First allow me to explain the setting and placement. When doing a puzzle about smoking I couldn't help but think of a bar scene. Because as a person is smoking they try to keep busy or is distracted by things around them. The two videos that keep going in loops are like TV's in the bar keep going. I placed these there to see if I could distract my viewer from the real task of exploring their surroundings and completing the puzzle. The pack of cigarettes,zippo lighter, and ash tray are to there to help the viewer understand what they are doing and what is to be discovered...something about smoking. I placed the two songs both the ring of fire and Light my fire was very well known songs that are played in many bar and party areas alike.
Through the viewer I wanted to do several things in the flash animation to cause emotions and a since of uneasiness. Through the Videos replaying I wanted to give a consent since of motion that could not be stopped by the viewer and is out of there hands this could cause them to be uneasy,curious,and having a hard time concentrating.
The discovery of the sounds and putting them together through though would make them relate back to the image or another thought. I wanted to put a mood to smoking that it is bad and it does not matter what place your in. When i comes to the puzzle I gave the viewer time to play and discover what they could make from the puzzle or even creating the puzzle or a whole different collaged image.
The Problems I ran into. With Flash I wish there was a class taught here about it because I really do want to learn more. Also, if i had the skills already This project would not have been so difficult. I had to walk away from my computer a few times because of all the scripting errors that inflicted my animation as i worked through it. Once fixing the error it seemed easier to create the same code for a copy. I Want to explore Flash more after doing this project. At the same time I feel like I have completed a lot even though I wanted to rip out my hair at times.
I wanted to create a mood or an area that my non linear animation could live in. At first this was hard I kept viewing it as a puzzle being placed on a table or a background that related to the problems of smoking...So I started to think outside the box if it were. That is when I found I had the power as the crater to place this puzzle anywhere. So I chose a kind of bar scene because that is where I smoke the most as a smoker. When I'm in the bar I think of how I am going to quit smoking. So the sounds and the music behind it is My feelings towards quiting it is there but its so hard to reach. After finding the right setting it started to tie together so much better than what it was before.