- In my movie it’s just a summarization of Macbeth growth to from Thane of Glams to a dead king.
- The process in creating this piece went into a state of confusing, first I was going to work with a partner at first on a dance piece but then that couldn’t happen because that person was going away for the weekend. So then I decided to do a dance piece by myself but then I couldn’t because there wasn’t enough time for me to put together a combination. There a just decided to create an iMovie showing the progression of Macbeth’s life.
- As previously stated, the process was difficult for me because nothing really worked out with my partner and by myself so I decided to just change it all up by making a movie.
- I’m most proud of the tone of the movie, the tone describe how Macbeth’s life transition to a life full of misery.
- As always with all my projects, I have to plan fully out mainly with collaboration and time periods.
- I didn’t have a chance to view my classmates’ projects so I didn’t really learn anything from them.
- I learned that my abilities to do a creative piece are challenged each time I do this because what I think I’m strong may be the total opposite.
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This video is intended to portray the evolution and progression of the character Lady Macbeth, from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The video illustrates the hubris with which she is originally presented in the play, and the way in which her character crumbles with each murder she or her husband commit. Throughout the play, the woman gains a sense of humanity which she lacks at the outset. The cost of losing her strong facade, however, is the guilt she is saddled with. In the video, her character simulated through her posture. With each name that flashes on the screen, another life is taken, and Lady Macbeth is crushed, until, completely deflated, she is gone.
To achieve the silhouette effect, I used a set of broad construction lights, an unused bed sheet, and a startling amount of duct tape. My mother, Arden Kass, was drafted as Lady Macbeth. Between each shot, I would model for her the poses she would go through to pantomime the character. Some difficulty arose in the editing stage, and as a result the final video is not nearly as elegant as the original footage. I have been instructed to tell any viewers that my mothers is not, in fact, as wide as iMovie ’09 shows her to be.
At the outset, supplies were hard to find. After prepping to begin filming, the camera broke, and the rest of the process was completed using an iPhone. Unfortunately, iPhones are a bit of a pain. Next, the tape, the sheets and the wall refused to cooperate. In between each shot, much time was spent re-hanging the sheet, re-applying the tape, and even re-filming shots in which the sheet fell. The lights nearly burnt a hole in the floor, and the sheet was discovered to be spotted with large, mysterious black spots. Finally, the video was shot in a doorway, so I was forced to use the vertical video function of my phone. Apple products are not nearly as compatible as you might think, and the final movie is irreparably distorted.
This project is certainly as dramatic, intense and communicative as I hoped it would be, if a little poorly edited. A good first attempt at silhouette filmmaking
Given more time, I would find a way to tile the video, so that I could use it without distortion. I would also put a little more time into the editing, as the transitions are a little funky.
I was very impressed by the creativity of the other projects. People saw Macbeth in a very different light from me.
I learned, unfortunately, that I am capable of handing in a project where I’m not 100% proud of the aesthetics of the final copy. I hope this doesn’t have too much of an impact on future projects.
- This project is about how Lady Macbeth never felt that Macbeth was enough. How she always wanted more from him, and when he delivered, it was never enough.
- I didn't really know what I was going to do for the creative part of my project. So I asked around to see what others were doing for their projects. When I heard that someone was doing a poem I felt like that was something I could do, that would go well with my thesis.
- At fist it was hard because I didn't really know how to put my quotes in the poem and make it flow right, but then I decide not to care about the flow of the poem, and just write it.
- I would say I proud of the whole project, because I finished both parts on time and to the best of my ability.
- If I had more time to work on m creative pice I would try to find better pictures to go with my poem, and maybe record my voice.
- From my colleges' presentations/projects I leaded that even though somethings are the same they can be represented in many different ways.
- What I learned about my self during the course of this project is that I am not good at procrastination.
The process for me involved a fair amount of taping and writing. I think for a lot of people crafting something like this would not be very much of a challenge, however it took me a while. I
tried to keep the mistakes down by taking my time so this was a hinderance I am still glad that happened, as it was fully voluntary. I overcame the monotony of the whole affair by listening to some music while I worked which is something I do not normally do. I am proud of the things in the story that had certain effects on the game.
I think that I did a good job in terms of having each space on the board correlate well with the story and make the effect of this event reasonable for what the effect on the game would be.
If I were given the chance to do this project over again, I would have added more of a design. I think that the idea was there, however the artistic execution was not what it could have been.
