Month: February 2014

Story Board

This weeks task involved creating a story board of my chosen location (Arkwright Foyer). For the story board I decided to show each journey through the space, as this links to the movement of the space.

Journey 1: From Newton to Arkwright Foyer

Journey 2: From Arkwright first floor to Arkwright Foyer

Journey 3: From a corridor in Arkwright through the Foyer into another corridor

Below shows the storey board and descriptions:

Once I had finished the story board I created a movie showing each of the journeys.

To create this I took a photo of each drawing, and made sure they was in the correct order. I then added headings and subheadings, where they was needed. I also added some special effects and changed the speed and duration of each section. After I tried to find some sound to also add to the video, but unfortunately I could not find anything that would link to my video, so I decided to keep it silent.

Below is a link to the video:


Video for Hubbub

I created a music video using Windows Live Movie Maker for the song Hubbub by Cantaloupe. Using a video which used an angle pointing towards the hands of the keyboard player.
The video was a total of 40 minutes long and the song is almost 5 minutes long. So I listened to the song and went through the video to find shots that would fit to the song, eventually I managed to cut the video down to 10 minutes. As the song is up beat, I sped the video to x2 its speed, this allowed the hands of the keyboard player to be in time with the song. However a few seconds slots in the song slowed down, here I edited the video to make it slower. Throughout the video I added special effects to create a better visuals to the song.I did find it quite hard to make the hand movements and the song beat link together all the way through.

I wanted to only show the hands in the video as this links to what I am looking for my final video to be, which is studying movement, mainly movement of people, but this could develop as I go on. Therefore, I used the advantage of this video to look at the movement of hands and the keyboard plays a big part in this song, meaning the video connects well to the song.

Link for Video:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari) is a German silent horror, created in 1920. This is one of the most influential films of German Expressionism, which helps bring the whole film together. The film was about a somnambulist and his leader who were the suspects of the murders happening in the town. However, what I took from the ending of the film was that it was all in someones head who turned out to be the ‘mad’ one.

The architecture in this film was a movement from German expressionism, it had a huge impact on the film. As German expressionism is dark and irrational creating a perfect scene for a silent horror.
The architecture in the film showed both of these characteristics, the buildings were tall, overpowering and sharp angles. The buildings both external and internal would slant in making the residents feel small and locked in. The doors were big and the windows were small, mainly all triangular shapes.
The architecture was like this through the whole film, creating a big atmosphere, until the last scene, when it is revealed that it is all in the mans head, this is when the architecture calms down a little, helping the audience to distinguishing between what was real and what was not.
As a whole I think that the architecture style used helps you realise it is an horror, especially because it is a silent film, German expressionism creates a disorienting and intimidating set. Architecture defiantly connects this film together.