Video analysis The Genesis
Video Analysis: "The Genesis"
Found following the completion of Mission Icefly at SurvivalCode.com/thegenesis, this is the full, undisrupted video outlining our call to action. Transcript and scenes examined below.
- Direct link: http://survivalcode.com/thegenesis
Narrated by Professor Traelek
- As human beings we experience every second of our existence through our senses. Five wonderfully basic gifts that compel us to explore new sights, to hear new sounds, to smell and taste the sublime. These senses of ours thrive on a perpetual stream of information, creating a constant thirst for new discoveries.
- They define life as we know it; and in doing so, they fuel the intangible.
- But what happens if the senses are not cared for? If they are no longer cherished or protected? What happens if the human spirit is no longer stimulated? When actions become ordinary, mundane, routine? When the essence of that sense that we so desperately need to remind us of who and what we are is taken for granted - what do we do?
- We go in search of hope.
- Perception. It can't be measured, proven, or even defined -- but it warns us when we're in danger. And it's warning us now.
- Human kind is at a crossroads. If we want to survive, we must heed the call and explore the depths of our shared consciousness. This is a time for heroes, for seers, for sages. This is your time.
- The world needs you. You must act now, before it's too late.
Below are described the individual scenes shown in the video, in order of appearance:
- Blurry crowd
- Satellite image Manhatten, NYC
- We see a lone heavy vehicle driven by one man (possibly mid-late 20's) in a cold arctic landscape. He's navigating by a fairly high quality proprietary guidance system, which has pinpointed on a specific location.
- The driver reaches his destination, as indicated by the locator. As the vehicle pulls to a stop, the driver commences drilling. A single arm extends from the vehicle, with an attached cylindrical drillhead with which to drill into solid ice. The location device then displays a graphical representation of the drill process which is clearly guiding the driver's progress; it depicts the drill itself and a marker for the location of the target object. The drill is extracted and within the cylinder is what we know as an Icefly, embedded in the translucent ice extracted up by the drill. (cut to two girls)
- A woman is seen in a car at night as a passenger, looking aimlessly out the window as though pondering something.
- She is cradling a large metal briefcase, sitting in her lap. A view outside the vehicle shows that it's daylight now, and driving through a wintery landscape, most likely arctic. (cut to two girls 3)
- Now driving underground through a dimly lit tunnel, the vehicle the woman is in approaches a very very large doorway - two large doors with the same grid-like pattern drawn by the red-headed girl - opening to allow the vehicle access to an enormous installation of sorts. (cut to laboratory 2)
- A young brunette girl is seen in a car in daylight peering out the window, as if watching something in the distance. The car is driving down a road lined by large trees. The scene is hazy, dreamlike. Another girl is seen beside her, clearly red-headed, and is sketching numerous pictures on a drawing pad in her lap.
- A closeup of the sketch paper shows the red-headed girl drawing an image of the icefly in a cylidrical container. The brunette girl is watching the sketch closely, while brushing her hand over a blueish child's briefcase. (cut to business woman 2)
- The young red-head tosses a picture into a pile by their feet - it's a picture of what appears to be two large walls or opening doors, with a grid-like pattern on each. The brunette girl picks it and looks at it. The vehicle comes to a stop, and the red-haired girl looks up from her drawing to see that the other girl has already left the vehicle - she seems surprised, as if she was either very much engrossed in her drawings, or it happened quickly, silently, mysteriously. She turns to see the brunette girl standing behind the car, watching as it pulls away, only the blue briefcase and drawing in her hands. (cut to transporter 3)
- An older red-headed woman with short hair is seen in an dusty art studio, focused on drawing something on a larger pad on a desk top.
- A college or university classroom filled with students is shown, all appearing very interested the subject. A view of the front of the room shows three black boards with portions of a drawing that seem to form a pentagon with odd, but purposeful markings. Above the center board is a very large screen showing Professor Traelek, as he's narrating the video - this implies that what we're hearing is the 'lesson' that the students are watching.
- The camera slowly pans down inside a white, brightly lit laboratory populated by a number of scientists. On the floor are what appear to be pathways which look to form a sort of pentagon itself. It's clear the scientists are examining something, a material, ice perhaps, or crystals. (cut to arctic 2)
- A man carrying the metal briefcase transported by the businesswoman places it on a desk top in the lab, and it's clear this is Professor Traelek. He opens it, and a blueish glow gently emanates from the case. The contents are not shown, until he lifts a cylindrical tube with both hands up in line with his face. His concentrated look becomes one of satisfaction, happiness, as he peers intently at the cylinder's contents - an Icefly encased in a column of ice. He slowly removes his hands, releasing the cylinder, and it remains in place, visibly floating, as if held in place by a magnetic field or sorts (or high tech "magic", or perhaps...supernatural power?) The final scene is a closeup of a magnifying glass examining the Icefly.
The video splits the scenes in creative parallels, but it appears these depict events with common individuals. Below is a possible interpretation of the actual chronological order of events.
- (flashback?) Two girls, possibly sisters - a brunette and a red-head - traveling down a road. One is drawing a "vision" of sorts, including a drilling vehicle, an Icefly in a cylinder, and a large doorway. The brunette, holding a blue girl's briefcase, takes an interest in the drawings, and takes them (technically only the one with the doorway), and is left behind on the road. Both girls are last seen watching the other as the car drives away.
- A vehicle (the same drawn above) is traversing an arctic landscape, driven by one man, and arrives eventually at his destination. He drills into the ice with a cylindrical drill head and extracts what appears to be an Icefly encased in a block of ice (the same drawn above).
- An older red-headed woman is seen drawing something in a studio. This may be the same red-headed girl from above.
- An older business-like woman is seen in a vehicle as a passenger, possibly the brunette girl from above, holding a metal briefcase. The car arrives at an enormous doorway (the same drawn above).
- The metal briefcase is carried into a laboratory with floor markings implying a pentagonal significance. Professor Traelek takes out a cylindrical container containing the Icefly, holding it up in front of his face - he let's is go slowly and it hovers.
- A classroom at the Traelek Institute, filled with attentive students, listens to Professor Traelek provide a lesson about the senses and how essential they are to human kind - that they are warning us that we are in danger.
Below is a breakdown of the visual scene threads alongside the narrative voice-over. The narrative (not necessarily the visuals) appears to be a lesson that is being taught to a classroom of students, possibly at the Traelek Institute.
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