My original idea for this was too futuristic and delved into unpredictable realms, but I see it a stepping stone so here are the typed up notes:
Set on Earth
-Sun gradually gets hotter and more closer to earth
-ice caps melt, causing the world to flood – similar to what happens in 2012 – ref
-stilt city is built on high ground – ref Venice – city built above water underground.
– 1000’s of years pass
– the water evaporates slowly in the sun’s growing heat
-millions of years pass
– sun starts transformation int red dwarf star
-most of humanity has been killed through natural selection
-some of humanity still live like normal in parts of the world
– some choose to use technology to alter body, mod, into protection
-some humans are in the next stage of evolution
– mutation appears due to infected fish as only source of food
– as the sun grows more and more red, snow begins to fall again due to a shift in the north atlantic flow
– this causes humanity to source out these areas as they can turn snow into pure water
Influences – Day After Tomorrow, 2012, other disaster movies.
Look at Norway – 30 days of night – arctic circle – doesn’t get full sunlight so if sun changes position or change of gravity – this would allow snow to fall.
As you can see this is a very rough draft of the idea that I wanted to portray but it gets the essentials in there. My revised edition brings things into reality whilst trying to keep the abstract nature of it alive. I also brought a fictional company that I created for my photomontage brief into the storyline which helped me to get a timeline on events and influential people in the story. I used reference from an article in the guardian which shows what is predicted will happen as the ice caps melt, this also helped out with the timeline. The back story is written out as if it was a synopsis of a story, because I see this project plus my build and archetype brief to all be part of one story. It outlines how both Saekli and Grainger come into being, so I have taken these three separate briefs into one big brief.
Sorry it’s mainly text, it’s just the way I work. =)