Monday, 28 September 2015

Narrative: Initial thoughts and ideas

These are the concept cards that our group received for our Narrative work. Here are some of my first thoughts and story ideas.


The listed definitions for Jealousy are: 
  • jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success oradvantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself
  • mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc.,as in love or aims.
  • vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.
  • a jealous feeling, disposition, state, or mood.
From these descriptions alone we can pull out two types of relationships, rivals or partners. Jealousy is an emotion that creates a sense of uneasiness so making an audience uneasy could be a good route to take. Jealousy however shouldn't be confused with envy, Jealousy is the worry of having something of yours taken away whereas Envy is the feeling of wanting what someone has.

In the Laboratory

The first things to come to mind about this environment were: 
  • Mad Scientist
  •  Messy/Unclean
  • Chemicals
  • Mechanics/Machines
  • Robots
  • Modern
  • Science
I feel like this environment would very much depend of the type of characters that we have. A mad scientist for example would probably have a messy lab whereas a perfectionist would have a clean lab in order to meet their goal. 

 Tonal Montage

I'm a little unfamiliar with tonal montage but knowing now that it's a montage that deals with emotions I feel that either a fast paced montage or a heavily slowed down montage would possibly show the uncomfortable nature of Jealousy, this will be something that we should aim to try out to ensure we get the tone spot on!  

Basic Story ideas

There are a few ideas that have come to my mind.

- A scientists robot is jealous of a relationship that the scientist has formed with someone/something and feels that the scientist is no longer interested in them. (For example the scientist is working on a new robot and the first robot is worried it's his replacement when actually the scientist is making him a friend)
- Two scientists are rivals, the first scientist is worried the second will take his established title away from him.
- Chemicals in the lab are characters, they are jealous of one chemicals reaction with another.

Other ideas

When discussing a possible style with Chels, we both thought a black and white style would work well with our cards, we also thought incorporating green in this style would also work well as green is often associated with jealously and sci-fi. Whether or not this style would work would depend on our story but it's certainly something to consider. 



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