Although I was out the day I would have reviewed others projects, I did get a chance to have a look at a few of them. I would say that I learned about looking at things you already like and see in your everyday life when making projects. I often have some difficulty thinking of things to do for pieces like this and I think if I took that lesson from other people I would have a far amount less trouble to go through when designing a project.
I learned a bit about myself as well. I think that If I take my time, then I will make a lot less mistakes. Although there are things I could have done better, I still feel good about what I did overall.
For the creative portion of my benchmark, I made a sculpture out of air-dry clay. My sculpture was of a tree. Half of the tree has strong growing branches covered completely with leaves and the other half contains bent, empty and bare branches. The tree was made to represent Lady Macbeth's journey through the play. She began as an ambitious woman who knew what she wanted and how to get there (the leafy half), and then starts to lose sight of who she is and eventually kills herself in the finish (the empty half).
My quotes tie in with objects. I have a golden crown at the top branch to represent her desire for the Queen title and riches. For my second quote I have a bloody hand holding a white heart to represent her equal guiltiness to Macbeth's killing and the fact that he's the only one being a coward.For my third quote I have a stool under the tree to add a humorous touch, the quote being: "Why do you make such faces? When all's done, You look but on a stool"(Act 3, Scene 4, Pg.52, Lines: 62-69)".For my fourth quote I drew foot prints under the tree to represent Lady Macbeth's sleep walking. For my final quote I have a pink noose hanging off one of the branches to represent Lady Macbeth's suicide.
My process took total of 8 hours. I had to go out and find the right type of clay, find the right tools and then figure out how to make a tree out of clay pretty much. It was very slow because I had to carve indents to make the bark look realistic. I had to paint the tree brown all over, then I cut out every leaf one by one and glued them on one by one. Shaping the clay was a little difficult but I got the hang of it. I'm most proud of the objects I chose to represent every quote and being able to explain them pretty well. I don't think I would change much besides finding a better looking box and to write the quotes on it. From my colleagues I learned about their artistic representations of their chosen character. People had poems, movies, drawings, games, etc. And from myself, I learned that hard work does really pay off. I spent 8 hours on something I'm kind of proud of to show the class.
At the beginning of my process I wanted to write something about Lady Macbeth and how she could gain her power back from Macbeth. But then I realized that I had a Macbeth quote and then I had to incorporate Macbeth in this creative portion. I knew that I wanted to do journal entires for my creative portion.
Some of the difficulties that I had from doing the project was how long I wanted each journal to be. I was writing and I wanted to make sure that I incorporated all of my quotes in the journals so what I tired to do was to put my quotes at the end of the journal entries. The way I overcame this was to give all of my information about the journals and then tie my quotes back to the information that I gave at the beginning of the journal entry. Another thing that I had difficulty doing was getting started. I had an idea and I just did not start when I should have. I ended up just writing the journal entires all at the same time. I overcame this by just writing it all out at one time.
The thing that I am most proud of doing in this project is how different I wrote the journals. I was surprised that I had use the quotes from my benchmark in a whole different way. I built this creative portion off of my quotes and made the story around the quotes. I was also surprised on how in detail I went and made sure that the characters that I started off with were the characters that I finished the story with.
If I was given the chance to to change something I would change the way I had Macbeth in the story. The part that I would change about Macbeth would be to make him have a dream about what was going on in his house instead of it really happening in real life. I believe that would have made the story better and would give the story a different feel to it.
The things that I learned from my colleagues were that they're so many ways to present Macbeth and they're not just one way to present Macbeth. I also learned that it is not just the way your project looks but it is the way you present it to others that makes a huge difference.
I learned that I can write creative stories and I can incorporate quotes in my creative stories. I also learned that I could have used more pictures or some type of photo in my creative piece. I learned a lot from doing this creative piece.
This creative writing is six pages long and has five journals in it. The title of this creative writing is "Macbeth, Lady Macbeth Returns". Macbeth signs each journal at the end with a different signature.
The following was a project for a 9th grade English class, using creativity and imagination to extend a quote analysis into an engaging piece that shows that character journey of Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is an inhumane controlling power-hungry woman that wants to leave her gender, but after King Duncan is murdered, it turns her into a frail and broken self-loathing human being. This is shown through the project I decided to do, using clay and sterling silver to create one of a kind pendants that represented the character change of Lady Macbeth throughout the entire play.
