#3 Subjective Storytelling, Narration

Today’s tutorial might be the most interesting one. People really come with whatever they’re interested in.

As for me, I go for the previous questions and finally after the discussion, we come up with interesting things:

  1. 1st person point of view VS 3rd person point of view
  2. children book with images VS without images and how our imagination grows >> this one is more like the role of narration/image in the interpretation process.
  3. compare how children and adult books deliver a message
  4. subjectivity VS objectivity

Last Thurday’s lecture with Jaap has driven me to digest this interesting thing(s) into one simple thing to focus on: “Subjective way of storyteling”.

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This mindmap is a summary of my brainstorm of how subjective way of story telling applied in various media. The most interesting is that every media has their own “typical style” of subjective story telling. For instance, in the movie as well as gameplay they usually use camera technique and narrator, while in the book they usually play with the written (spoken) language. In moving image production, they usually juxtapose subjective perspective with objective perspective, considering the two factors mentioned above: camera technique and narration.

Then we have workshop on Friday with Ken and Billie. We talked about what we are interested in. I was started to think about subjective way of storytelling and expanding this issue with every details. The conversation become very interesting and exciting around “narration” issue. We talked about a lot of references, and sure I’ve become more curious about this subjective storytelling.

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Probably these 3 ideas are good for the next experiments:

  1. Take the method of children’s book story telling to deliver a news / something for adult. Not necessarily to teach them instead just to deliver/bring up the issue.
  2. Choose some pictures and try to re-create them in a subjective point of view. See people’s reaction about it, how is it affects their way of seeing or what message do they have.
  3. Consider creating a fictional character who is trying to become a person in the portrait by imagining the vision of the portrait itself.
  4. If the subject is the role of narration, it might be necessary to take out images / narratives from books.
  5. If the subject is the no.4, then it might be interesting to collect tweet from politicians and compare the truth between subjective sentence with non-subjective one (?)

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