This week, my assignment is to tell a story through various types of media. However, I decided that I would tell a story in a different way. I’m an English major so it is kind of my goal in life to confuse people about stories and how they are told. I thought it would be fun to see another type of story-telling.
Often, a story may take the form of a feeling evoked from a piece of music or a picture or even a smell. I wish that I could make your computer smell like freshly-baked bread and vanilla, but I can’t do that. Instead, I am going to give you a picture (a famous one). I will also give you two pieces of music. I’d like you to look at the picture while listening to one song and then do the same while listening to the other song. If you’re like me, there will be a story or even music video playing in your head complete with a plot, setting, and maybe famous actors to play each part.
See if the story evoked by the picture changes with the different types of music. I know that I’m making you do the work, but I think that feeling is story, too.
What did you think? Did your story change? Was there a story at all or were you just staring at the picture for five or ten minutes?
Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Clearly, these songs and this picture are not mine. I’m just linking to them for the sake of art!