A few lessons ago we were assigned the task of picking two objects and creating a short storyboard around them. We had to pick two objects from ‘the special media box’ and I immediately grabbed a small hour glass (two minute glass) and a Buddha statue. For some reason, it appealed to me and I believe that this was due to the mystical aspects of it. I linked the hour glass to time travelling and felt It would be interesting to incorporate the Chinese culture to it. I assume I chose the main character to be a teenage girl because it would be simple to base the story from the perspective of a character our age. However, we wanted to make it interesting by including the chinese culture and simply exploring the relationship of a teenage girl who lives with just her father.
Just as I finished my storyboard I realised that I had subconsciously taken inspiration from an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. During the episode a female teenager went home to find her father turned into stone by a descendant of Medusa :’D . She races to the place where the protagonist was and uses a talisman to revert her father back to normal.
^ THE STORYBOARD I CREATED
Our homework task this week was to translate an article, story or any source, into a storyboard form. We had to use our initiative to create an interesting story, whilst still using our source as the foundation for the story. Seeing as I am a frequent daily mail reader, I decided I would use an article from it’s online site. I came across an article suggesting that saturated fats is actually not as bad as it seems and can in fact slim you down. The word ‘slim’ just approached my thoughts and I immediately knew I would base the story on a wrecked diet tale. I decided to make it comical as dieting is seen as a serious topic and it would be interesting to put some light on to it.
I thought that I would use a woman as the primary character as a female character and dieting can be explored in such humorous ways. I chose an alternative ending as I did not want the tale to be predictive. The ending was supposedly meant to be a pleasant ending but the character’s facial expressions shows otherwise. It’s as if she is always doomed. The readers can assume she would rather remain in the hospital for a week, rather than return there in 9 months. I created this storyboard again using https://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator
– THE ARTICLE
– THE STORYBOARD
In class, partners were assigned with the task of transforming a newspaper article into a story and had to display it in a storyboard form. Me and my partner had to be creative and either stick to the same story or add an alternative narrative. We decided to be creative and input a mysterious psychological aspect to it. The story is loosely based on the Hackney riots and we stuck with the same middle aged character. Due to his age, he’d be more susceptible to empathy from the audience. There are various scenes in which the audience would be on edge. An example would be when the youths circle him as he exits the alleyway.
The mysterious/psychological aspect of this short film follows to the end. The film finishes with the main character wondering his whereabouts. The audience will learn that he has dementia. This will engage the audience further as they will sympathise with this character who had to suffer a hard journey and forget it in the end. This cycle process refers to the riot narrative, in which havoc and crime will always take place. By using a middle aged- elderly man as the main character, the audience receive an abstract perspective on the riots and how it can affect individuals.