Sunday, 10 November 2013

New idea

After speaking to Niall and doing research into moving silhouettes, we realised it would be difficult and probably out of our capabilities to create a silhouette of a baby and a small child using the same actor and same suit, so we have devised an alternative which sticks to the theme of a journey from life to death and still uses the idea of the silhouette character. The character will be displayed as an old man in a hospital bed, the heart rate monitor line will be everpresent and layered above the silhouette which will help us to tie into Andrew Goodwin’s framework by matching the movement of that monitor like to the beat of the song. At this point, he is on his final few minutes and we follow them by visiting the flashbacks of his life he has in this time. These will be shot in colour video and edited to match the time zone they are supposed to resemble. This is helpful to us as although we have done practice, our skills of making a moving silhouette are simply not strong enough to last for the entire song professionally. So it will be easier to film this as it requires less post filming work and still sticks to the theme of a journey through life as an alternative that we like just as much as the original idea. The ideas we have for the stages of his life are him as a child, his as a student, his getting a girlfriend, him socialising and making friends, him as a worker, him getting married, him as a veteran remembering the times he spent in battle (as he is an old man now it is likely he would’ve served in his early adult life) among a few more. Niall will draw up a character list, a location list with risk assessment and a props list for this.

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