Stranger than Fiction Retrofit

This project analyzes a clip from Stranger Than Fiction., in which Harold Crick first encounters Karen Eiffel’s narrative.

In a little over a week, we broke the original scene down shot by shot, storyboarded each shot with camera diagrams, and re-filmed it as close to the original as possible, with a slight twist: two members of our group are fluent in Chinese and we recorded the voiceovers in their native language as well as English.

This project tested our observational skills and made us examine how shots are composed and transitioned to create a specific look and feel for the film.  It also made us become more aware of how we set up our own shots and how to compose our sets.