#1
so im doing four units of english.
basically, it consists of me composing a major work over the whole year.
i have chosen to make a video.
my idea is this:

One man has had the same dream over and over again for several years.
everyday he wakes up and has a smile on his face as the dream is like a sedative to him,he finds solace in it.
The only place he finds meaning in the world is through his dreams.

Then one night he wakes up and realises he didnt have the dream.He goes to work but appears troubled/concerned.after several dream-less nights he tries to get help.
He consults a psychiatrist.
Tries to recreate the dream.
Slowly his spirit deteriorates as he lost what he once clinged onto.


At the moment i really like my idea.
Though it may sound a little cliche, its easy marks.

Any thoughts you can give me on the general idea?
Like it?
Hate it?
Suggestions?

Also, music is a key factor in videos.
Ive thought of a few soft, slow almost depressing songs which i can throw in.
They are mainly radiohead songs at the moment but.
Please dont suggest emo songs with typical, simple lyrics.
something poetic which will move someone.

any ideas at all will be appreciated.
creativity, imagination.

ta.
bennett.
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#2
Hmm this is HSC?
i think it's a bit cliche for ext 2 but you've got a year so just like work on that.
i like the overall idea of the story though.
you could really do something with this
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#3
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Hmm this is HSC?
i think it's a bit cliche for ext 2 but you've got a year so just like work on that.
i like the overall idea of the story though.
you could really do something with this


yeh its for the HSC.
yeh, overall the general depression idea is overused.
my idea is cliche but like i said.its very easy marks and it scales well for my UAI.
everyone does the same thing really.

also, im hoping to make connections through certain other areas.
T.S Eliot.
Fight Club.

more sources of inspiration will come as time goes along.
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#4
Seems pretty good to me. I'm doing standard English though.

Have you thought about the film techniques you're going to use?
#5
oh yes, i like the idea of the fight club connection.

dont they mark on originality?
Oh dear god, I dont feel alive.
I have a new blog, of the interesting type.

In so far i have seen,

1. The Darkness
2. Wolfmother
3. The Grates
4. Faker
5. Kings of Leon
6. Coheed and Cambria
7. Architecture in Helsinki

and counting.
#6
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oh yes, i like the idea of the fight club connection.

dont they mark on originality?


Do they? I'd find it difficult to mark on originality. It's hard to come up with any completely original ideas since there are so few unused ideas left. Almost every idea has been turned into a movie or a book by now.
#7
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Seems pretty good to me. I'm doing standard English though.

Have you thought about the film techniques you're going to use?


it doesnt matter what subjects you choose, as long as you go good in them.
film techniques?
at the moment no not really.
but perhaps black and white to show reality (the bleak world) and colour to show the dreaming world?

im not sure yet really.ill look into it as my idea develops.
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#8
the AOS is retreat from the global, isnt it??

i dont think your idea is in depth enough. its just too straight forward, and at that level of english, the standard is a lot higher...
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#9
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oh yes, i like the idea of the fight club connection.

dont they mark on originality?


yes they mark on originality.
but im not going to make direct connections.
it may be just one quote about insomnia from tylers viewpoint.
nothing serious.i want my idea to be as original as possible.
i dont want to finish it and have a feeling of theft within me.
im going to have to research alot of related texts for other sources of inspiration.

freudanism perhaps.
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the AOS is retreat from the global, isnt it??

i dont think your idea is in depth enough. its just too straight forward, and at that level of english, the standard is a lot higher...


its a general concept so far.i have a year to do it and i have had only one lesson about what the subject even consists of.

did u expect me to have my whole film planned out by now?

and besides.ll the videos i have seen on youtube and myspace are ****.its just the same teenage angst videos over and over again.
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it doesnt matter what subjects you choose, as long as you go good in them.
film techniques?
at the moment no not really.
but perhaps black and white to show reality (the bleak world) and colour to show the dreaming world?

im not sure yet really.ill look into it as my idea develops.


What are his dreams and reality going to consist of?

You could always use juxtaposition to show the differences between his reality and his dreams.
#12
yeahh i getcha.
i think the more in depth references you make the better.
Freudianism sounds good and maybe some Post modernist?
Oh dear god, I dont feel alive.
I have a new blog, of the interesting type.

In so far i have seen,

1. The Darkness
2. Wolfmother
3. The Grates
4. Faker
5. Kings of Leon
6. Coheed and Cambria
7. Architecture in Helsinki

and counting.
#13
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its a general concept so far.i have a year to do it and i have had only one lesson about what the subject even consists of.

did u expect me to have my whole film planned out by now?

and besides.ll the videos i have seen on youtube and myspace are ****.its just the same teenage angst videos over and over again.

yeh, i understand that, and now that ive had a few minutes to consider it, i think you could pack the idea full of stuff that has much more to do with the AOS

i apologize if what i said seemed hostile, or rude, i didnt mean for it to sound like that
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#14
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What are his dreams and reality going to consist of?

You could always use juxtaposition to show the differences between his reality and his dreams.



im not quite sure yet.
ive thought maybe include an ocean.
and from that i could incorporate the Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock by Eliot.
basically its about one mans disconnection with society and humanity through his own nature.
but i dont really want to base it on that one poem.i may just gather symbols from it.like mermaids perhaps?or crabs?

and the reality would just be the dreary work life.
the man may only remain in this state of living due to the subconscious reminder of this dream.
this reminder then exposes itself once he realises how important it is to him.the imagination is his rock.
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