Chris Sumsky

Climate Change Remix

Using only clips from and music written by Joe Kennerly, this project presents three different sides of the global climate change debate. Climate Change Remix was a project for DMDN 211: Cinematics at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

The first video presents the argument that climate change is a real problem that needs to be addressed. I wanted to create a serious mood that weighs the seriousness of the issue.

The second video presents the argument that climate change is not actually happening, and all the people who claim otherwise are silly wolf-criers. The mood here is much lighter and almost comic, using clips from the cartoon Popeye to show the importance (or lack thereof) that this side places on the issue.

The third video shows the point-of-view of the outsider who doesn't have a side and simply wants to hear evidence from both arguments. I made this video feel claustrophobic, cluttered and, ultimately, inconclusive.


This was a solo project for a class. Conceptualization, storyboarding, research, resource collection, editing, and compositing were all done by me. Original music by Joe Kennerly.