diary log week 7
Diary log-week 7
During this week my main objective was to gain influences on how my production could be created through research. This was achieved by annotating an existing short film, identifying my short films story arc and revising my knowledge on camera shots.
By annotating the short film ‘PROXiMITY’ by Ryan Connolly I identified how different shots connoted meaning through the film’s duration. I was inspired by one shot to mimic its angle and shot to connote the same level of desperation Connolly wanted to. From watching the short film I was convinced I wanted this shot to be incorporated into my final product and believed that it would be effective in highlighting the intensity of a fight scene within my product.
I then utilised my research oriented around narrative theories to distinguish the story arc of my final product. It was easy to identify that my narrative nearly follows Todorov’s Narrative theories but breaks the conventions of 2/5 stages. Identifying my story arc was essential in weighing up whether the narrative would be appreciated by the audience and to abstract. By correlating it to Todorov’s narrative theory I was assured that it wouldn’t be even though it contrasts 2 of the stages (Equilibrium and New
Turning my attention to the actual production of my short film I researched camera shots and what meanings they present to the audience. These allowed me to choose whether the shots I had decided were appropriate when compared with what stage the narrative was in.