Story, plot and narrative

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is about story, plot and narrative.

Often people get confused when it comes to which is which. I didn’t really learn the difference until recently. Now I know the difference I feel I can have a better understanding of my film.

Story: Is basically the whole thing.

Plot: It is the events being shown.

Narrative: Is the order the events are shown in, the structure of the plot with in the story.

NSP post help

The diagram above shows the parts of a film and how they are different, not the same. If this is a bit confusing look at the one below. Basically, story is the biggest part going down to plot, then the smallest narrative.

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First draft

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is about my first draft!

Unfortunately, it is no where near long enough. Here are some other changes that I need to make that I know I need to get done:

  • Colour correction
  • Add glitch effect
  • Slow down animation
  • Title name
  • Keyframes
  • Add film and add the rest of my film!

So far, I am happy with. I was really scared of premier pro at first…but to be honest it was easier than I was expected. (Amazing new coming from a computer hater like me!) I never even thought I could have made a successful stop animation, but I have! 🙂

Logo design

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is about my logo.

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I filled the two pages above with any ideas I had for my logo. Mt favourite ones include eyes. If not for sight, my film would be be pointless. I want my logo to link to my title.

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I drew this logo when I was listening to ‘Rise up’ by Andra Day. Mountains are what I see when I here the song. The title would go in the banner.
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One of my title ideas ‘virtual, voiceless, voyager’ hence the 3 V’s. This logo design was inspired by the game ‘papers please’. Just the vibe of the game made me think of this.
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This logo I drew as it looks like a heart, following my heartbeat productions. The bigger piece is to represent the skull and the smaller piece is the fox.

 

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This is my first attempt at making a planet inspired eye logo. I will hopefully use Sam’s eye instead of a random one from the internet.

Mock ups

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is about my mock ups for my ancillary texts.

I drew 4 poster ideas and 4 magazine ideas, this was to ensure I had a broad range of ideas to work from. I picked 2 of each to narrow it down. Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.55.39

  • 1 – I like it as it follows the layout of a magazine page I analysed called ‘The Godfather’. The only difference in my magazine layout the text is better than the image, the opposite to the ‘The Godfather’.
  • 2 – This is my favourite layout. It is symmetrical and links to my geo theme, as geometry follows symmetry.
  • 3 – I like the layout but I feel it is over completed and does not reflect my films style.
  • 4 – I quite like this design. It is very unique as the angle really offsets the fact it is a review. However, trying to write text in a triangular format will be impractical.Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 10.55.51
  • 1 – This design is my favourite. It is the one that I instantly pictured for my film since the start.
  • 2 – I like this design. However, I think it is the weird version of number 1.
  • 3 – I quite like this design but my photoshop skills are limited so going ahead with this design might be a challenge and look really bad as an end product.
  • 4 – I like how this design shows the people behind the characters. It is a contender to try and beat number 1.
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Poster 1

This is the first draft of my poster. I need to fade out the bottom of the skull character and fill in the text. I have chosen this layout as it looks as if the skull is behind or following the fox, which happens in the film.

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Magazine 2

This is the first draft of my poster. I like how the blue is behind the fox and the grey behind the skull. To me, blue denotes the sky but connotes happiness, the characteristics of the fox. Grey denotes ash but connotes death, the characteristics of the skull. I also made the skull bigger than the fox, to connote he is stronger than her.

I love how they both look linked. The aesthetic of both the poster and magazine are quite similar, giving me a house style.

Bumps in the road…

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is about recent developments regarding my filming…

Everything was going swimmingly well. I made 2 our of 3 acts of my film ready for my first draft. Alas, all great things come to an end. In which I mean my filming and editing success have come to a grinding hult.

One day I thought it would be good if I edited act 1 and 2 together. So I found my premierepro file for act 1…but act 2 has disappeared. As if that wasn’t enough…any premierepro editing I have done has ‘unlinked’. This is basically when the mac has a moment because I have transferred it to many times.

I am now left with more problems thanks to the un-understandable world of technology…

Oh yes, also I one of my actresses is most difficult to get a hold of so I can film her. This has resulted in a pause in my completion of filming. At the moment, my steps are to focus on ancillary texts as they have taken a seat throughout my filming. So fingers crossed that they go to plan…

Act 2 – Animated

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is my first edit from act 2.

To make this part of the film I followed these steps I created:

Shoot the footage in real time

Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 12.09.37.pngWatch through the footage and screenshot parts I can then edit together

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Place those screenshots in PremierPro

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Edit them together

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Change their duration to 4 milliseconds each

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Edit in the music from the animatic

Keyframe the music and sound effects

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Act 1 – Jackson Povey

Hey there Onlooker, CreativeCookie here and today’s post is my first edit from act 1.

To make this part of the film I followed these steps I created:

Shoot the footage in real time

Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 12.17.31.pngWatch through the footage

Place the correct footage in PremierPro

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Edit them together

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Edit in the music from the animatic

Keyframe the music and sound effectsScreen Shot 2017-11-17 at 11.07.14.png