Q1. How did thinking in terms of shots and scenes influence your approach to communicating your design concept?

From my point of view, I think shots and scenes would influence what we want to express in some way. Because our design concept is about community relations. And we choose international students as the target group. When we develop our concept, we may use some slow shots to show the character’s lonely feeling. And we consider some scenes like airport could reflect international students who start their lives of studying abroad.


Q2. What motivated your choice of storyline structure? Can you think of an exemplar from a film that uses the same structure?

Because our main character in this storyline is one international student, we may use some inner monologues to express some changes of his mental activities. One example is this film: The hours. One main character in this film is called Virginia, who has experienced several nervous breakdowns and suffers from bipolar disorder (Wikipedia, 2016). So in this movie, one screen is about her farewell that using inner monologue.


Q3. What choices did you make about audience and style? Were they related?

I think our audience are some international students who has experienced some negative emotions as well. The style is to make audiences strike a chord. They are related and they together influenced process of our design concept.



Wikipedia. (2016). The hours. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hours_(film)