Designing digital story
Project Title: Karma
Zhang Zihan s3463046
Chen An s3466635
Jiang Naizhong s3419839
Zhong Chengming s3442428
The digital story our group (Zhang Zihan, Jiang Naizhong, Zhong Chengming, Chen An) is a story about karma.
The story is simple. The protagonist (I) suffered a series of supernatural after he wasted food and water.
He wants to drink water but water turns into sand. He wants to eat food but food turns into sand. He wants to jump into the ocean yet falls into jungle.
Shots were taken in the following places: St Kilda beach, Dandenong Mountain, RMIT city campus.
The filming technique we used (stop camera) is a relatively easier special effect for students to achieve, by doing this we are able to turn water into sand, and make actor disappear.
In order to achieve the effects, Naizhong and I both jumped into the ocean. It was a windy day,and the sea water is freezing with lots of waves. Luckily, we finished that shot with out first try.
Following by the previous scene, there is another one about me running into the ocean yet crashed on the trees. i did that in the Dandenong mountain and fell over on a ant nest, and was stung by ants.
I had to bite real sands many times as well and that taste is really… Unforgettable…
But I’m not doing these things alone. Naizhong is a good director, he jumps into the freezing water with me, he demonstrates how to eat sand for me, and got stung by ants as well. Chengming and Chen An spent a lot of time in editing scenes, this story cannot achieve this without any of them.
We are also running a Twitter page to promote our story https://twitter.com/AgainstHunger11 mean while Vimeo and Youtube will also be used to share this video.
About this video:
Strengths: From the technique angle this video is relatively mature, Naizhong and Chengming are experienced video makers, they used stop camera trick professionally to create supernatural scenes. After Effects, Final cut pro and Davinci Resolve are used to produce this video.
Weakness: We are not quite satisfied with the audio as we did not record sound when making the video. Most of the audio are from Sound Track Pro, but we could have done better if we spent some time recording our own audio.