The overall feel of Drift is sombre and mysterious; a study of winter light falling on the surface of water, metal and cloud. The dominant colour is grey; grey infused with a multitude of ocean blues and greens.
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Sincerity is not enough, even with such existentially sincere feelings like disorientation.Welsby conveys the notion of disorientation (lack of stable points of spacial reference – the ship floats in and out of view as the camera turns to or away from it), but not the experience. A film done by the dictionary: you open it up, read a definition, then literally illustrate the definition, like in a class for deaf&dumb.