Meda101: Cine-Roman Assignment
My reaction to this sound piece was that it was very playful, yet clever with its use of common objects to create an imaginative piece. In the same way I wanted to create a quirky and clever piece that sparked confusion to the viewer. What is the meaning behind the drum kit? What is the purpose of alternating the shots with a cat? It is only til the very end that the obscure meaning is revealed: The film represents a Kit Kat chocolate bar, but in doing so is represented by its two compounds; a kit and a cat. Call it a remix, if you will. By the conclusion of the piece, the desired reaction I intended for the viewer was to firstly be anticipating an almost identical shot to the initial image, however when it tracks down to reveal the chocolate bar, then an expression of understanding would surface.
Techniques included a stop motion of my snare drum assembling itself as if it is a living, breathing object. In doing so brings life and movement to the video, just as the sound piece possesses an aura of liveliness. Rhythmic film cutting also served to bring a playful quality, as well as cinematic techniques such as panning and zoom. Furthermore, a tracking shot was used at the beginning, which served to establish the drum kit, and at the end, which reveals the chocolate bar.