Wizard of Loz:
The short film is produced as class works in the course of digital compositing in the GUC (german university in cairo).
Our general concept was to take a classic fairy tale and translate it into an Egyptian context.
The story we chose was The wizard of Oz. It translates into "Wizard of Loz"
We split the storyline into shorter chapters, one for each student of the class.
The students were asked to create the filmic visualisation of their individual chapter in a style and a technique that they enjoy and feel that they generally master; they were also asked to collaborate closely on creating the transitions between the individual clips, to ensure a certain flow in the flux of visual expressions applied.
The story of Wizard of Loz is a form of narration abstraction as the film is effectively merging two enviorments: the basic narration of Wizard of Oz is affected by the Egyptian culture and present space. Characters designs and identities were adjusted to fit Egypt spacial history and culture as much as the inital story events; scarecrow, Tin man, Lion were translated to mummy, arabian fighter, crocodile. And the dog became a sheep
Students Worked in this project are:
Mariam El Mokadem
Amira El Badry
Rana El Gohary
Lecturer Supervisor Mukala Hyldig
Teaching Assistant Ayman Abou El Kheir
Teaching Assistant Ahmad Kareem