Assignment 2: Sequencing Images

There is two task to this assignment. For the first task, we had to be in a group of maximum 4 person. We are to reinvent a history for someone whom we had lost touch. As for second task, it is a individual project. We had to make use of images shots that we took as a group to create a photo story with sound.


Our plot is about a girl and boy who are childhood friends since young. They communicate thru letters and would always meet at the park nearby, where all their memories are formed. However, over the years, the boy had to leave to go overseas. The girl anticipate for him letters, but she never ever receive them. Over the years, the girl moved on and have her own family. Then she receive a letter by the boy. She then realised the boy left her, not because he had to go overseas but he will suffering from illness and he doesn’t want her to suffer with him.


While editing the images, we realised we had many missing images and scenes, therefore we had to change our story. We felt that the first shoot was lack of planning. We had many disconnections and the images do not bring out the emotions we are trying to convey. We didn’t use a tripod, so the images were some what not from the same angle.

Therefore our group agreed to reshoot.

The second time we shoot, we followed the story board closely. I felt that having a storyboard really helps a lot. It helps us plan and organise the story better.

Thankfully, the second time we shoot it turn out better. We had our things planned out. We went to various locations and had our props ready. Since this story is about childhood friends growing up together, we had to take the attire and surrounding into consideration too. We also confirm all the camera angle and lighting so that we will not face the same problem.

20 Images

We use a lot of wide angle shot to show what is happening at the surrounding. Then we zoom in into the subject, this is to show the emotions and main element in the photo.

We also made used of what we learn in class. Like the different perspectives and rule of thirds.


I got my inspiration from the film Memento. Memento is presented as two different sequences of scenes. A series of black and white to represent the past and a series of colour sequences to show the present.



The story starts and ends at the same location. I tried using two different colour schemes in my plot. Saturated colours for the present and desaturated colours for the past. It starts with the girl recalling back to the past, where they form all their memories together. The park is a place that connects them together. They always appear together at the park, however at the last scene it shows the girl sitting there alone. I want to show the loneliess and that the guy had left. I also made use of the leaf dropping scene to show that the boy had left. I also make use of black screens and fading effects between 2 different locations/ scenes to show the flash back memories and to show the passing of time.


I had no idea what sound to use. I went youtube to watch some still photo story to get inspirations.

0.00-0.12 I use peaceful and soft environmental sound.

0.12-0.30 I tried to add in the sound of ceiling fan and echo sound effect to show that she is a very small space. The sound is soft and not over powering. Then I use diegetic sound, for example the sound when the boy in sliding the letter into her house.

0.32-1.16 This is where all the happy memories are formed. There happier and lively environmental sound, such as birds chirping, wind and children playing. I also recorded the closing and opening of tin. At 1.16sec it ends with a loud bang. It is to show that the tin is being buried and to show that something bad is about the happen.

1.19- 1.33 This is where the boy left. The use go low pitch sound for the background, this is to create a tension and anticipation of what is happening next.

1.36-1.41 Instead of showing the man walking into the lift, I used a black screen with sound of the lift door opening. Like without even seeing whats going on. By the sound of it, we know where the boy is.

1.41-2.53 After the boy left her, I reduce the background sound, it is to create the loneliness effect and I only force a few sound to create the tension.

2.53-3.03 I use back the same background sound as the first scene to show that is a continuous of the first scene. However, I add the low pitch sound to create the mood of how the girl is feeling.

3.03-3.22  When she finally know the reason why the guy left, the sound of the background sound slowly fades away and become silent. It is to show peacefulness.


I realised how difficult it was when I was editing the sound and images. It is really difficult to find the right sound to represent the mood I am trying to convey.  End up I had to record some of the sounds. Such as the opening and closing of biscuit tin.

It was also the first time I tried using Lightroom and iMovie. I had no idea how and what to do. I ended up learning from youtube videos. I learn how to adjust the settings.

Overall, it is a good learning experience. I am pretty satisfy. I never thought I will be able to do it. Although it is not perfect, but I tried 😀


4D Project 1: Picture Story- Curating Self

First series: Object and representation of me.

Soft toys has always been a significant object to me, they accompany me throughout my childhood. I remember when i was younger, I would act as a teacher and they would be my audience.

People who are familiar with me will be aware of my crazy obsession with rilakumma bears. However, not everyone is aware of the story behind it.

Reason why this rilakkuma is so different from all my other soft toys is because this is the first toy that I caught from the claw machine.  Ever since then, I started my collection.

Some of my friends have seen my collection and whenever they see a rilakkuma bear, think will think of me. So i guess this object represents me.

Up to today, i still love soft toys very much. I  have plenty of toys, but this is still my favourite. It is very significant, as it holds a dear value to me.

I made use of the rule of third technique, I placed the teddy bear at one of the intersection of the rule of third grid to give it a clear focal point. It helps to create a sense of balance without making the photo to static.

I used the natural lighting from my living room to create value in the shots. This photo is taken to show interaction between myself and the toy. I deliberately focused on the bear to show emphasis on it while blurring the background. Using motion blur technique, the swinging of tag shows the movement and interaction between us.

The warm lights in the shopping mall helps by creating a comfortable environment. This teddy bear is significant to me which is reflected by the warm lights.

I tried taking photos from different vantage points. For the first photo, i tried placing the rilakkuma at the centre, however the photo do not look as interesting and eye catching. Flash were used in some of the photos, thus it created very harsh lightings.

Second series: My World

Arcade, a place filled with happiness and laughter. I clearly remember the happy memories spent with my family at the arcade. It is a significant to me as this is the go to place when i feel stress or upset. That is how I recharge. I feel very happy whenever I am at the arcade. Seeing all the smiles on people faces bring joy to me as well.

Arcade is filled with colours and noises. In this panorama photo, I would like to show how people interact with each other in an arcade. And the liveliness of the place. It is a good place to bond with friends and family.

I applied what I learnt from the previous lesson and created this one point perspective. The chair and lights acts as a frame and bring more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.

Ever since my first bear, it become an “addiction”. I felt a sense of accomplishment everytime I caught a toy from the claw machine. I tried to frame the subject using the background lights. The value in this photo is very contrasting which helps to bring out the subject.

Motion blur helps to portray the life and energy of the arcade. Motions in an arcade can represent liveliness and the activites going on in the place. In my opinion, the child represents energy and that energy reflects the atmosphere of the place. Laughter of children could be heard. Being in a happy environment helps to lighten my mood.

I also tried taking from different angles, but it didn’t bring out the effect I would like to express.

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Assignment 1 (Research)

I do not have any photography skills, therefore I can only look up on the internet to see what inspires me. I happen to find Elevn Photography, founded by Alan Lim. He does a wide variety of shots, such as lifestyle, products, events, travel and even portrait photography.

I really like this photo. The black and white photo convey the commitment and love towards the violin. I like how black and white photographs gives a certain emotion to the story behind.

Using of plain background really helps to make the subject stands out.


One thing I like about photography is being able to capture the moment of happiness. I like how the blurred background helps the subject stands out in the photo.

I will try to apply what I have learnt into my assignment!


We learn about the different perspectives in 3D class. Our task for the lesson is to go around the school to take photos of the 3 different perspectives.

1 Point Perspective

2 Point Perspective

3 Point Perspective