4D Project 3: Mis en scene

Sorry, I could not provide the movie creen to beshown here as my file was too big and thus I shared it on vimeo. However, I do not know how to put the movie screen from vimeo to be shown in this post. Thus, I could only provide the link. Please click on the word ‘ RISKs 2 ‘ which will help provide you to the watching of my video.

RISKS 2 from Audrelia on Vimeo.

This story mainly talks about a girl who is suffering from a certain terminal illness but wants to fulfil her dreams of being a singer by going for the singing audition. Her parents were worried at forst but decided to let heer go in the end so she could fulfil her wish. However, due to how serious her illness is, her illness took over her performance which led her to be rejected by the judges. Thus, becaue of how serious her illness is and how she now could not fulfil her dreams, she could not take the fact that she got rejected and dies on stage.

My group’s six lines are
1. I have to go.
2. Do yout hink this is alright?
3. What do you mean?
4. I really have to.
5. Just go ahead. Goodbye.

Creepy Heartbeat Sound Effect
Hey there Dellialah -Plain White T’s cover by Sadie Love
Heartbeat and breathing sound effect
Heartbeat flatline

Jaime Goh
Lydia Lui
Zerlin Jade

Overall , I think that filming requires alot of detail for every scenes that you wan to shoot or reshoot. For example, if I were to reshoot, I had to make sure that my actors had to wear the same clothes and be in the same position. Also, I had to ensure the background setting should be te same with no distraction. I had to bevery careful and be aware of the setting or else I would end up with the result I have.

I also think that being a director, you have to have a vision on how your storyboard goes or else you would be confused and would not know how your angles are supposed to look like or how your story should flow. Thus, I ended up having to receive my groupmates’ suggestions to shoot my story instead.

However, I think that editing seems much easier as I could better visualise how my movie goes and I Know which are the parts I should cut in order to ensure a smooth story.

Project 2: Impossibilities of a being

This video is mainly talking about my everyday life as a student who do not live in ahall and I would have to wake up early for school especially for Monday’s morning class at 8am. The transformation would mainly revolve around how I would brush my teeth, carry my bag and wear my shoe.
The reason why I would keep falling is to describe on how I would be so tired and I could not get myself up to walk to school.

I realised that doing a stop motion video requires alot of effort in order to make the whole sequemce to be very smooth. In order to make my video, I would have to plan out the story and how I am going to get out of my bed and brush my teeth and at which point I should stop to take the the photo. All of these factors would have to be taken to consideration in order to make the whole sequence to be able to tell as tory and make the whole sequence seem logical.

During the planning, I actually did have some difficulties in laying out my sequence for the story as I had to make sure the whole sequence seem smooth and logical. Thus, I had to do a rehearsal first on my own without the camera so that I could better visualise what I would be doing and how the pictures should be taken.

However, overall, this has been quite an interesting project for me as I notice the effects on what stop motion has that by combining bits of images can create a video and they could tell a story. Although the planning and execution can be troublesome, but the ending result and the learning outcome for me to notice this strength about stop motion is something new and interesting for me.

4D Project : In a World…(Sequential Imaging)

This is when Clefie is being blamed by his teammate, Bookie for causing a blackout for the whole village. However, this is actually not the first time that Clefie has done this, thus, Bookie is shown to have an angry expression.
Visual wise, I have decided to take the advice I received from my classmates and Michael that there should be a sense of perspective. Thus, I have decided to make the houses look even smaller from the tower’s perspective.

This is when Clefie decided to go to the pixie forest and ask the fairy for wishes. Clefie is depicted to be a greedy character after recieving his wishes as in the story, I hve mentioned that he asked for three more wishes after he had his third wish. Thus, Clefie is depicted to have his mouth wide open and this could represent how much he wants to have more wishes.
Visual wise, the background was atually a forest with flowers and trees. However, after receiving the advice in the critics session, I did consider of how the background should be related in context with the story that is the whole village is in a blackout mode. Thus, I have decided to paint the whole background in dark purple and just focussing on the two characters.

So, this is the aftermath of Clefie wishing that the whole village would belike him. Clefie then wanted to ask the fairy what he should do but he realised the fairy could not help him as her powers became weak. Thus, there is the sad expression on his face as he realised he is now left helpless and has gone overboard with his wishes.
Visual wise, I received some commebts during the critics session that the houses look as if they are floating objects. Thus, I have decided to change the colour of the houses which could blend into the context of the whole village is blackout and are also quite prominent. I have also added some shadows so that viewers could see that the houses are on the ground and not floating.

Character’s Decision
This is when Clefie decided that he should climb up to the tower and save the whole village. I wanted to show the village to remain in the blackout mode because of how I think that base on Clefie’s position, he has not tripped over the wires, he is only starting to trip over the wires. Thus, the whole village is still in a blackout mode.
Visual wise, because Clefie is standing on the tower, the houses, again, should remain small and they should have a certain perspective. Thus, I have arranged the towers to be in a more circular pattern which could enhance the sense of perspective for the viewers.

In the end, Clefie wished the whole village back to normal and he was regarded a true hero. Thus, I have chosen to depict the keypoint in the resolution that is how Clefie is depicted as a true hero by his fellow elves. In this image, the elves recognised Clefie as a hero by throwing him up into the air which is also a form of celebration of his victory.

