The initial stages of this project began by studying the elements of the film which we found to be most important to the symbolism of the story. By using analog methods, we moved rough sketches on paper around on a table, figured out how to best convey our message, and determined the flow of our story.
Outer space is seen to be an infinite and magical place with much to discover. We intended for the shift of scenery from the wonders of space to a mundane office environment to accentuate the accomplishments of the great minds of three black women. We utilized dramatic lighting and a slowed camera movement to provide an overall mysterious and magical feeling to our sequence.
In this project, one of our biggest challenges included using learning and using Arnold with very little prior experience. We ran into several bumps with this particular challenge technically and creatively. However, as a team, we were able to work together effectively and problem-solve quickly in order to achieve the visions we had imagined.