In groups of 2, we have been tasked with creating a 30-40 second montage which captures meaning using a proverb. Sylvie and I have chosen the proverb of ‘lost/lonely’ which connotes the feeling of isolation and being alone all the time, which is detrimental to someones mental state. In preparation for filming for our montage, we have created a storyboard where it maps out exactly what shots we will be filming and it is based in chronological order of where the different clips will lie in our completed montage. We have listed exactly what shots we will be including such as close ups, mid shots, high angle, ariel shots etc. which all are used to convey the meaning of feeling lost.
Do you think your montage has an impact?
Yes I think my montage has an impact because I feel it grabs the attention of my audience as it has a powerful message underneath it.
2. Do you get a sense of feeling or story / relationship?
Yes, I think we get a sense of feeling of loneliness through this montage which is the emotion we are trying top portray as our actor does everything by herself and shows sadness through her facial expressions.
3. How does one specified cut create meaning?
Please use time codes to identify the cut in question.
One specific cut from the montage which I will be discussing is the cut from her face at the start to the wide shot outside. This cut creates meaning as it shows how alone she feels through facial expressions and mentally, then cutting straight to the wide shot shows that she is physically alone in the outside world.
4. Is there a sense of progression or are you trying just to reflect an experience?
I think that we are trying to reflect an experience that people have gone through where they feel lonely.
5. Do you use repetition of some shots? If so, how do they help communicate your idea?
Yes, we use repetition of the tear drop falling from her eye to communicate how sad she is that she feels alone in her world.
6. What additional shot would you have liked to get to further communicate the idea?
We would have liked to get an ariel shot which is looking down at her from above, signifying just show lonely she looks and appears.