Hello! This assignment 2 Image Sequencing: Time and POV comes in 2 parts!
Part 1: Parallel Storytelling
Write and film two scenes with content that will intercut meaningfully and provoke audience to see a connection.
Intercut, cutaway and POV can be added to create a new narrative
For part 1, my group (Yu Qing, Hui Min and Yit Ling) and I came up with a story unanimously in our group we named it as ‘ Curry Murder ‘ and filmed it together! After filming the scenes, we each sieved out the good and bad takes for each scene and shared amongst each other before we parted ways (not totally) and moved on to part 2!
Part 2: Additional Voice Over
Working with part 1, we each individually have to write and record and alternative voice-over(VO) track from different POV/narrative voice. Whereby we can include additional shots for our intended edit (Cutaway and POV shots). We are also required to rework our script to at least 1 out of these POV below.
- 3rd person POV (Objective/Limited/Omniscient?)
- 1st person (Interior Monologue)
- Narrative Voice (stream of consciousness/Epistolary Voice)
Working on Part 2 on my own now, I thought I should narrow down on what my next steps should be before I proceed with my individual quest into Part 2.
Sequence of Events to complete part 2
- Settle on the parallel storytelling scenes and order.
- Choose which POV to use. And reason why.
- Choose which scenes do I want to include Voice Overs.
- DIY Foley sounds
- Adobe Premier Pro edit.
Choosing the POV
Narrative Voice: The narrative voice is the teller’s voice.
1st person POV: Narrator uses ‘I’ in every moment as seen through the character’s eyes. The narrator is the character.
3rd person (Limited): The narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character. Much like a stalker, know what the character feels and think, addresses others as ‘they’ ‘him’ and ‘she’.
3rd person (Omniscient): The thoughts and feelings of multiple characters can be shared through a God like POV
3rd person (Objective): Employs a narrator who tells a story without describing any character’s thoughts, opinions, or feelings; instead, it gives an objective, unbiased point of view. Often the narrator is self-dehumanized in order to make the narrative more neutral.
I decided to do the brainstorming part on paper and write out the script I want to use as narration.
Creating my own Sounds.
Because we were tasked to create our own sounds, I did some research as to how to replicate the sound using different methods. And watching clips on people rendering Foley Art was really inspiring.
I am really awestruck by what goes behind the cameras. Because it is something we don’t take much notice of, this reinforces how good the Foley artists are in their jobs to the point the sounds created are seamless. In addition, the same sounds can be created using cheap and alternative materials. Like hooves of a horse walking can be made using toilet plungers stuffed with cloth, instead of recording a live horse walking in the pace you want.
Sounds I recreated using the art of Foley and Dubbing
I was not able to borrow a Zoom Mic from the school as they were all booked, hence I improvised with whatever I had! 😀
I used my trusty phone recorder and hid in the Sauna cause I needed a sound proof environment to do my recordings. And no, I did not turn the lights in the Sauna on because my laptop may die in the heat… Oh yea, AND SO WOULD I.
Couple arguing fade in and out: Recorded my own voice and used Adobe Premier Pro Audio editing effects such as tuning the Pitch.
Cutting Body scene: Squishing a wet towel
Cutting carrot and potato sounds: Scratching the tissue box
Feet shuffling sound: Rubbing waxy side of tissue box with water.
Keeping body scene (Hand in bag + Box): Rubbing plastic bag and hitting the box.
Using Adobe Premier Pro, I arranged the different types of Audio clips and Video Clips neatly and accordingly to have an easier viewing and editing experience.
And here I present to you, the final product of Assignment 2!
Film Title: Love Served in a Bowl
Theme: You can have your lover’s body, but not necessarily her heart.
Set-up: In a married couple’s home
Yu Qing – Wife
BGM used: By Night – Sophie Hutchings
Thanks for reading till the end of my post!!
And I am very thankful for being able to work with such lovely group mates and cast! \^.^/
Seng Yi Ling.