Storyboard sketches number two!

Storyboard sketches number two!

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Our very brief storyboard. Have already posted a writer one but here’s a very badly sketched copy!

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ourwork    corinaandmaddi    cocasmc    workbook    

And here’s the second one! Whippee!

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ourwork    cocasmc    CorinaAndMaddi    moco36    video    hardwork    colonialcottage    

Our first video is up on YouTube! Check it out!

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CorinaAndMaddi    cocasmc    moco36    video    atmosphere    hardwork    ourwork    

Final Rationale 

Video 1: Atmosphere
We aim to make our video a reentering of the past, through the lens of an old camera. The sections of the house we show hold memories within them. As our video visits these memories, a retrospective and eerie atmosphere is created. We chose this kind of atmosphere because we wanted to highlight the history behind the cottage and the family who occupied it. As the camera travels through the cottage, it absorbs the family’s past through the cottage’s authentic appearance. To achieve our proposed atmosphere we have used video filters that create the look of a 19th century camera. We ensured to capture different viewpoints so that the audience felt as though they were in each room as well. Close-ups of furniture were used to show the age of the home. To create the eerie side of our intended atmosphere, we used soundscape. The sounds of a clock ticking and piano throughout our video create rhythm and constant background sound. We then layered sounds that are normally associated with a house to remind the audience that the cottage was once occupied. Our video is targeted at the older generation who would recognise and appreciate the time period that we are revisiting.

Video 2: Viewpoint
We aim to show how overwhelming the present can be to someone who is used to the past. We also mimic the way a person suffering from agoraphobia would feel as they enter the outside world. We achieved these ideas through eye and ground level perspectives. As we exchanged between viewpoints, it becomes difficult for the audience to tell which is which. This recreates the confusion that the person in the video is feeling as they lack stability and direction throughout their journey of the garden. We experimented with strapping the camera to our feet, holding it above our heads and using a range of close-ups and camera angles in order to achieve effective points of view. To further gain chaos in our video, we used quick transitions and scene changes. Sound enabled us to show how loud and intimidating the present may seem to a person who is familiar to the quiet atmosphere of the past. We layered sound effects such as revving engines, barking dogs and road works to create an intense soundscape - building tension for the viewer. Our intended target audience is the younger generation who can cope with the rapid and hectic pace of our video.

 

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Finished my part: Scenes 5 to 8 on Friday, 28/03/2014. 
Today, we’ll add extra sound effects and hopefully put the video together, so that they are ready to get uploaded.

- Corina

Finished my part: Scenes 5 to 8 on Friday, 28/03/2014. 

Today, we’ll add extra sound effects and hopefully put the video together, so that they are ready to get uploaded.

- Corina

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Final Idea Video #2:
Transition from past to present
walks out slowly but the old camera and the person, who got used to the cameras point of view, get exposed to the present surroundings and sounds.
results in panic mood -> fast pace. Tries to escape the “overwhelming feeling”, runs through the garden not knowing where to go. Goes to the street, which makes it worse.
Pace gets faster and faster, camera can’t keep up -> between videos, fast flashing images pop up.
Perspectives: surroundings, eyes, feet
How it is cut: we’ll have a play around with “collage effect”, bright view (enhanced contrast) for the total video (imitating adrenaline, panic reaction)
Clips become faster continuously after Scene 4: Stairs. Also sounds become louder and more noisy.
Camera “crashes” after the last scene (Street) to show that the camera (and the person) can’t handle the present. We illustrate this through grey noise effect (similar to old TV’s, when the VHS cassette was not playing yet or switching through channels that were not available), which also demonstrates that the old camera gets a little bit influenced by the present as well, even if it doesn’t like it. We also use a high pitched noise (similar to tinnitus, after listening to too loud music), showing how much trouble the camera had to adjust to the loud noises.
Sound: roadworks (recorded with our mobile phone), sirens, dog barks, cars, traffic, etc.
- Corina

Final Idea Video #2:

- Corina

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Final Idea Video #1:

"Camera from the 19th century"
Main idea: Camera belonged once to the family who lived in the cottage. A person from the present uses it and goes with it through the cottage. Person gets “sucked” in to the past -> person hears sounds that only the camera could “remember”, but person thinks the sounds are real.
Person tries to find out from where the piano sound comes from (living room)
atmosphere is created by slow pace, “old camera effect” and sounds.
Person is shown through feet and hand footage.
Nevertheless, we use “Portrait” form to show that this video was originally filmed by a mobile device.
Sound: piano, clock ticking, sharpening knives (scullery), clattering plates (kitchen). The sounds (except the clock) are self made.
We tried to blend in photographs of the family members in the individual bedrooms. Since our skills for Premiere were not advanced enough and seemed too busy for a video focusing on atmosphere, we decided to concentrate only on the sounds for the rooms that were used by anyone, to show that was actually a family living in this cottage.

- Corina

Final Idea Video #1:

"Camera from the 19th century"

- Corina

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cocasmc    CorinaAndMaddi    ourwork    finalidea    videoone    atmosphere    oldcamera    

First ideas before we started filming (25/02/2014) 

Idea 1:

House = Past

-> Old Camera Effect

-> Slow Pace (building tension)

-> Start at Entrance door

-> Show feet and hands

-> “look around the corner” perspective

-> piano in background (person is looking for it)

Idea 2:

Garden = Present

-> Hectic, panic mood

-> Road/street sounds

-> trying to escape - fast pace

-> Fisheye effect?

-> chicken sounds, rattling cages

POSSIBLE PLOT (connecting Video 1 and 2 indirectly):

Start at Door -> Journey through house -> looks through window -> scared -> finds the door again and goes out -> overwhelmed by noises -> starts to panic -> tries to escape

- Corina

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Thanks to the last Studio Screen class, I got inspired how to cut the fast scenes for our second video :) And of course thanks to the movie editor of  Snatch.

- Corina

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