Antinatalism

 
9.5 (3)
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Antinatalism
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Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
139
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
24
Time Cut:
115
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Brief Synopsis:
What is life? Is it desireable? Is imposing life moral? These are questions that are being explored in this short documentary. It starts with the beginning of the universe and ends in our modern times. It explores how life functions, what it's tools are and how it applies to humans.
Intention:
The goal of this edit is to introduce the viewer to the philosophy of antinatalism.

I stumbled across a speech about antinatalism on youtube that started with the beginning of the universe and ended in our modern times. The speech really impressed me and motivated me to create this fanedit.
Other Sources:
- Inmendhams Speech about Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIztzmUkuzk)
- Soundtrack by Endless Melancholy - Music For Quiet Mornings
Special Thanks:
- To Inmendham for being who he is and offering his philosophy on Youtube.
- To Neglify and hasmak for reviewing the cut and providing helpful suggestions.
Release Information
AVI/MKV
Editing Details:
I used the narration as a basis and edited the footage from 'The Tree of Life' to fit the speech. I cut some parts of the narration when there was no good footage available. I also used the soundtrack to evoke a feeling in the viewer that mirrors the content of what is being spoken.
Cuts and Additions:
The documentary is edited to fit the narration. Therefore, most of the original film is cut.
Cover art by Lolwut0 (DOWNLOAD HERE) image

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.7  (3)
Visual Editing 
 
9.7  (3)
Audio Editing 
 
9.3  (3)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (3)
Enjoyment 
 
9.7  (3)
Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
8.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Overview - Take something life affirming, say “The Tree Of Life” from 2011. Wipe the sound, replace with an antinatalism speech given by Gary Inmendham, overlay with a depressing soundscape.

Video - 1920 X 1080p AVC. This is gorgeous. Fabulous trim of a film I found pretentious, overlong, and relief for insomniacs. Cutting is fine from beginning to end, though selections seem better for the first half, random for the second.

Audio - 256 kbps mpga 2 Channel stereo. No subs, though perhaps unnecessary. Inmendham’s dialogue was difficult to fathom at times. The capture, I suspect, was not the best, and the music pushed forward too much.
This is really an edit begging for 5.1, and an experienced editor might have had fun orchestrating the rear swirl, and layering low registers out the sub. Lolwut0 is a new editor (to me) and I factor that.

Narrative - By the second half, the narrative cohesively starts to fray for me. By design, the characters could be anyone. I was not drawn to their stories, moments that might create memory, the wonder of Life. There is no narrative - there is no point - to anything.

Enjoyment - Reference Nigel Tufnel, this goes to 11. I am steeped in Ligotti and Lovecraft (as opposed to just the dread lord of R’lyeh). Gimme Rust Cohle over Martin Hart any day. Where the actual universe is indifferent to any karma or divine plan.
The majesty of the cosmos, the miracle of life, reduced to molecules and equations.
Accomplishments, achievements, honors, love, gratitude, all rendered into nothing by time and dissolution.
To quote, and deliberately misapply, Bukowski, “Don’t try.”

Lolwut0’s inspiration for this is pure serendipity. The juxtaposition of life and the sheer pointlessness of life, is a conceit that resonates with this reviewer. Again, this edit is better suited to the Ligotti crowd, particularly the “conspiracy” contingent. You know who you are. For you, this is essential.

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Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
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Overall rating 
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

The concept of antinatalism is new to me, but The Tree of Life was not. I found this to be a really enjoyable watch, very interesting and predictably beautiful. The visual editing was flawless, and the balance of music and speech was perfect, even if the source for the lecture was clearly very compressed before the editor got his hands on it. It's still easy to understand and follow, though, so it doesn't really do much harm to the finished product. I recommend checking this out if you're intrigued; the philosophy behind the concept isn't particularly optimistic, but it is fascinating.

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Yes
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Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

This may not be everybody's cup of tea, but to me I consider watching this to be time well spent.

A/V Quality - 10/10
Superb. 1080p MKV, crystal clear.

Editing - 10
No issues on the visual end. Very clever cutting with the dialogue and music. Audio editing top notch, everything sounded balanced and flowed great.

Narrative - 9
Wonderfully condensed and enhanced by the new audio lecture.

Enjoyment - 9
This was quite trippy and informative. What I could understand was amazing and mind-blowing.

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