Month: March 2018
Project 3 – Found Narratives – Sdreaming
1 Minute Version https://vimeo.com/259610202
30 Seconds Version https://vimeo.com/259610289
Each dream comes from the first force (desire), but is defended and resisted by the second force (consciousness).I want to use stream of conscious way to show the character’s dreaming sensation. There is no detailed storyline but the character’s subconscious is whispering around to present her inner world.
The character is suffering sleeping paralysis which means she is aware but unable to move and hard to breathe. Sleeping paralysis usually occurs when a person is under psychological stress. In order to show the character ‘s mental pressure I use blueish color all the way in the video. because water is fluid. It is related to the person’s dreaming subconscious. Although she is kind of awaken but she can not get out of the paralysis. The water is also help to blur the dream and reality.
One purpose of the use of water is to simulate the feeling of sleeping paralysis. The other purpose of it is to make water stream as a supplement of the character ‘s emotion.
In the beginning and ending, a geometric texture is blended with the water. The shape of the texture is regular so that it represent the character’s rational side while the water means subconscious.
Basically, my video is about a women’s memory fragment. So I choose to find all the footage I may need in my video. Then I go through all of them and pick up them in Premiere.
Because I want to use water as a representation of her emotion . So I cut different fluid water scene to blend them with her memory. Two layers overlay. And I reduced the fount layer’s opacity.
I have changed opacity according to the sound to show the uncertainty of the subconscious.
To create the mood of the video. Blue is always related to gloomy emotion.
This movie is directed by Hong Kong director Karwai Wong. His movie always contains sketchy and digressive scene. In Chungking Express , there are a lot of character’s narrative scene. There is no specific event in the narration. But we can guess what is happened to the character from those sketchy words .The movie focus on the character’s spontaneous mind. My conception is similar to his style .Bearing the detail of the event, I just let audience to imply the story behind.
Le Grand Bleu
My story outline is inspired by this film. Additionally, I change the the husband’s hobby from free diving to car racing.
And my idea of using water scene to accompany with the storyline also come from this film.
I wish I had stopped him, help him distinguish the reality and ideal.
We have had such a good time. But…the quarrel is unavoidable.
Now, everything is irrevocable.
Premise of the Narrative
Although I didn’t tell the story in the narrative I still created my ‘official’ version of the story.
The character’s husband is super crazy about car racing. Although they love each the husband still participated in the car racing more instead of his family. He finally died in a car accident during a racing only leaving the character alive in pain and yearning. And the character is very regret she didn’t persuaded him to be rational for car racing.
Le Grand Bleu
Dreaming Scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_F56oTymtU
Fast and Furious
Paul Walker car Racing scenehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adEx_SMsKWg
Jordana Brewster & Paul Walker – “Simple Incredible” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygcUuoqKWgk
Under water background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfBTIp7BkOE
Under Water surf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfBTIp7BkOE
Night Car Crash Sound Effect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4jfY3DCu0A
Scuba Diving Natural sound
Under the wave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7CvhqtZtvM