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HE VOICE OF TECHNOLOGY

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IS IT ALL IN JAMES’ HEAD? FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO JAMES IN THIS ISSUE OF THE VOICE OF TECHNOLOGY


Katie Millner PRESENTS:

MILLNERPRODUCTION

THE VOICE OF TECHNOLOGY

MillnerProduction started in 2012 as part of my Media and Cultural Studies degree at UWE. I decided to make a stop-motion film for my final year production piece and based my stop-motion on the comic book style. This meant using speech bubbles instead of dialogue and editing and manipulating all the 2,256 photographs in Photoshop to give them an animated look, while at the same time ensuring they looked realistic. I like to think of this project as an exploration of the influence and power of technology in contemporary society through the use of technological devices and other technology used in everyday culture. This comic book is intended to act as the original version of my stop-motion film. Although produced after my film, I hope that this paperback comic indicates how society has changed and developed from one medium to another. Comic books are an old and very popular form of cultural media and are appreciated worldwide, even to this day. By having my story in both forms, a comic book and a stop-motion film, I hope it can be understood and enjoyed by a variation of audiences.

Contact details: Blog: millnerproduction.wordpress. com Email: millner_kate@hotmail.co.uk Phone: 07854 431 009


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AS JAMES LOOKS IN THE FRIDGE FOR A SNACK, HE HEARS A WEIRD NOISE. ONE THAT GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER...

HE CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT THE NOISE WAS SO LEAVES FEELING CONFUSED.

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JAMES HOPES TO WATCH SOME TELEVISION TO HELP HIM RELAX.

WITH NOT MUCH ON TV, JAMES FLICKS THROUGH THE CHANNELS.

THE TELEVISION GOES BLANK...


7 HOURS 23 MINUTES LATER. JAMES ISN’T FEELING HIMSELF.

A TOASTER...??? WHAT IS THAT FOR?


ADAM WALKS IN CONCERNED ABOUT JAMES STANDING OVER THE BATH WITH THE TOASTER.

ADAM TRIES TO BRING JAMES BACK TO REALITY.

WILL JAMES EVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?


JAMES TRIED TO FORGET ABOUT YESTERDAYS EVENTS...

THE NEXT DAY...

BUT EVEN THE RADIO SEEMED TO FIND A WAY TO TORMENT HIM. “...WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE BOY? WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS? WHERE IS YOUR LIFE GOING?”


“....YOU’RE LAZY, STUPID AND SELFISH. YOU MIGHT AS WELL GIVE UP NOW, SOON YOUR LOOKS WILL BE FADED AND YOUR MIND WITHERED.....”

WILL HE FIND PEACE ON HIS LAPTOP, ONLINE...?


EVEN THE COMPUTER HAS SOMETHING TO SAY. WHO IS THIS VOICE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM?


LATER...

JAMES GOES TO THE DOCTOR TO SEEK ADVICE ABOUT HIS RECENT MISHAPS WITH TECHNOLOGY.


BUT WILL MEDICATION HELP JAMES? THE DOCTOR’S COMPUTER STARTS TALKING TO JAMES, HOW WILL HE ESCAPE THIS?


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JAMES TRIES TO ESCAPE ALL THE TECHNOLOGICAL TORMENTS, BUT WHERE CAN HE GO THAT IS AWAY FROM IT ALL? HIS WHOLE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND TECHNOLOGY...

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Sideways Looks 2013 MILLNERPRODUCTION


The Voice of Technology - Comic Book