Assignment 2: Humpty Dumpty
Take a 1-2 minute section from any film that one of you analysed in Assignment 1. It must be a section that includes significant amounts of voice-over. Remove the images, but keep the soundtrack.
Your task is to produce a new sequence of images for the pre-existing soundtrack/voice-over.
Have fun with this, and try not to treat the words too literally.
We are trying to find new meanings, not to recreate the previous film.
An experimental exercise, by Anhar Al-Shameri, Jana Politis and Emma Welsh.
By joining two completely unrelated entities, we explored the relationship between sound and image. Our goal being to create a new shared meaning.
To achieve this, we combined archival footage, with the voice-over from the feature documentary For Sama, which offers a glimpse into war-torn Syria; The result, a film about the current global pandemic, COVID_19, and its impact on people’s lives.
MARTEN NEEDS A MOUSE
By Jarvis Ho and Martin Ho
Here our group re contextualised narration by David Attenborough to fit a Mockumentary style. We used popular tropes from the nature documentary genre to create the illusion of a “serious” film while still being playful in context.
By Natalie Campbell
This film is a hybrid born from combining the voice-over from a documentary and visuals from a children’s picture-story book. By adding a lively soundscape and a page turning mechanism, the editing phase of this project has brought a new lively audio book to life. The voice-over comes from Terra (2015) and explains the first time mankind encountered wild animals. However the narrator embodies all of humanity and so her words actually describe the first time she personally saw a monkey, Colobus. I adapted this scenario to be about a girl in a toy shop, re-contextualising the original story by embedding the words in a new visual world.
By Leah Oliveria
For this piece, I’ve re-contextualised an interview with Nina Simone, experimenting with animals in captivity if they were interviewed. I’m going to say that this piece is unethical & I regret choosing the audio I did, especially considering who Nina Simone and her story is and this work is not intended to diminish that.
The Creative Brain
by Henry Roach
by Morgan Reinwald
Prison Animals is a short film that borrows an excerpt from the narration in The Game Changersdocumentary. This film explores vegan athletes, and uses a sequence where conservationist David Mander talks about Rhino poaching. This voice-over was employed in conjunction with found footage from Dwayne Johnson movies to create something completely dissimilar.