My idea for the final project is to do a small documentary on animation. The program will ask and get answers to questions such as ‘where did animation come from’?, ‘When did it enter the digital age’? and ‘How has it developed’?. The show will use animation plus real life footage to remind the audience what the program is about. It will be of interest to media people and people who are just curious about where this fun media type came from and how it exploded onto the market.
In my video I explored the different types of public memories, the sort of thing that everyone can get to, therefore they can all talk about the event or whatever event has captured the attention of the public to be talked about. It uses different influences to show the different types of memory such as movies, speeches and huge events that affected how we live today. The big one was the speech that Martin Luther king gave on fairness and the rights of man his line “I have a dream” has been quoted many times, in jest and in serious circumstances, it helped bring an end to the Apartheid. I chose the Background of stars to represent how far into our memory we have look to find something. Also the cat eyes was my interpretation of the split screen as they can be viewed separately and have the ability to display two different images or video files, I also wanted the effects that it was looking at the viewer hopefully connecting some of the public memories to the audience.
Memories make up who we are as individuals, they guide us, through things we remember as bad and good. we revel in memories that are close to our hearts and laugh with friends at memories that we are all apart of. Many memories from so many moments in time that affect all of us today. Many of the painful memories we don’t like to remember and keep bottled up inside. Silly memories, fun ones, ones with grief, angry ones and uplifting ones. Memories are everything.
The things that make me are the things that I am led to believe that I like and dislike, these things were preprogrammed into from the day I was born. Parent are the chief editors in your life because they give you the information which they think is important. Times however move on and their advice might by outdated to modern culture but still good enough to build on and update with your own experiences. The parents or people closer to you are your editors because they decide what you see, hear and even what you eat and you implicitly trust them when your young. They tell you things like “eat your carrots,they will make you see in the dark”, “Go to sleep or the boogeyman will get you”. This is only the beginning of who you are, soon you realise that these things that you are told are lies to keep you in check, you think that you grow out of them but you don’t not really, your source of information is now the media that is supposedly your friend giving you all this stuff but most of us only like look at the surface we don’t delve any deeper which suits the media fine. It means they can control us without us even realising, sell us stuff we don’t need or can’t afford pushing us into debt.
On TV the stars look like something that you can never touch or be and sometimes forget that they people just like us and had to work to become stars in our eyes. The way they are portrayed fixes them in our memories as something to be idolised and followed. Through them the media controls us via there lyrics and suggestive ideas to go out and buy the new fads that will surely change fast enough. We never question why something we remember as cool went of the radar, all we know is that our stars on the radio, TV and the magazines say you must have this new thing that everybody who is anybody has. Suggesting that If you don’t have this thing then you are a loser and you don’t fit in and you are led to believe that it would be the worst thing ever.