5th July 2015
Vilén is from Fiverr. We didn't interact much, that might have been due to a minor language barrier. I was a bit nervous he'd say no to the project, It felt like a long shot, he had this "bro" persona he was projecting. I think the reason I wanted him over 3 other guys I was asking at the time was that I felt there could be something behind the online personality.
It may not be quite apparent at first, but I've deliberately added more 3d elements around where his heart would be, I wanted to give the feel of his chest having a hole, that it's falling away or that it's recently exploded. His hard "man" look on his profile, compared to a vulnerable & mediative moment he captured in making the source material, showed me there was more depth to this person, even from just watching a few quiet hundred or so frames of video.