I suppose the most ideal choice for which my project should be centered around would be one of my favorite films, Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2. These two films bring in themes of revenge and identity, they dive deep into the emotions of the characters in various ways; they tell stories of betrayal and the repercussions associated with such. Thus, I’d prefer to speak solely on these themes, how they develop in the characters and the film, how they are implemented and how these ideas grow and flourish throughout. Yet, I find myself wanting more than just a long and detailed post of the intricacies of the films, yes this is a viable option, yet it doesn’t stimulate my growth as a cinephile, it doesn’t help me become more entrenched in my love for cinema. Thus, I will use my strengths in a different way, I will use my ability to set goals, break them down into daily strategies, and work from there, each week slowly narrowing down from the broadest ideas of the film to the core theme, revenge. Each week I intend to work through a different medium, first through my most comfortable being writing, which will cover the film in entirety, the various themes and small tidbits that viewers do not pick up on. Then to keynote, which I will be covering the main two themes, identity and revenge. This will allow me to narrow down some of the parts of the film that really focus on these themes. Finally to a mashup, this will allow me to focus on the core theme, revenge, I can choose a song and parts of the film that will allow me to really focus and narrow down on the true and specific theme of the film. These will slowly begin to form a cohesive depiction of what I would like my final project to appear as, yet this is only going so far. My final week I intend to build everything into one large, fluid piece that will tend to various types of audiences ranging from the video viewer whose attention can only be held for but a few minutes, to the readers and lovers of composition who can be enticed by five dollar words and usage of correct diction and rhetoric, to finally, the business man, who prefers the powerpoint presentation to inform him. Through these mediums I will be able to tap into a larger audience, allowing the ideas and themes of Kill Bill to be available in a wide variety catered to different types of consumers of cinema. Yet, what will I need? I will need Audacity and Keynote in order to create a fluid presentation, I will require WordPress as a creative medium in which to express my thoughts through composition, and finally, I will require snagit in order to cut scenes together to show the identity crisis and theme of revenge that permeates throughout.
Sadly, my skill when it comes to snagit, keynote, audacity, and more or less anything Mac related, is less than satisfactory. Thus, I intend to grow as a software user in this regard, looking for new ways in which utilize the various components of these programs.