English Appropriation Task Storyboard
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Long shot of Rhea in the forest. A long shot has been used to convey her being lost in the wilderness amongst an abundance of trees, and her small figure against the enormous challenges she is facing. The buildings represent the small amount of hope on the horizon after Rhea overcomes her challenges. Overall, the opening image portrays the challenges that lie ahead.
High angle shot of Rhea when she enters the town and people begin to stare at her. This conveys Rhea's feeling of inferiority due to racism against her. There are three people in front of her, which portrays that she is feeling cornered and isolated, and they look a lot larger and more powerful than Rhea, which shows her place in this society. The sky has been altered so it is darker, which reflects the mood of this particular moment in the scene because there is a lot of tension and unsettledness.
Medium shot of Rhea and Catherine when they find each other. They are the only two people in the scene which shows their prominence and importance to the story. From the last scene where Rhea is portrayed as weak in a high angle shot has progressed to her becoming a stronger person in the medium shot. Whilst Catherine puts her plastic water bottle in the bin without a second thought, Rhea is portrayed as surprised because it is very different to her world, but it is one of the first scenes which show that neither society or person is perfect.
Eye-level shot whilst Rhea and Catherine are walking to Catherine's house. The eye-level shot portrays that both characters can be trusted and can trust each other, as Rhea is still confused about where she is, but is learning to trust Catherine. The lighting has become warmer, suggesting that there is less tension and anxiousness.
High angle shot when Rhea and Catherine arrive at home and are met by Harry Nicolson. The high angle shot shows that Rhea is succumbing to Harry's power and is once again faced by another challenge of people taking advantage of her. The feeling of isolation is portrayed because there is no one else in the scene except her and Harry, and she is portrayed as small whilst he is very tall, which shows his power.
Low angle shot when Rhea is doing housework under Harry's command, and she meets her great-great-great grandmother (although she doesn't know it yet), Florence Ebony. In this shot, Rhea is becoming to feel empowered, so she is portrayed as a lot taller than before, due to the low angle shot. The blue sky outside that can be seen through a small window in the scene portrays hope and courage after all the challenges that Rhea faced already, but a small grey cloud signifies that she will face many more challenges.
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