A Sci-Fi Short that Looks at Our Obsession with Digital Content and Social Media

Armed with a Canon 5D Mark II, After Effects, CS5, Color Finesse, Sapphire and Final Cut, director Francois Ferracci turns out a striking short film that looks at the direction of social media and digital content. There are quite a few messages that you can take away from "Lost Memories" but the one that hits home for me is how it reflects our future current state of social interaction and how we can so easily get caught up in sharing our moments that we forget to actually experience them. So the next time you are sitting down across a bar or table from a friend or loved one ask yourself, "Am I present?", and put the damn iPhone down.
 
Elvis via OneSmallWindow:
"With a running time of less than three minutes the film Lost Memories makes a powerful comment on digital versus analog living as well as the nature of memories—especially when they are all tweeted, blogged or committed to a digital archive somewhere."
 


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Written, Directed and post-produced by Francois Ferracci.
With Luka Kellou and Magali Heu
Music by Alexandre Fortuit
 
An interview with Francois Ferracci over at One Small Window.
 
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Yes, I think social media has a lot to answer for in the breaking down of our society. Lets get back to when we actually spoke to people and interacted with them instead of thinking, gosh i've got to get that on facebook..

Very cool. A great piece on our obsession with social media and the future of it was done in "Black Mirror".

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I'll have to look that title up. Thanks for sharing.

I should say our obsession with technology. Basically internet media like youtube, television, and my favorite episode of the series was about memory recollection devices and when you look at something like Google Glass, it doesn't seem too far off.

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Absolutely beautiful. Well done!

A little bit funny .....because i think all this was started by Polaroid camera .... ;-)