Avatar is the story of a brave new world and being exploitative of said new world. Pandora is a moon of a fictional, being very loosely based in our own solar system. It is the prospect of brave new world, an idea seen in history and in fiction, many times over. The Na’vi people are analogues of the Native Americans, where their society is incredibly attuned to the nature of their planet, it’s animals and the plant life, even to the extent that the trees can save the consciousness of their dead.
The theme of belonging is what my FMP shares with this soon to be franchise, Rohan takes his two brothers to the future, to explore, not conquer. The consequence for Rohan for trying to assimilate, his brothers are caught in a political scheme of a selfish ruler. Avatar’s main character, Jake Sully, is punished for converging with the Na’vi people, when trying to mine their world’s natural resources. Avatar is a prime example of excellent world-building, a story fitted around a world so cleanly. The idea of the mies-en-scene telling the story was always an idea, but one I had been reluctant to try at first, as I wanted tottery and fit more exposition into 2 minutes. lacking a sizeable duration for my film, focussing on the world-building as the priority.
Doctor Who is a cult classic sci-fi franchise that has lasted approximately 50 years. It’s main character is The Doctor, a rogue member of a race of aliens called Time-Lords. the idea of the rebel, is something people identify with because there is the constant need to escape for the viewer. This Doctor character doesn’t reveal his true name, so it almost pushes the message that you can be capable of anything, as if the Doctor represents a person’s utmost potential. He can literally be anyone, as Time-lords can switch sexes, as shown in the episode “Hell Bent”, the finale of series 9 (promo photo below). He is intelligent and capable, a technological and historical genius, making for a far more relatable hero. For how we’d be safe with the Doctor, we’d also be in great danger if we travelled with him, as his adventures often deal with some deadly alien. As such, the Doctor too has the potential to
be as bad as anyone, making his humanity his defining feature and a source of inspiration for the characters in my current project.
As of 5/6/17, i have opted to study the first episode of series 8 of the modern series, rather than the penultimate episode of series 9, merely for the reason I cannot access that series on Netflix, so as such need something more accessible with what I have. I will continue studying the series on a whole, but will focus on that particular episode for key instances of character development and storytelling, to see if there are any parallels between the result of my FMP and the episode in question.
22 ; Range of websites, structure, graphic design
1 ; Muse
8 ; Links
15 ; Test
22 ; Evaluation
29 ; (Report)
Function: Facebook is a social media platform, meant for the ages 13 years and up. it’s purpose is to connect friends, family and strangers on global scale. This link between people can be achieved by its messenger (and there Group chats especially), the posts made by Facebook friends and the overall community is inspired by the groups and pages it has to has to offer. Facebook goes out of its way to cater the best it can to every user.
Graphic style: Facebook has a very contemporary style, having a blue and white colour scheme, complimenting a website clear to read and well-organised in nature. the white takes up the majority of the screen, with the blue banner up the top.
Contextual awareness: Facebook is highly user-friendly, your list of lists of friends comes with people you may know, pages and posts they like and requests for games or apps they may use. Advertisements for the right time, place and specific to the data Facebook has gathered about you, they achieve this via the “reacts” on the posts, be they advertisements or from different pages. They then suggest posts to you, coaxing you to like more pages and express more of your interests.
Structure Templates: Facebook is organised very well, it has posts from your Facebook friends down the middle, a list of friends and additional features and settings to the right-hand side.
The following music videos (below) are sources of inspiration for our music for their different assets they have in each video and how it influenced our work. For instance, video 1 has a lot based on visuals, which is an important factor when considering how to keep your audience engaged, and how far we can really go to keep them interested. The visuals of this video vary from a close-up of the vocalist Brendon Urie mouthing the words, but this is coupled with various other clips of disturbing imagery that generates an atmosphere of a satanic cult brainwashing, a departure from the song’s theme and lyrics, but is ambitious and creative enough to mesh together and retain a high entertainment factor.
Video 2 has synergy with the Movie Suicide Squad, so it’ll something of narrative to begin with. In looking into this video, we focussed on how realistic we wanted to make the story, as the vocalist Tyler Joseph acts as a prisoner, in the same location as the characters from the film. later in the video, he escapes and performs the song, but at the end of the video, he is alone and surrounded by guards, as if the performance never happened. this detachment was considered, as we’ve thought of having the characters be vampires, adding a hint of the supernatural, that same detachment from reality.
Video 3 is one of our largest inspirations, as it retains something of a developed plot, and was a video found by typing into YouTube “Vampire music videos”. Already, it acted as an inspiration for us, as the video allowed to focus an engaging story, despite the fact our track is an instrumental.