“30 places that I have never been.”
- Outer space
- Male toilet
- Garden of Eden
- New Zealand
- Labrador Park
- Hogwarts school
- Mount Everest
- La La Land
- King’s Landing
- The Wall
- Sand castle
- Salar de Uyuni
- The Dead Sea
- Pink Lake
- 221B baker street
“overall ideas & inspiration”
I tend to narrow my theme on self-image and this project is no exception!
A doll in a dollhouse is always associated with perfection. Her outer appearance, immutable set of personality and traits including femininity, bubbly, narcissistic, and being a Polyanna. I value individuality because it is what characterised one into an unique human being and not some idealised, mass-produced products. However, it seems like society’s perception of beauty has changed under all sorts of false advertising and celebrity glamorisation, drawing parallel between modern women and those dolls.
HOW DO I DEPICT A REALITY THAT DIFFERS FROM THE DOLLHOUSE?
Getting inspirations from Dollhouse, a music by Melanie Martinez and the movie, Annabelle.
Roughly drafted out the possible settings and events I might encounter at the Dollhouse.
Translated LO-FI storyboard into actual photos. Added / modified / edited frames in preparation for the final video.
Sound track progress 1:
“BEHIND THE SCENES”
- Storyboards – general direction/ scenes
- Photoshoot – get raw images
- Photoshop – get edited images
- Lightroom – increasing saturation of red to build up tension and climax.
- Premiere pro – putting images into a continuous video
- Recording – get raw sound clips
- Download sound clips – background music
- Editing/ inserting/ combining – sync sound clips with video
“sCENES WITH REFERENCE TO STORYBOARD.”
scene 1: sleeping
scene 2: entering doll house
scene 3: wonderful place
scene 4: perfection
scene 5&6: eating
scene 7: fat
scene 9: modification
scene 10: whiteout
scene: love myself
“Food, more, more, more!”
“I’m ugly, fat, worthless.” (male)
“I’m not pretty, not perfect, I don’t belong here.” (female)
Distorted version – from another dimension
“Delusion, wonderful, desire, perfection.”
Screaming – peak of horror
Whispering – imitating sleep paralysis
Panting – woke up
Heartbeat – buffer screaming, waking up
Door opening – foretelling something bad is going to happen
Distorted low sanity background music – buffer screaming
Carousel – wonderful, magical
Background music – overall ambience
“final 1-minute video”
“LessonS learnt & stuffs to improve on”
Hands on at the technical aspects like Lightroom, Premiere pro, photoshop, audacity. Definitely useful for future projects! Virgin try at manipulating sounds with images, interesting experience!
I could make the transitions smoother by inserting more intermediate frames or transitioning sound clips. Perhaps drag certain sound clips longer to extend the effect it exerts on the audience. Thanks for all the valuable feedback.