In the Flickr Project, the story that was decided in our group was called Murder & Deception at LU. The story is about a woman who was in love then gets heart broken and falls in love with another man. When the woman finds her new love, her old one becomes angry and wants to kill her as well as her new lover. The reason why this story was chosen between us was because it seemed like everyone, the class, would choose a horror story or a story that had something to do with Halloween, since it is near. We wanted to involve something to do with Halloween, but also a love story because our minds concluded that no one in the class would think about a love story. Although Flickr was not too difficult to use, this tool can be used to create false media online. This tool can also be used as the same concept as wikipedia, meaning that there can be some true information but yet again, people can tend to correct or add on false information. When we tagged each other in them, we tagged each other to tell the readers or watchers who was playing each part.
When preparing for this project, we decided to make Luke Galle the female in this story, due to his long hair. We decided to take the pictures by the river to make it seem as if she had called her old lover to meet up with her by the river to make it seem like she was breaking up with him. The river symbolized the break up in this story. When she breaks up with him, she sees a new lover who is interested in her. Eventually, they hit it off well for the rest of the day, not knowing that her ex-boyfriend is stalking her and watching them as they are on their first date. So when they decide to go on another date later on in the day, they depart ways and plan on meeting each other later in the day, not knowing that her ex is planning on killing her. Her ex's plan to kill her was stabbing her with a corkscrew or some shape object. When Lukey and Shawn part ways, her ex follows her and kills her right before her and her new lover meet up again. Her new lover comes back with some flowers that may interest her even more but sees her dead body on the ground. When seeing her dead, Shawn is shocked and then her murderer, also her ex, follows behind Shawn to attempt to kill him too. We decided to not show her ex, Max, killing her new lover, Shawn, because we wanted to build suspence. We wanted our audience to assume what can happen or what can not happen, meaning that we wanted our audience to figure out the outcome for themselves. Maybe Shawn escaped and called the police or maybe he was murdered too?
Experiencing Flickr for the first time, it seems interesting and can be a new way of telling stories. Instead of a typical story that is just told orally, Flickr can be a place where stories are told on internet. In the near future, perhaps, Flickr will become the new generation of story telling and telling stories orally around a bonfire will be diminished. The tagging in the Flickr project was interesting and it tells the viewer who was in it. Overall, the project was interesting and should be a great attribute in the future for storytelling. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68302494@N06/sets/72157627757779001/
Thursday, November 17, 2011
She loves me! She loves me not!
Posted by Darqboy at 7:54 AM