Ciné Roman: ‘Lost In Words’

Project statement:

After looking through William Gibson’s Twitter feed, I noticed a reoccurring idea of the power of language to both create and reinforce a disconnect to the realities of the world. Saturation of language can also have this affect. I was interested to pursue this broad idea and attempt to personalise the desensitisation towards human violence through the saturation of language overwhelming an individual.

I took many steps before reaching my final project result. My idea was initially quite broad so I had to develop ways to refine my idea, such as focusing on an individual. Throughout developing my project, I had to be careful to retain a balance between representation and interpretation, as the theme of language can be quite representative.

I decided to mash up different Soundcloud projects from other students in my course (see reference list) in order to have more control over my message, rather than fitting within the constraints of an already completed sound work.

The brainstorms and storyboards I created to map my ideas were a crucial process in order to make sense of what I wanted to say. I created my soundtrack after I had captured the images and I found this to be challenging but effective. With the images already in mind and laid out in a linear formation on my timeline, I was able to work the music to support and propel the images.

Editing was the most crucial part of creating this project. I had to be very particular with what images I kept and had to cut some images that were aesthetically pleasing, but redundant to the overall flow of the piece. I had to also carefully decide where to place effects on the images and sound, which was a long and rigorous process.

My ideas developed through creating content, both images and sound. My idea became clearer and more specific as I produced photos and the accompanying soundtrack.

All images are my own.

Reference list for sound projects:

Hughvf. ‘Authority’. Hughvf 2015. Accessed 26 May 2015, available at:

Karlyah, ‘The Sound Of Authority’, KMM608 – Meda101. Accessed 26 May 2015, available at:

Morra, C. ‘MEDA 101’. Living In A Digital World 2015. Accessed 26 May 2015, available at:


About intersectionalalien

Hi hello people of earth/space/cyberspace, intersectional alien here. I’m still trying to figure out my place on this earth. I like intersectional feminism, feminism in popular culture, LGBTQ+, refugee rights, veganism, mental health, nihilism, travelling, unlearning institutional conditioning, good tunes and consuming and creating stories.
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