Maximilian Fabjanski D’Eramo
The Time Machine
Mr. Capri, a stubborn 5th class teacher who refuses to believe the children’s time machine works is told by one of his colleagues that it does indeed work having comforted a teacher walking past his room. Once he enters the cardboard box contraption, he is confident it was everyone just playing along with a children’s silly box. However, the audience soon after realises he was not as right as he originally thought.
The Time Machine is a short, animated piece which looks at the potency of nostalgia using a children’s class creation. Songs, photos and smells are all things which appeal to our senses and can trigger nostalgia within us. What is actually happening in our brains is the refiring of groups of neurons in the same pattern which originally recorded the experience. The short also touches on the playfulness of childhood and the old idiom not to judge a book by its cover.
Growing up people tend to leave behind their child selves for the adult world. A part of ourselves which can be very beneficial for not only creatives and creativity but for everyone, giving us the ability to take a moment and enjoy the little things.