June 2015 archive

The Story Lab – Week 12

It’s finally here – the last week of the semester! All of the elements of Connor are coming together this week and I am incredibly happy with how the project has turned out.

The final hurdle for me is the final vlog. I have been really indecisive about how to finish these videos, I can’t decide how to figure what note to end the videos on. I am very nervous about how to finish the video, as when you go to Connor’s YouTube channel the last video posted will be the first one you see. As the news articles will link to his channel, it is incredibly important to make sure this video is as effective as possible.

The main source of inspiration for this video comes from Elliot Rodger’s video. His final video, ominously titled ‘Retribution’ clearly outlines his plans and how he is going to kill people. While I don’t want Connor’s video to be that clear, there are elements from this video I would love to use.

A couple of quotes I like from the video are:

  • “It’s an injustice, a crime, because…I don’t know what you don’t see in me”
  • “You denied me a happy life, and in turn I will deny all of you life. It’s only fair”
  • “You deserve to be annihilated and I’ll give that to you. You never showed me any mercy and so I’ll show you none”
  • “You’ve forced me to suffer all my life”

I’m still undecided about if I’ll just get Thomas to say these things or directly reference the video within his vlog but I’ll figure it out.

The other thing I want to reference in the video are the facebook event, as well as names and other things from the diary.