For this assignment we had to choose a word and create a still image and video to express the meaning of the word. I chose the word “Cacophony”. This word means loud and harsh sounds or anything really unpleasing to the ear. My concept for my video was intentionally supposed to be someone sitting in a corner with their ears closed while noise is in the background. I decided to change that by showing different objects that make loud and/or annoying sounds e.g. ticking clock. For the still image I originally wanted to have a close-up of someone’s ear while another smaller person was yelling into it. I also changed the idea for my still image and thought that I should have a shot where someone is closing their ears while people are yelling at him/her.
The design elements that I used to tie the still and video together are that I used balance. For example in the video I used it by making some of the scenes soft noise and then it gets loud then soft again. For the still I balanced it by putting equal people on either side of the person closing their ears. This also shows that loud and harsh sounds can come from any direction. I think that my still expresses my word well because it shows people yelling and the girl/boy is covering their ears because the people are irritating her and there being loud. For my video I think that I expressed cacophony because I showed some objects that would be loud and/or annoying to hear like a ticking clock and dripping tap. For the class scene I showed a teacher teaching while kids are listening but they appear to be bored. I added different sounds to represent that some students may feel like the teacher is saying things that they don’t care about so it appears to sound like loud booming or random sounds.
The scenes that are shown in my video are a ticking clock, tap dripping, class room, traffic scene, fireworks and a girl closing her ears. The orders of the scenes are in the order listed above. I did it this way by showing certain objects that are annoying to hear and then it gets really loud then back to soft. The shots that are soft are closer up to show the emotion and the louder ones are farther away to show more of the scene.
Do create this video I used iMovie and a Nikon camera. iMovie was a create movie maker tool to sequence the shots and add effects to my movie. I think I did well for my video and still because I personally think that I expressed my word. It was fun and hard at parts. I think that I could have been more specific with what I wanted and it would have been easier to create the video. Overall I think I did well.