Film Blog: Strangers

Summer 2013 Update

Over the summer, I solidified my story/concept a bit more. The story takes place between two buildings (homes). As the story builds up, the action will continue to move on while the setting will remain relatively the same. This contrast gives more emphasis on my theme of opportunity and time. To add on, each scene will take place in a different season - paralleling different stages of life. I hope that with this change, it will become more clear to the audience that more time is passing by. 

Summer Ice Cream Scene

Summer Ice Cream Scene

Fall Bus Stop Scene

Fall Bus Stop Scene

Winter Bike Scene

Winter Bike Scene

Spring Vending Machine Scene

Spring Vending Machine Scene

The story ends in spring with the cemetery between the two buildings. 

 

February 25, 2013 - Week 05

Storyboard

Here are 5 vignettes I plan on including in my short. At the moment, I am thinking of having a total of 8 short scenes that last a duration of around 3 minutes. 

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February 04, 2013 - Week 02

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Title: Neighbors (2014)

Premise: Neighbors is a collection of short snip-its showing incidences that occur between two strangers. These two people quite frequently pass by each other: at the grocery store, the gas station, the mall, etc. Every time, they have very short interactions such as asking for change or picking up something the other dropped - yet, they never become acquaintances. 

Content: My piece will be a collection of short scenes where these two people will each be following their own agendas (montage). It will start out with the two in a hospital nursery and it will end with them in the same cemetery. The mood of the piece should be bittersweet as if time is passing by. I do not want my audience to feel sad when they watch my piece.   

Style Tests - Texture and Color

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January 28, 2013 - Week 01

Story 1. Neighbors

Plot: Neighbors is a collection of short snip-its showing incidences that occur between two strangers. The story opens up to two babies in the same hospital nursery: a girl and a boy. As the story progresses, you see that these two people quite frequently pass by each other: at the grocery store, the gas station, the mall, etc. Every time, they have very short interactions such as asking for change or picking up something the other dropped - yet, they never become acquaintances. The story closes as the two people are laid to rest in the same graveyard.

Mood: Bittersweet - the feeling that time is passing by. Should not be a sad story.

Aesthetic: Illustrative Watercolor Style. Lots of Light and Strong Colors.

 

Visual Sketches:

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Story 2. Creation

Plot: It’s summer time and a group of kids have nothing to do. They’re sent to clean the garage. Surprisingly, as they look around at the junk, their brains begin to create new ways of having fun. As a result, they create their own playground. (This is a theory of how the first playground was created.)

Mood: Lazy, Hot, Vibrant