This is just a post to go over some of the ideas I have been going over for my final project. I have a good idea of what I want to do and I think I know what types of media I will use also.
The story: I wanted to do a spoof of some of the low budget cheesy horror films you see with a lot of satirical elements. Think Parks and recreation meets The Blair Witch Project. My idea was to have a group of friends (play by my friends and I) go out looking for a ghost in Fredericksburg that is a legend in the area. We will be joined by an expert ghost hunter and go on a hunt for the ghost.
The Breakdown: I wanted to do a video first and foremost. I will film it with my phone which will help give it a low budget feel. I want to do half of the story in video and have the plot transition to where we only use audio. This will help me do a video and audio aspect of the story. I also wanted to make a movie poster for the story which I guess would fall under the design category. I am having trouble thinking of what to do for the fourth media type. I was thinking maybe a “hangover” credit roll where they had pictures of the characters with music in the background. This may work as a visual assignment. Of course, the last part is still up in the air (any ideas!?!).
This is just a post to brainstorm I will get some videos tonight and hopefully make a movie poster to share with everyone for this week as well. Let me know if you have any ideas to help with this assignment!
UPDATE: I’ve been trying to start recording my video and so far I have two clips that I’d like to use. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I will be able to get all of my friends together at once to finish since I have a lot left. If this is the case my back up plan will be to do the life of a physics major. A lot of people are turned off by the idea of studying physics so I think it would be cool to do my project on why it’s actually a great major. I would probably do a video, audio and design assignment. I could interview other majors to get their perspective also. I am not sure what I could do for the last part of the assignment. Hopefully, I will be able to follow through with my first idea since it was a lot of fun! I made a draft of a movie poster for my project. It’s not complete, but it’s a general idea of what I want to do.