Visual wise, I have depicted a sense of perspective as there is a foreground and the background is dominated by the sky. The elves including Clefie also has a sense of perspective as he seems to be bigger than the rest of the elves on the ground.

Overall. I feel that this project is slightly difficult because of how we should illustrate our story using just five panels. It can be difficult for me to capture the main points of the story as I felt that nost of the points in the story are the main points. Thus, since I came from narrative class, I anaged to learn soe tips of writing a story and I used those guidelines such as the beginning, middle, climax, character’s decision and resolution, whenthinking about how I should illustrate my story.
I have also learnt that even though it is a fictional story, there is still a need to show some perspective so that viewers will know from whose point of view are they looking at.
Despite the challenges, I still find this project to be an interesting experience for me and I am using a medium which is comfortable for me as I am better at traditional medium than digital medium. I feel that this project is interesting because of how I found out that I could narrate a moving story using still images. This is die to how we would usually see still images alone with no story, it is only when we include another image, we could see a story towards the whole image.

4D Project 1B: In a World… (Character and Poster)


A Thousand Wishes Story Plot

In a world, where elves live in a peaceful village of Elfordon, one clumsy elf came and started a bunch of chaos. Clefie, the clumsy elf, is always blamed by his team of light technician elves for causign a blackout in the villge. Tired of being blamed, Clefie went to the pixie forest and asked her for wishes. However, he was only given three wishes. After his first wish, he started to ask for more wishes. He even wished for the whole village to be just like him but this casued a blakout in the village and the pixie to have its powers weakened. With his teammates at a loss and the pixie’s weak powers, Clefie knew he had to save the village himself. He climed up to the star tower but tripped over the wire which eventually lighted the whole village. Clefie wished the whoe village back to normal and was recognised as a true hero.


Clefie, the clumsy elf

Bookie, the smart elf

For both elves, I was inspired from the cartoon called Smurfs. However, in order not to replicate the characters, I have actually received some advice from my classmates and Michael that I should make some changes to my chracter. This includes the changing of the skin colour to be from blue to green so that it will become my own character. I have also decided to add some symbols on their hats that could represent their personality. For Clefie, I have decided to use a bell that could represnt how lost he looks and he does not know where he is going, thus, he needs a bell to show some signs to his other elves that he is at a certain place. Bookie is repreented by a book because it represents how smart he is and the pose represents how deeply in thought he always is.


For the fairy, I was inspired by tinkerbell and thus my previous design was similar to tinkerbell having blonde hair. Thus, after receiving advice from my classmates and Michael, I actually changed the colour of the dress and her hair so that she can be my own character that I have created.


This was my previous painting of my fairy which I find it very sketchy and too painerly. Furthermore, with the same hair colour as Tinkerbell, I have decided to change my character.


I feel that this project allows me to expand my creativity skills as the character is allowed to be ion any type of world. I actually had a few difficulties when coming up with the characters and their world because I was quite afrid if the characters and the world they live in did not make sense. I actually also did come up with some more characters but as I come up woth the story, I got stuck because the theme for the story that I came up with was more towards action. Thus, I have decided to come upo with a simplre story that would revolve around greed and how a person can come from zero to hero. Looking back at this story, I feel that the story should have also made some improvements because of how it should have just one message to tell instead of two. Due to how much I wanted to create a fiction character in a fiction world , I found it dificult to make use of the elements in the fiction world that includes magical fairies to be part of my story.

However, I still find this project to be very interesting and it allows me to think beyond reality and allows me to explore more from my imagination.

4D Foundation I

I used substitution for this photo as I wanted to tap into the sub consciousness of people when they are dreaming. Thus, I have substituted the bed with a dreamy looking background and the subject is sleeping on the clouds which represents how she can be carried away in her dreams as she is not thinking too much when she is dreaming.

This is done by subtracting the thickness of the paper which is to suggest how much paper we are using for our own use but could harm the number of trees in the forest. The subtraction of the pencil lead is to suggest that if there were to be lesser trees found on earth today, we will soon find ourselves to have very little paper for our own use.


I added the thorns at the side of the phone which is showing the Pokemon screen. This is trying to show how dangerous the game can be as it can turn into an addiction that may lead to negative consequences such as a distraction for students’ academics, lesser social interaction among people, although they are physically together, they are not communicating face to face.
The use of superimpose for this photo is to emphasise on how parents act as a support for us as they were the ones who raised us up throughout our lives. Thus, I have come up with this idea on how parents act as a support for our wings before we can “fly” or grow up. In this image, I have included my father’s hand to be placed under my arms. The shirt that I was wearing would be the resemblance of a wing and which can also help convey my idea of how parents act as a support for us before we ” fly “.

Overall, I find that this project to be very interesting and it is a new experience for me. This is because I have not used photoshop before and I had difficulty doing this work. Thus, I actually took a very long time to finish this work. However, the idea of using the four techniques is very interesting because I never knew that these techniques can be incorporated into photography as I am only exposed to photography without photoshop. Thus, throughout this project, I am able to include my own personal thoughts and opinions about certain issues and convey them into a certain manner instead of just capturing that issue alone which can just fulfil that message but makes the image less interesting. I have also learnt a lot about the techniques which can be used in advertisements to encourage more consumers to buy their product or to fulfil their message about a certain issue.