The first pendant is pink with leaves curling around. Lady Macbeth started out as a normal woman that wasn’t necessarily bad, and wasn’t necessarily good. Pink is considered the color of life, good health, and a new start. The leaves represent the life that started out so innocently. The second pendant is green with purple spirals coiling around the sphere. She began to become secretly desirous and envious of those with higher power. Green is considered a color that signifies jealousy. The leaves turn into spikes that swirl around, showing that her intentions aren’t exactly clear yet. The third pendant is orange with silver stems blossoming from the bottom. She then begins to demand attention while she thinks of a plan to murder the king. Orange is considered a color that means “flamboyant” or “exuberant.” The outward and touching spikes are together in a stem at the base of the colored sphere, almost as if they are growing upwards and reaching out to get away and branch out. The fourth pendant is a lilac purple with a sky blue vine entwining the sphere. Lady Macbeth begins to design the perfect plan involving homicide. Light purple is said to represent cruelty and arrogance. The vines seem to be trying to connect as she devises the perfect scheme. (“How now, my lord! Why do you keep alone/Of sorriest fancies your companions making/Using those thoughts which should indeed have died/With them they think on? Things without all remedy/Should be without regard. What’s done is done.”) (Act 3, Scene 2, Line 15, Page 45). The fifth pendant is a cherry red with a black snake twirling around. She feels dangerous and wants nothing more than to be a man so she could do the deed herself. Red is said to be the colors of danger and aggression. The black “snake” (“...scorched the snake, not killed it.” (Act 3, Scene 2, Line 15, Page 45). ) twirling around the sphere represents the fact that she is now in the perfect position to convince her husband to murder an innocent man for power. (“Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here/And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full/Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood/Stop up the access and passage to remorse/That no compunctious visitings of nature/Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between/The effect and it!”) (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 30-37, Page 17). The sixth pendant is a black sphere with a ribcage wrapped onto it. She is now turning into an evil woman with a weapon - a killer. Black is supposed to mean “wicked.” The ribcage is holding the sphere, and represents the fact that she feels like she is blinded with power and can’t escape. (“Come, thick night/And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell/That my keen knife see”) (Act 1, Scene 5, Line 49, Page 17). The seventh pendant is a deep purple wrapped with barbed wire. Lady Macbeth now becomes frustrated with herself because she almost regrets having the deed done, even if it’s not said. Dark purple is considered the colors of sad feelings and annoyance. The silver spikes resembling barbed wire represents the point that she can’t do anything to go back and take back what has already happened. (“Naught’s had, all’s spent/Where our desire is got without content/‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy/Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.”) (Act 3, Scene 2, Line 5, Page 45). The eighth pendant is a silver ball with a broken rope. She begins to worry, and realizes that she was wrong in what she did. Gray is said to be the color of tormenting or panic. The rope is recoiling away from itself because she is beginning to have mental breakdowns, because she feels like her hands are covered in blood and she can’t rinse it off no matter what she does. (“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.”) (Act 5, Scene 1, Line 35, Page 84). The ninth pendant is a white sphere with black wings growing out of it. Lady Macbeth takes her own life to get rid of the suffering and self-tormenting. The white sphere means peace, because she is done with worrying and being in constant pain.
To create the pendants, I had to do many things before actually producing the finished product. I needed to plan out nine emotions that I could portray. I made a list of parts in the play where Lady Macbeth had a prominent emotion. Later, I researched the relationship between colors and emotions and what colors represented which emotion. The colored sphere in each pendant represents a different emotion. After that, I had to create the pendants, so I used clay for that. I made sterling silver hooks, and then after the pendants were dry, I reinforced them with epoxy and added gloss glaze.
I think one huge difficulty in this project was that it was extremely time-consuming. The pendants alone took me around ten hours in total to complete, and that’s not including the display. I did spend a lot of time on them. I think that next time, I could easily start earlier if I didn’t want to do so much work at one time.
I am most proud of the fact that no one else had my kind of project. I also am proud of sticking with it even if it did take a long time. I hope that everyone else enjoyed my project as much as I did.
If I were given the chance to do this project over, I would 100% go with the idea of the pendants. My original ideas weren’t as great. I originally wanted to do a pop-up book, but I thought that with all the people that were touching it, it wouldn’t last very long. It would also take most likely more time than the pendants did.
My colleagues also did creative projects to represent the character development of Macbeth or Lady Macbeth. I think that they were very well done. A lot of them made me see the character development in a whole other light that I hadn’t seen before. Also, some of them pointed things out that I had never noticed. It made me realize how creative we all are, and how differently our mind works from the rest of us.
