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Joe Hartman   T206     Midterm  Project  

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Scott  Pilgrim  –  Plumtree    

Lyrics:  

I've liked  you  for  a  thousand  years.   I  can't  wait  until  I  see  you.     You  can't  stand  to  see  me  that  way.   No  matter  what  I  do,  no  matter  what  I  say.   Yeah!  

Aesthetic:   An  Awkward  Autumn  Romance


ARTIST WRITE-­UP  

  I’d  like  to  start  out  my  explanation  by  thanking  all  my  Collins  Comrades  who   helped  me  in  the  production  of  this  project.    The  duo,  who  posed  for  my  shooting,  are   ironically  a  couple  who  had  an  awkward  courtship  period,  which  in  retrospect  I  should   not  have  brought  up.  I  apologize  to  them  formally  here.         I  chose  the  aesthetic  of  an  Awkward  Romance  due  to  the  subject  of  the  song,  being   the  brilliantly  awkward  Scott  Pilgrim.  The  song  encompasses  the  idea  of  a  distant,  one-­‐ sided  affection  and  the  melody  acts  almost  to  juxtapose  the  melancholy  nature  of  the   subject  matter  giving  off  the  sense  a  romantic  comedy.  The  first  shot  worked  with  the   rule  of  threes  in  the  division  of  the  frame.  To  the  right  is  awkward  romantic,  at  the  center,   in  the  focus  of  the  frame,  is  the  girl  of  his  dreams,  and  the  left  remains  empty  to  represent   his  desire  to  be  there,  next  to  her.  The  second  shot  was,  admittedly,  taken  as  a  joke  as  a   possible  emphasis  to  the  awkwardness  of  his  crush,  but  it  honestly  turned  out  beautifully.     Once  more  the  Rule  of  Threes  is  used  to  draw  the  audience’s  eyes  to  the  empty  central   third  between  the  two  where  the  protagonist  wishes  he  could  be.  Using  the  overhead  shot   to  emphasize  his  feeling  of  loneliness  and  powerlessness  in  the  situation  of  romance.  The   fourth  panel  shows  the  duo  in  a  full  long  shot  (I  could  be  making  up  the  term,  if  so  I   apologize)  on  an  equal  level  angle  and  without  any  obstruction  between  them.  This   particular  setup  was  made  to  show  that  once  they  began  talking  there  really  never  was   anything  blocking  him  from  that  central  third  beside  her.  The  final  shot  is  fairly  self-­‐ explanatory,  a  close-­‐up  of  the  two  holding  hands  and  walking  away  from  the  camera   together,  giving  closure  to  the  audience  showing  the  classic  icon  of  couples  (as  Scott   McCloud  would  say)  being  held  hands,  simple  but  a  full  story  given  with  that  singular   image.       I  suppose  another  reason  I  chose  theme  of  the  shots  would  be  due  to  the  similar   relationship  I  have  experienced  throughout  my  life.  Also,  I  love  Scott  Pilgrim.  It  had  to  be   said.  I  had  difficulties  choosing  my  music  or  visions  and  crunch  time  grew  closer  and  my   fears  were  increased.  Luckily,  with  the  recent  release  of  the  major  motion  picture,  came   the  “Scott  Pilgrim  vs  the  World”  soundtrack.  Everything  fell  into  place  from  there.  

Midterm Assignment  

Thank Goodness it is complete!!

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