Sunday, 30 September 2012

Story ideas (part 1)

As a group we decided to all go away over the weekend and come up with some story ideas to help us come up with a half decent idea for a story. We are still going on and playing with the idea of over population. These go in order of my personal favourites so let us know what you think!

 1) Advert To The Moon

 Setting; Billboard on the moon

 A future type billboard (like a large TV) shows and promotes buying a house on the moon. As it tries to sell these houses on the moon at says that this is the new world, the future of man kind and carries on to make this out to be a little peace of heaven. It slants the world for being over populated and having no more room and this is the place to come to get away from the over crowded world. At the end the camera moves up to look over the billboard to see the moon is a tip, over crowded and sky high of sky scrapers which have smaller houses coming off of the sides. This is to show that the moon has also become over crowded.

 2) The World Of Tomorrow!

 Setting; TV

 TV program tells of the over populated world of tomorrow and the results on the world this would have, food, space, war etc. The program highlights what would happen with small clips like you find in documentaries. The program goes on to say how this is avoidable by not having children etc and that you should join the cause to make this world a better place.

 3) The Story Of The Stalk

 Setting; Sky

 A narrator tells the story of the stalk from the past to the present (future 2030-50). She speaks as if telling the story to a child like you would a bed time story. This tells the journey of the stalk in history to now while explaining/hinting at how over population has happened and its effect on the stalk. i.e. beginning it would take one baby now it takes 10 babies at a time etc. Film follows the story of the stalk.

 4) That Plant Plot In The Window-Sill

 Setting; London, Big Ben

Story tells of a Plant in a pot in one of the small houses attacked to the side of Big Ben. It tells the story of how it started off alone on the windowsill, standing tall and beautiful in the sun light. Then one day another plant is placed next to it stealing its sun light. One by one more plant are put on the windowsill stealing all the light from the first plant, which begins to die off.
A new house is made atop of the one it is in and is moved to a new windowsill above the one it is sat. It once again baths is the sun light bring it back to life. It ends with another plant being put next to it.

5) The Lone Child

Setting; New York

A child walks alone in the streets of New York city in tombed to the sky scrapers. The city is run down and abandoned of life. The camera follows the child's as he/she walks its dead streets. As the child looks at and walks by curtain things that show/hint at what has happened to the world and how over population has left this child all alone. Curtain sounds link to the objects as he/she walks past i.e. when the child walks past a toy shop, sounds of children can be heard.

Videos for inspiration

Even though this video states that the world is not going to become over populated which is the opposite of what we are trying to say will happen, it has a very nice style which gets across what the narrator is saying. This is somewhat going out of the box of what we having been looking at but it may be an interesting idea on style and format.

This is the advert in wall-e. I saw this and thought this also could be quite good if we go down the route of, ' heres the future' advert theme.

  Here is something quite different, when I first saw this I could not stop laughing as it has such an upbeat feel yet telling the facts that are quite shocking.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Influence map - Over population

Here are some images looking at over population and what could end up being a result of that. Just by these images it gives the feeling of two possible themes, comedic & the reality check.

I was also trying to look at some styles of how we could do this in both 2D & 3D.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Unknown 2030-50

For our group unit we are makeing a Pormanteau Fim (Small films withing a larger film). At random we picked out 'The Unknown 30-50' which, as discribed by Alan, is the rouge story of the lot.

Our studio includes,