Thursday, 25 September 2014

Narrative Ideas and Style Inspiration

"In The Factory"
 "Actions Speak Louder Than Words"

Idea 1

For my first idea I thought of something that reminds me of the quote "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" and the first thing that came to my mind was love. A lot of things to do with love have to do with proving loves worth. Empty promises that can only be fulfilled with actions; like the big gesture to show the other person how much they really mean to them.

In a shoe factory two people a boy and a girl are arguing. Cut into the scene and you see pictures of the two of them with classical 40's music in the background. The camera shows pictures of two people who are clearly in love and happy. Panning towards the right side of the room, you the notice the couple in an argument. For what reason you are unsure at the moment. Until you see the girl pointing out the window to all the people outside who are having fun and laughing. The both of them looking tired and dirty. The next scene shows the girl working hard making shoes and always watching out the window at people paying in the park. One day the boy catches her looking at a pair of shoes that she made. She looks down at her hands which are all dirty and worn from working hard all day. Then looking up at the shoes as if she longed for them to be hers. The end scene shows the boy bringing her a box with a nice big bow tie on it to match his outfit. When she opens the box a small card sits on top of the pair of shoes she wants. She embraces her love and the ending shows the both of them dancing outside in the moonlight. 

Idea 2

Another thing that came to mind when I hear that quote and associate it with a factory made me think of danger and cautions to being in a place where so much accidents could occur.

In a factory many things are dangerous and could cause harm so people are told daily to be cautious and make sure to wear their helmet. This one old man keeps ignoring the cautions by his friend and coworker about wearing a helmet at all times. 
The old man one day slips up next to the water fountain at work. He ends up hitting his head against the floor and eventually ending up in hospital where he cannot go back to work for a whiles because he's broken his arm. His friend comes into the hospital to see how he is. He brings him a boxed gift and in it is a helmet and on it says caution I do not listen. 

Idea 3

I thought about how actions speak louder than words can also be associated with promises being made and broken. Like people not living up to expectation or things they promise to do for you. Like for example people are always asking for favours which it includes doing something for someone, going out of your way for them thinking maybe that kindness would be reciprocated back to you eventually. 

Like most things in life it doesn't and maybe its shows two friends. One person really needs a hand with something and asks for a favour and the other friend goes out of her/his way for them. Eventually later in the story they need a little help back but the other friend just acts like they don't care or don't even show up when that person needs them. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Scarlett,

    Sorry this took longer to get to but I thought I'd throw my two cents in about your ideas! I'm going to be completely honest and say for ideas 1 and 3 there's too much wanting to be told in just 30 seconds to 1 minute. I know we can nit pick it and what not but to truly give your ideas justice we would want more time for it?

    As for your second one, I like it, it has a moral and something we can easily get across in the time we've been given with some work. I think it would be a good starting point to base more narrative ideas on.