‘Look Up’ is a spoken word film, written, performed and directed by Gary Turk. The film was published on the 25th of April on Youtube. ‘Look up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
My personal thoughts:
I, personally, didn’t expect seeing so many negative comments. But maybe the reason behind them is the misunderstanding of the real idea that Gary wanted to clarify.
Social Media does have its good and bad points, just like everything. Social Media can be good for getting up to the minute news in a world that’s always changing and always has something happening, but on the negative side, it can cause people to become more introvert and anti-social when in public, as they may not have as much confidence to talk to people face to face without a keyboard being in front of them.
Some people in the comments section have to remember that this video is not an Anti-Social Media or Anti-Technology video. Gary Turk, the writer and director of the film, isn’t asking to destroy your internet connection and stop using your phone and the social media. Personally, I see this video as being more of a nostalgia video, along with some of his thoughts and also telling a “What if” love story, as he mentioned in the video description.
Talking about the actual video itself now, I think it’s really well made and the poem in it is fantastic. Great shots and lighting, along with the score, makes this video look pretty professional.
Watch the film on Youtube: