my BCM325 DA is a short film entitled Chaos Versailles. it is an dark absurdist piece that metaphorically depicts my mental health struggles (especially during covid).
the piece itself has gone through multiple reworkings. originally the plot was supposed to see Chaos being haunted by a shadowy figure. who would consistently be seen hiding in the background. the original script / pitch sought to have Chaos’s narrative depicted within vignette form. with each vignette respectfully being titled as an act, with each signifying Chaos losing control over her intrusive thoughts. which would’ve been illustrated by foreign voices taunting her. the film was set to confuse audiences as to whether it was all in her mind or if there was foul play at hand.
the project almost instantly faced technological issues. and the shadowy figure effect was unable to be utilised. thus, the script went through multiple rewrites. at one…
Alina’s DA is about exploring the future possibilities of marketing and advertising. Whereby she plans to make seven short-length blogs discussing and analysing major trends and developing technologies that could both potentially shape and disrupt the marketing industry. Alina’s work is a little bit out of my comfort zone as marketing and data is not a strong point of mine. But as my comment stated, I was incredibly inspired by and struck by how she discussed her lack of engagement and traction. Honestly I plan to take what she said on board and utilise both her mindset and course of actions on my own project.
for this semester’s digital project i will be creating a short film, which is accompanied by an instagram art piece that serves as both an unofficial narrative tie in / medium to provide vlog updates and blog links.
the short film is based on my mental health, and the way it manifested / coped during covid. the future plays many differing roles in this project. first and foremost, i want this film to both metaphorically and academically comment on the future of mental health depictions in cinema. i also wish to have a future within the film industry, so this project is very much a piece created with the sole intention of insuring i have something to show future employees. but most importantly, the future progression of this project is also being documented within this very blog website in addition to on its instagram account.
hallo! so for context, i’ll be posting my tweets in a lil artsy format. not just for aesthetic / accessible reasons. but bc my uni twitter account was suspended the first two weeks. so this will actually help make it all easier bc two accounts were involved
scroll down tho! bc after the list form is the actual blog post!
Jess is creating a digital artefact that will examine the ways by which the short, medium and long-term future of “dead” analogue media and mediums (with focus on film and instant photography) are affected by time. As such the target of her piece is to introduce these formats to Gen Z via Tik Tok. I think it’s evidently clear that Jess has gone above and beyond with her research, hence why I didn’t offer her any further links. As I believe it would have just been made the whole thing convoluted. So I hence offered her to perhaps readjust the way she examined generations, as there is a small percentage within Gen Z who were exposed to analogue media significantly through their youth. Thus, because Jess discussed listening to her audience, responding to comments and surveying them…
For my digital artefact I will be creating a short horror film inspired by my mental health. Over the past two years I have been dabbling in short horror pieces, often with absurdist ties in a bid to explore unique storytelling. In addition to challenging traditional approaches to film making. In the future I wish to have a career in the film industry, thus these projects have been collections to show future employees. In regards to what this artefact has to do with future cultures; I am hoping that within my film itself, you will see the exploration of my protagonist’s future. Which I hope, in itself will depict and challenge the future of Hollywood’s portrayal of mental health.
Due to the fact that I will be making an entire standalone film. This project will be more than just my movie, it will also include my university