Dream Redemption是讲述了a man通过贩卖梦境救赎自己的故事，故事源于我以前做过的一个梦，人们的梦可以贩卖来赚钱，而主线故事则源自身边发生的校园欺凌新闻事件。我想通过拍这部短片让人们关注校园欺凌，探讨人性究竟是本恶还是本善，以及个体的人性是否是一成不变还是说会不断的变化和发展。这也是我自身成长经历中一直想要探讨的，我本人也经历了各种善恶交织的事情。
Dream Redemption tells a story of aman to sell dream for self-redemption. The story is sourced from a dream I had before. People’s dream can be sold to make money and the mainline story is sourced from school bullying news events occurred around. I want to shoot this short film to enable people to pay close attention to school bullying, discuss that the human nature is on earth good or bad and the human nature of individuals is invariable or will constantly change and develop. This is also what I always want to discuss about in my own growth experience. I have also experienced all kinds of things complicated with good and evil.
To make the story more vivid and attractive and add suspended interest, I arranged the scene that a person is beaten and bullied at the most beginning as a warm-up opening to attract audiences, then switched over to dream selling background introduction episode and introduced the mechanism principles of dream selling. Later, the mobile phone dream episode of schoolgirls to do nothing to save somebody from ruin to cause everybody’s discussions as suspense points and then revealed that a schoolgirl saved schoolboys and was raped by turns but the schoolboy did not save the schoolgirl for fear. I inserted the episodes that the schoolboy comes across the dream vending machine and signed an unlimited dream vending agreement. Through the narrative technique with two clues of schoolboys and schoolgirls, I finally revealed that the schoolgirl occurred in reality before is actually the schoolboy. The schoolboy is continuously vending dreams for guilty conscience and so he is confused about dream and reality and he meanwhile kills his personality in dream. Then, he lives with a status of the schoolgirl all the time. So the fact is that the schoolgirl in mobile phone video is the real schoolgirl while the schoolgirl in other scenes is actually the schoolboy. To play a role of a schoolboy with a status of the schoolgirl means that the schoolboy realizes self-redemption in this way and he successfully lives with the status of the schoolgirl. The story of the schoolgirl to bravely save people is advocated by everyone and the schoolgirl has also become a social figure. He thinks he is the schoolgirl from his inner heart though people surrounding see that he is a schoolboy in appearance.
So in the treatment for dream and reality, the dream has a warm color tone. I mainly used a fixed camera position to show dream illusion. Cool tone is adopted in reality to show the cruel reality. Holding cameras can show the sense of reality in records. However, in the final reality scene of the short film, when the schoolgirl looks into the mirror and sees her to turn into a schoolboy, the scene turns into a warm tone. Since the dream and reality starts to integrate here, the hero has been confused with dream and reality.