For this week’s tutorial exercise, I teamed up with my Design Proposal group mates to plan a storyboard, which we might highly likely use for our team’s video presentation, considering the positive results that we generated. 1) How did thinking in terms of shots and scenes influence your approach to communicating your design concept?
In my personal opinion, thinking in terms of shots and scenes enables me to focus better, the objective is to feature our design concept in the most clear and easily comprehensible way. Because each shots and scenes will focus on a theme or an idea, it helps to eliminate distractions that will take away the attention from the design concept that we’re supposed to feature. For example, when planning the opening scene where the two characters meet and one of them introduces the design concept to the other. It was easy to go astray, by adding unecessary props or bacgkround, but we stuck to the theme we’ve set for that particular scene.
2) What motivated your choice of storyline structure? Can you think of an exemplar from a film that uses the same structure?
Due to time contraint, we chose to go with a linear timeline structure, despite having briefly contemplated a reverse / flashback timeline structure. I beleive with more time, we could come up with a solid plan for flashback timeline structure, as it is conematographically more appealing and enjoyable to watch. Predictable storyline is easy to produce, however, it has a risk of losing the audience’s interest halfway, which we try to avoid. An example of non-linear timeline film would be Titanic, which started out with the present time and then brought the audience back in time when the catastrophe happened decades earlier.
3) What choices did you make about audience and style? Were they related?
Because our design concept is targeted generally to anyone who knows a smoker whom they care for so much, for example: the parents, spouses, children, best friends, relatives of smokers, our narrative style is not very affected by the choice of audience. We are targeting a General (G) audience group (Motion picture rating system, n.d.). However, style does matter when the target is more specific group of audience, for example children or elderlies.
- Motion picture rating system. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved 9 October, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_picture_rating_system