As the title says, here is the draft of Timeline I've made for this project, I tried to follow the examples that Paola shared:
Yes, its hand made. Yes, it's a scan. I hope that the image is fully seen and not chopped... While making this, I realize that, although I have the visual idea in my head, I find it better to describe rather than drawing it or finding concrete and already made images.
I think the scan here pretty much says a lot, but one of the ideas that came to my head while trying to imagine this as a performance rather than a shortfilm...some ideas came out. I think maybe some actors could represent each of the two men, but then some kind of projection, or colors would have to create the landscape; the contrast of the two sides we all have, the good and the evil. What do you think? I'd love to hear suggestions or even new ideas.
I also tried to incorporate background sounds to this -which is quite fun! Because I never considered that before- I like the idea of hearing the Big man speak only in the end. But maybe there could be room for a narrator, or even the written text to appear in the background -I imagine it now as two separated video projections...one that covers the images (landscapes where the characters interact) and another that only has colors and key words from the poem.
I also have to confess that I didn't understand that Paola had made sound effects using my voice reading the poem -honestly, I had no clue!- I realized this only after the chat we had last monday...maybe some of those effects may be used in the projection I just mentioned in the last paragraph. *where can I find this audio? hehehe.
I like that while devolping this on paper...these ideas started to come out...it actually sounds more like a performance now...at least in my head hahaha.
I think the timeline needs polishing...but the general idea of what I'm looking for is there. Maybe I have to improve the most important visual cues...I don't know.
A thing I do consider needs to be extended, is the length of the struggle.
Another detail that I recently noticed, and its fun to share, is that I chose the oboe and bassoon as characters...and in Kandinsky's poems he has two of them which are named Oboe and Bassoon...that was sooo fun to see! hehe. And thinking now in a performance...maybe those two instruments could play live.
Well, that's all for now. Comments are certainly welcome.
P.S. I chose to draw the characters like that -fictional, cartoonish- because I think we can all relate better to imaginary characters than with predefined human faces. I took this idea from interviews to Marjane Satrapi regarding her movie 'Persepolis' which I really recommend.