Once I chose the quote I was going to use as a stimulus for my short film, I then thought of major ideas what I think relate to the quote.
“A man who limits his interests, limits his life” – Vincent Price.
Words that I relate to this are:
- Seeing the World,
I relate these words to this quote because I believe that one interest in which everyone would want to do in life would be to travel the world but, because technology and social media has taken over and is bringing the world to our screens, the interest of actually getting out to the places is limiting each day. So, I would show someone breaking free from the screens in their hands and they actually go to the places people dream about visiting.
These words and phrases are what I came up with and I thought that instead of picking a singular one to base my idea off of, I decided to merge some of the phrases together which I thought related to each other and so, for words such as “Explore” and “Travel”, I believe that these words could be used as one idea and therefore helping to create my short film around the quote.
My first idea around this theory, is that a teenager in the modern world with technology and social media begins to see that this life is constant and repetitive. They become bored of living the same life every day without anything interesting happening. They then start talking about travelling the world to their friends/family and they all turn their noses up at the idea. After working hard with her job and/or education she finally has enough money to go travelling and fulfils this dream.
My second idea around this theory was that a young women who works in an office where one day she is searching for different places to travel to (on a travel website) before someone snaps her out of her daydream forcing her t return back to her work. Then, it shows the woman with her friends and all of them (apart from the woman) are on their phones. This causes her to frown and get up and leave. When she returns home, she logs onto her computer/laptop and proceeds to go onto a travel website and buy tickets to her chosen destinations. For the last fews scenes, it shows a montage of her packing a large travel rucksack and her exploring the different places in the world. The last scene we see is her when she is about to leave at the start of her journey holding and train ticket before it fades out.
I think I will be going with my second idea as it is more imaginative and could really work well with what the quote is trying to express.
Where did i get my ideas from?
To help me come up with ideas related with the quote. I looked at short films on YouTube and found one that was similar to what I had in mind. It’s called a Modern Adventure and it features a teen talking about how our generation has been ruined by social media and is breaks out in anger and tries to get away. His friends then follow him and they are shown getting into a camper van and setting off to travel together.
I then looked for websites that would provide sound effects that I may use. These include;
- Text message alert,
- Keyboard typing,
- Train noises,
These are just a few examples that I may use within my short film and these would only be used if needed. I will try and capture as many as my own sound effects as possible and use special sound effects websites if I cannot capture the sounds that I want. I have searched for some of these websites and have found many good websites which produce good quality sound effects.