Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I'm running into an inherent limitation in the short film medium, which is the pragmatics of actually shooting it and editing are difficult and time consuming. I really want to focus on the medium and its interactivity. So I think I'm going to use a really simple story with one actor. This is because coordinating many college kids for the time frame needed is very difficult during midterms (or any other time for that matter). I want to have different types of choices, and use the video/DVD media in a different way than traditional means. This would be more of an experiment in media rather something involving a quality story. This is not to say that the story will not be affected, it will just be a simpler affect. For example if the character chooses to stay at home or leave. This can be compared to a normal narrative where the author decides what the character does. Another example of a question to be answer would be how does the method of having the viewer make choices in a DVD menu affect the flow of the story? Where does this fall on the continuum between novel and video game?