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Wine's Dregs & Sediments

Arung Raditya
by halfcrumpled on 10 Nov 2023

Explore 'Wine's Dregs & Sediments,' a crime-thriller concept art. Immerse yourself in the gritty underbelly of the city, where shadows hold secrets. A visual narrative capturing the aftermath, revealing hidden stories.

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"This visual narrative emerged from the shadows of my first-semester film assignment, and it was completed on November 10, 2023, having started with the environment art on October 18, 2023. In order to portray the story as a whole—a glimpse into a world where ordinary meets the macabre, where every frame tells a story waiting to be discovered—the creative process placed a great deal of emphasis on composition and lighting. Our seasoned cleaner protagonist navigates the grim aftermath of a pulsating crime thriller in the city's underbelly, where shadows conceal secrets and danger lingers in the air. Accompany him on a somber exploration of the urban underbelly, where each flicker of his cigarette unveils a secret narrative."

"Our seasoned cleaner protagonist makes his way through the grim aftermath of a gripping crime thriller in the shadowy underbelly of the city, where danger lurks in the air and secrets are concealed by shadows. Accompany him on an unglamorous voyage through the dark side of the city, where each flicker of his cigarette unveils a secret narrative. My first-semester film assignment served as the inspiration for this visual story.

With his trusty van as an unassuming yet vital chariot in the night, our protagonist maneuvers through the labyrinthine streets of the city. Each twist and turn is familiar, every alley a silent witness to clandestine dealings and whispered confessions. His hazmat suit, a shield against unseen dangers, bears the scars of countless encounters with the city's darkest secrets.

The protagonist stands in the aftermath of the gloomy tableau tonight, having painstakingly erased all reminders of the city's transgressions. The normal cadence was broken and a deviation from the routine was indicated when a call arrived earlier than anticipated. A sharp reminder of the disturbing events of the previous evening, the air is tinged with the lingering tension of a freshly cleaned crime scene.

With a cigarette in hand, the main character leans against his van to enjoy a well-earned break. His face is lit by the cigarette's glow, revealing eyes that have seen the beauty and the horror concealed in the shadows. The broken window and the scattered chairs in the motel room now speak of the mayhem that followed the methodical cleanup, a covert ballet of erasure and crime.

The protagonist is alone in the peaceful parking lot, the secrets of the city swept away by the night's activities. He is a lone figure in the dimly lit space, ready to face the emptiness that follows the unraveling narrative, despite the challenges that cling to the aftermath.

This visual narrative unfolds from the canvas of my first-semester film assignment, capturing the moment after the cleanup—a glimpse into a world where the mundane meets the macabre, and every frame tells a story waiting to be discovered."


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