Incognito

UCLA AUD, Entertainment Studio

Studio Project, Spring 2020

Instructors: Natasha Sandmeier, Nathan Su

Team: Alekya Malladi, Gesthimani Roumpani, Yanrong Yang

Sound & video edit by Gesthimani Roumpani.

A missing persons case. A police detective and an AI analyst. The fallibility of memory and witness testimony pitted against cold, hard forensic evidence.

Motivated by the impending collaboration of humans and AI, the film “Incognito” challenges the idea of objective or infallible memories, suggesting that memory is not a record of the past; it is a creative act that weaves together an experience and an environment with its associated senses and emotions.

 

In the year 2023, a young girl goes missing in Salton Sea, CA. The police officer on the case and AI analyst AVA, are collecting evidence and data, to stitch stories and spaces together. The success of their investigation depends on the accuracy and balance between human, digital, and object-imprinted memories.

 

This film serves as an exposé on memory, spatial reconstruction, and the role of contemporary media in delivering fact and fiction. How far is the truth from a series of stories put together in a well-strung narrative?

Scene by Yanrong Yang.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani & Yanrong Yang.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani.

Scene by Gesthimani Roumpani.

 © 2020 by Gesthimani Roumpani

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