientists and the military of both sides the enemy has been giving the opportunity to film the bomb test in an attempt to reach an understanding of its capabilities and to leverage a surrender.
There is a secret mission under way to come to an agreement before the bomb is deployed.

2 & 4. Rabbit in Sights & Flash: We are in a first person perspective view of the desert wanderer. She is just about ready to pull the trigger on her gun to shoot a rabbit for dinner. The large circle is the cone of vision of her right eye. The scene extends beyond that to the left showing the observation plane flying in the distance. In #4
the flash of the bomb is seen and the rabbit is startled and escapes. Luckily she has a hill and plenty of distance between her and the bomb site. She has stumbled into an area close to the bomb site and is the only civilian observer and is the recorder for this part of the story.

3. Inserted Frame, Physics: This is a inserted diagram of the physics of the working of the bomb itself, inserted to create the tension of the moment. The bottom figure turned out to look like a strange face.

5 & 6. Inserted Frame, Moving out of 1st Person Perspective: As she gets startled by the flash and heat, she jumps back and simultaneously starts to loose grip on her gun and struggles to regain it, as show using motion blur on these frames.

7. Key Frame, Explosion: Now we are looking at the wild explosion as a observer from an low tilting “camera” angle, as if we are ducking for cover as she bravely stands and watches in awe.

8. Inserted Frame, Wind & Dust: A few minutes later the blast creates wind and dust, obscuring our vision as she covers her eyes and gets close to the ground.

9. Observation Plane: It this frame we are observing the explosion a few minutes later at high altitude from the observation plane. The plane is gaining altitude as can be seen from the slope of the horizon. The camera to the left has been slid into its locked storage position. It is aerial camera #4, a spare. All on-board cameras are locked with two locks and are to be open only under strict supervision back at the mission headquarters.

10. Inserted Frame, Plane Flight Over the Desert: The globe is used to depict the current position of the observation plane and leads the mind in the direction that the plane is flying south. The plane will be flying all day into the dark hours as hinted to by the showing a schematic view of the moon.

11. Key Frame, Night Gives Birth to a New Day: A dawning of a new peace is symbolized by the dark to dawn cycle in this frame along with the juxtaposed frames 10,12. In the night time she senses that something profound has happened and a vision of the end of the war comes to her. She is excited and moved because
soon she will be able to return home.

12. Inserted Frame, Plane Flight and Arrival in Host Country: The schematic sun marks that it is the next day and the plane is about to arrive at the country that is hosting the secret negotiations between the two countries that are at war.

13. The Next Day: Sometime early the next day an agreement is reached between the warring nations and the newspapers tell of the end of the war. The mood is quiet, relaxed and relieved more than celebratory.

14. Detail Frame of the Desert Wanderer: As the war ends this chapter closes and new one is about to being for her. We finally see her in complete detail from the front. The viewing angle in this frame is from the perspective of the rabbit, looking up. She stands towering, looking into the distance contemplating the journey ahead with her gun lowered as the rabbit will be symbolically spared once again. Two birds of prey representing her spirit circle above.

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