Task 1: Story Writing
Create a short story:- an interesting and original story based on characters - animals, other living beings, ghosts, objects, etc. may be real or imagined.
The story is meant for children
- and it should be a story that they want to hear again and again
. Write the story in about 10 sentences.
Output: A print out on an A4 size paper.
Task2: Illustrating/representing the Story
Make a story board (i.e., a set of five sequential images or key frames like you find in comic books) of five visuals (10cm x 10cm) (each to represent a specific event) that document five important points in time (diachronic) from your story.
- Try toward creating visuals with interesting viewpoints. The images may be in colour or in black and white.
- Represent using any media according to your own level of skill (could be illustrations or photo’s).
- Draw it on small 10cm x 10cm cards (exact dimension and exact square).
- The exercise should be drawn extremely neat.
Task 3 - Semiotic substitution of representations
You already have a storyboard of five visuals (like comic strips) of your chosen story. Each frame represents a specific event, which document five continuous points in time (diachronic). The representations that you have done are in the realistic mode.
Develop 3 alternative sets for each of these visuals using different points of view by considering the following variations:
A - as variations of syntactic substitution
-Substitute the forms or shapes of the elements in your visual with other objects that have similar shape and form
B - as variations of semantic substitution
-Substitute the meaning/content/information of each of your visuals with other similar images that have similar meaning or content
C - as variations of pragmatic substitution
-Substitute each of your visuals with another visual - by changing the media or method of representation
Exposure for Inspiration:
. Animation Films: Balance, ‘Musicians’, ‘Faces’ and ‘My Car’ by Pixar
. Documentary Film: ‘Baraka’ by Ron Fricke
. Feature Film: ‘Kid’ or ‘Modern Times’ by Charlie Chaplin
. Feature Film: 'Rear Window' by Hitchcock