Below here is the work I did for a module in second semester of year 1. The Module is MED110 (Cinematic Practice for Emerging Platforms). The work involved using new technologies and see how they affect narrative filmmaking.
Below here is my final production, which uses repeating technology of HTML5 to create a looped narrative that never ends. I hope you enjoy.
You can also check out my videos here on my Youtube channel here.
My chosen new technological form was originally GIFs, but expanded out to other online repetitive formats, including the looped HMTL5 videos you see before you, with this technology disrupting how a narrative is concluded as there is no end to the story. This technology means that a traditional linear narrative of a start, middle, and end is not possible as the narrative is now in a fixed loop. Time travel to me seemed like an appropriate way to integrate a repetitive format into the narrative, with a character or event happening on a continuous basis, while still managing to create an interesting narrative. Truthfully, I struggled to think of any other narrative that could be compatible with this technology besides this. It was important that the “end” of my video set up the “beginning” of my video otherwise the format would create a really disjointed narrative.
My narrative explores both before and after time travel has occurred, showing how both the past and the future have made an influence on what the audience is presently viewing on their screen, for example the spilled cup of juice. I was originally considering using a GIF format for my final piece, however, a big limitation of this format is the lack of sound in it, so instead I created a video that could be converted into a GIF. I put a lot of emphasis on non-verbal communication in this piece (one can understand what is happening without the need of audio).