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I appreciate the timing, as well as the way you use interjunctions ("um", "uh", ...). The stop-motion you made had an incredible dramatic trajectory over its two minutes; i was expecting some formal change/contrast/motion thru the video but didn't pick up on one. What were your thoughts on the over-all form of the video?
I wanted the video to start with a more serious tone and then have that conversation end abruptly due to an awkward loss of words. "Is there any place you want to go?" "Any country besides.. here..". I wanted there to be some drama in the beginning. Then as she tries to explain why she wants to leave the English world (because of her favorite cartoons), she is at a loss for words. Nervously, she um's and uh's and fidgets. He gets slightly annoyed at her awkwardness, she finally asks a legitimate question and the conversation continues.
I interpreted her "um" sequences as moments of absurdity; especially with the interjecting cuts of him. The shorter the film, the more opportunities for misinterpretations; perhaps that in itself is an opportunity.
I tend to incorporate some form of humor into each of my pieces, whether it be the title, form, or content of the piece. Perhaps I got a little carried away with the humor this time, disrupting the flow of the piece. To be honest, I didn't have a set plot to this conversation, I just wanted to have it be completely different from its original.
I also found that since I was making so many short cuts, taking words and partial sentences from each question and answer to form the new conversation, that I ran out of usable material quicker, rendering the final sequence quite shorter than originally expected. I wanted as little repetition as possible, aside from her bouncing motion. The shorter I made the film, I found it to be more interesting.
These blog comment conversations to be really helpful and fun! Sometimes it's hard for me to vocalize exactly what I'm thinking in class on the spot. It's nice to receive this kind of feedback.
These blog comment conversations are*
One more thing, (haha I apologize) to explain what I meant by not having a set plot to the conversation, I began thinking to myself, "hmm, what if I start this conversation on a serious note and we'll see where that takes us". So I tried that, then I changed to a more humorous tone on a whim, basically toying around until I got a good vibe