This week’s blog post is about the plan that I want to create at the end of this semester. As I have noted before, I am going to focus on depression caused by Covid-19. This blog has 3 main contents.
The project is about giving my voice to someone who is struggling to overcome depression caused by Covid-19.
The style of program:
video poem which includes aside style
The intended audience:
– someone who is struggling with depression, losing who you are, and others having any mental health issues.
– someone who had experienced any mental illness before
– everyone who meets this program
List of the main characters:
– anything that relates to circumstances
– both natural and artificial components such as sky, sea, highway, train…
– myself as the director
The topic is facing how you are feeling and then ready for the next. As it is mentioned above, the theme that I would like to work on is depression caused by Covid-19. Even though most people know what depression means, how many of them really understand how depression is? It has been a serious problem in the world but it is said the pandemic has accelerated the number of those people. In addition, I am also the one who had (have) experienced depression before so it is possible to imagine how depression is hard to control, how they may feel, and what they need to do. I am not going to emphasise I have (had) some mental challenges in this project. What I would like to highlight is the importance of understanding depression.
The main story
In the poem part, the video is going to be about how our current lifestyle looks. This means to show the audience how covid-19 has given many restrictions to our lives so subjects can be people who are wearing masks, social distance policy, and other related information. Also, the video includes some things that have not changed because of the pandemic such as nature. Shooting where we live in nature can provide the message that we still have places to heal ourselves.
With those videos, I am going to put my messages in poetic style. My messages are not only encouraging to overcome depression but also accepting what they feel/think. This accepting message is one of the most important components, which I have learned from my own experiences.
In an aside part, I am going to talk about why I have chosen this topic and how I have felt during creating. This part should be put in the end and this is for making sure the audience understands my motive. Depression and other similar issues are very sensitive and need to be handled appropriately so it is important to try to avoid any misunderstandings.
To sum up those plans, the story is going to show what the aspects of narrowed life are and how to escape those lives, and it can have a blurred beginning and ending.
The main characters
There are no specific people in this program. As it is mentioned in the outline, the captured subjects are going to be the materials that are related to covid-19 and both natural and artificial stuff. They will show the flow of how our life is spent, how we are stuck in the pandemic, and whether there is hope in this world. After the poem part, I am going to be the main character but it does not mean I act something. My role is like “director’s statement” but my voice is meant to show what I intend to say through the program.
It is going to be a 3 – 5 min video poem + 1 – 2 min aside part. What I have to think about in terms of the style is how I shift to the aside part from the poem part. There are a couple of plans to combine the two parts so this part needs to be researched by other existing works.
1. Start with nature view and then back to places where there are many people
2. From the crowded places, it turns to other areas that have not many subjects and shoots covid-19 information such as the
screen of laptop and TV
3. Capture anything that can imply isolation and how it (they) are
4. Back to nature view but it differs from the beginning view
5. Shift to aside part, show up myself, and then talk to the camera