Artefact 2 – Memory

Change Memory

Something I Need To Say

Last week I talked to Karen about my study situation and she gave me a lot of good suggestion on my media study, I think I could do and I know that I choice this subject means I have to face to my weakness and I shouldn’t fear it so I made the decision to take a short video for my second artifact. And this is my first time to do a real video recording and editing and I learned lots of basic editing technique skills through this time and I researched these softwares by myself, so there must be some disadvantages but I have confidents that I will improve my skills better and better.

Ideas From

For this memory theme video I watched some MVs and movie clips and I found and built my idea from a short Chinese video named Special Task J (part 1)

At the end part of this video clip it showed that they burned her photos and that means her memories were burned too, and they took all her old memories and made her a new life of killer. And last month in 310MC class we saw lots of surrealist films, and in my view surrealism is a big strong expression way to tell audiences a truth. Therefore, I thought out of my own idea about the cards and memories and made the surrealist video named change memory.

My Story

This is story about a boy who thinks himself is unhappy and there is no happy memories in his mind. And also there is a fortune teller in a small town and he owns 8 magic cards which can copy anyone’s memory. The boy has a neighbor and she is always laughing and he had never seen her sadness. So he finds the fortune teller and asks him to copy some of memories of her and change them to his memory. Then the teller makes his wish comes true but the boy find that the girl’s memory are not all nice when he opened these memory cards he chooses. At the end of this story the fortune teller tells us a truth of life and principle.


In my artifact I invited my friend Daniel to help me and play the role of fortune teller and Lisa hold a light to help my recording. And I used Sony HC28E Mini DV to shot and some frames with tripod but some of them by my hands. And I used Premiere Pro 2.0 to edit the whole video.


One Response

  1. Angus – this is a big improvement on your first artefact. You have worked hard to produce a 3minute film that illustrates your take on memory. The story, music and editing work well and you have developed a narrative that shows the development of your storytelling skills. I think you might need to look at the written commentary – I found it gave away the story by telling you everything in the next scene . It would be better to use this to give information that is not in the script. You have also included your research and development which is a good but you also need to reflect on your artefact and tell me what you think works well and what you would do better next time. Well done.

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