Through this project, I realized that I can most definitely complete something even if it seems impossible, if I put my mind to it. I also learned a bunch of different creative ways to represent a storyline that I could use to my advantage in the future.
I chose to do this for my creative portion of this project because I think it gave a very exact visual of what I tried to say in my thesis. As you can see this wasn't the best circle. This was a pretty big difficulty that I had. For this project I used modle magic, this might be a good material for somethings but I set it out for two days and it didn't dry so getting it to keep the form of a circle during transport was near imposible. Overall I think I am most proud of the idea I came up with. I am not a very creative person and to think of something like this and to execute it with such precision was a accomplishment for me. I think if I was able to do it again I would try harder to make a circle out of the letters. I think currently it just looks like a weird square. While doing this I think I learned more about myself. While looking at others work I saw that many people interpreted the story in different ways, not just between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth but also how their characters acted through out the book. I think I learned that I might be a bit more creative then I thought, maybe not through my execution but I think more creatively then I thought I did. I really enjoyed doing this project and I hope you enjoy mine as well.
This canvas is the creative portion of my Macbeth essay. There are many elements that go into this creative portion, it goes through what Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both experience throughout the story together. While the killing of Duncan shook both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, they reacted to their newfound power differently, causing their relationship to shift. They both went through changes in the story and this canvas is demonstrating the shift in the relationship. The project went through many versions before getting to what it is now. I new I wanted to show that they switched roles in the relationship so I went to drawing them in quadrants and switching places on the bottom from the top. Then I wanted to add branches creeping in at the corners. The branches went from being drawn to being real quickly. Then I ditched the quadrants all together and essentially came up with this. I went through many problems with the gluing of the branches to the canvas and solved that by cutting them and gluing them back together. I am most proud of the way it turned out I didn't expect it to turn out this way and as I was putting it together I fell in love with it more and more. If I were to do this over I would use spray paint instead of brushes because I don't like the streaks that were left in the white background. I learned that this story is copied many times even now and I learned many things about my classmates from what they chose as their creative piece. I learned how many things I do subconsciously that turned out correct for what I was trying to portray. This project taught me to appreciate how everyone thinks and expresses themselves and the diverseness of our stream.
The creative portion of the project had to reflect on our quotes and our thesis. In my project I really wanted to show the evidence on how my quotes proved my thesis correct. My thesis revolved around the idea that Macbeth had healthy ambition and curiosity his whole life but when his fate was made known it all became quite nefarious. To do that I needed to incorporate every stage of downfall into the creative portion presented by the quotes.
I soon came up with the idea of making a clay Macbeth and quote weights. As the story progressed, each quote weight would be added to Macbeth to show the struggle he endears on his journey. By the final quote Macbeth is no longer able to hold up the weights and therefore falls. This is supposed to show how in the end all of Macbeth's choices finally kill him.
It did not get better from there unfortunately. I had to use clay for my project and because of that I went to the store and bought clay. Simple enough but I was terribly wrong. The amount of clay balls I had to create for different combinations of quote weights were in the fifties. There was only one right combination of sized balls where the statue of Macbeth would fall on the last quote and not the others. The process even got more tiresome after cooking the balls and seeing that it didn't work when cooked. Inevitably I had to go buy more clay and do it again. Crafting the Macbeth dolls was a pain for he never stood up on his own which lead to toothpick supports. During the whole thing I was constantly thinking about how this makes sense compared to my written portion of the project. I would stop and plan out everything. Most of the times the plans did not go so well and I had to go back and just plan something different.
I am seriously proud of my dexterity, endurance, and effort. I never gave up and multiple times tried to do better. After hours of tiresome work I did not go for the B but went up and beyond to get the A. I fought my own "furies" and pillaged on through lack of sleep and tired, clay filled hands. In short, it was all kind of amazing.
In thinking about it now I honestly don't know what I would change in this project. If given time then I would have hundreds of answers. If I could change the project maybe I would spend more time on brainstorming and decision making. I want the best ideas possible and the greatest decision made. Although I see perfection as an infinity, making it impossible to reach. You can always approach perfection but when you try to grab it then it will just ran miles away with harder possibilities trailing away. It is this idea though that pushes you to do better each time. Which makes a college student generally better than a high school student, which makes a C student into an A student.
If I could acknowledge anyone it would be Ms. Dunn for teaching me well, my friends for listening to my presentations and presenting fantastic projects themselves, and my family for putting up with all the clay in the house.