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Music

As part of my role, I will create the soundtrack for Charlottes animations. While I had jokingly suggested we hire an orchestra to perform in the winter garden while we record. We actually have a full orchestra available to us on a computer with a dance mat like keyboard. Ain’t technology grand?

Richie has provided us with Kontact and a keyboard that can create and overlap sounds to create a authentic soundtrack. I will work with Richie to understand this technology and develop sounds to give emphasis to the animations.

 

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Interactive Pen

Under the advisement of Marcos, I contacted Peter Morris to obtain an interactive pen.

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The group gave Marcos a €30 deposits and now we have the pen to use in our free time to plan the interactivity.

Myself and Jordan went to a lab to calibrate the whiteboard and test the program.

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The SWF file Jordan has created works perfectly with the pen and we will now brainstorm ways to optimise its use.

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Audio Role

Recently Jordan came to me to discuss his roles in the group. It became apparent that the workload in audio and programming would be too much for one person. We decided it would be best if I took some of the responsibilities in the audio department.
I will work with Jordan and Richie to create the soundtrack for Charlotte.

We contacted Marcos to inform him of this.

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WIP

After a meeting with our supervisor, we began planning what would be needed for the WIP presentation next week.
An Overview of the project with an idea of whats to come.

My part of the presentation will be to introduce the project, to tell the story of Charlotte. To introduce the group members and to answer questions by the lecturers.

The group has been meeting and will continue to meet before the WIP to practice how we will deliver the content.

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Finished Script

After the brainstorming session with the group, I set off to write the script for Charlotte.

The scenes take place in the following order

  • The Day of the Tiles
  • The Meeting of the Estate Generals
  • The Fall of Bastilles
  • The March on Versailles
  • The Fall of King Louis

We wanted to give depth to Charlottes character, to create a well rounded character. However we didn’t want Charlotte to take away from the over arching historical narrative. I gave hints to her character throughout the narrative.

Charlottes narration of the first scene is almost hesitant. She doesn’t have an anger or a desire for change. Its a classic case of ‘wrong place wrong time’. She accidentally spearheads a violent rebellion. This is not done intentionally, she was simply observing.

This continues in scene two. However, scene two is where her narration changes. Now she actively engages with the french people. When she sees how passionately the third estate fights for the voice to be heard, Charlotte seems to be finding her own voice.

Bastilles is a pivotal turning point for Charlotte. This is when she actively pursues an attack and participates. At first she observes, but soon she seems to want to get into the action. The end of this scene is key, as we see Charlotte pick up a sword. A symbol of her desire to fight.

Versailles is where Charlotte is one of the angry mob. It appears that she is 100% part of the revolution. However I didn’t want her character to simply change her ideals in a split second. So there is a point where Charlotte looks at Maire Antoinette and notices her beauty. This hesitance shows that perhaps Charlotte doesn’t want to fight, maybe she just wants a better life, like the woman before her. This leads to her realisation that she has to fight in order to better herself.

The final scene is a collection of historical facts and Charlottes own past. We learn more about her character, and her relationship with her father. This is in contrast to the execution of King Louis, the father of France. A bitter sweet scene that wraps up Charlottes story yet still leaves you thinking that she continues to fight.

 

 

The full script can be read here: Script Charlotte

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Back in College

Now that we are back in college, its time to get back to group work.

Our major script is due in three weeks, so we have began planning our individual parts.

As the script has to be written in one voice, I have asked my team to each send me their contributions and I will edit the major document together so it reads as one author.

Patrick will put together graphic such as character concepts and storyboards. As well as his role in the animation of Charlotte.

Niall will be working on our exhibition plans and props to be used in the installation. As well as this he will sketching ideas for our user interface.

Jordan will prepare our audio script as well as our programming walk through.

Together we hope to make a comprehensive script that can be easily read.