Mind map scene Monologue, Character: Gilderoy Lockhart

I had multiple dialogues/monologues that I was thinking about for this assignment:Thumper from Bambi; Alpha, Beta and Gamma from Up!, Darth Vader’s famous ‘I am your father’-scene from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, a scene from the BBC Sherlock series. When looking for dialogues and monologues I noticed I especially liked ones that were funny, probably because I like humor in movies and especially in characters. That seemed to be the kind of character I wanted to animate: a funny character. So, eventually I went with a monologue from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Gilderoy Lockhart was going to be my character. When trying to think of a scene I wanted to put my character in I made a mind map. With this mind map I also researched his character a little more:mindmap lockhart

While making this mind map I was thinking of different ways I could show my character and if I should change his character slightly: I could keep his character and have him showing off his house and himself, or if I changed his character I could make him a villain. For a while I was set on the latter. I wanted to have my character in a office (or something like that) talking and introducing himself to someone he had tied to a chair. I would change his character through his movements and surroundings. That seemed really interesting, but I started thinking again and I really wanted to return to my ‘fun’ character. I think I was initially afraid I’d (unconsciously) copy the original. However I knew I could make it without it looking like the original. Of course I wouldn’t copy it.

So, Gilderoy Lockhart is a cocky, self-absorbed, charming (to some), show-off. With this in mind I continued researching movement. I was planning to let the movements guide me and the creation of the surroundings.

Mindmapping en aangescherpte vragen

How does music affect you?

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How do your brainwaves resonate with the beat of music? And why?

It’s kind of hard to believe that your brainwaves resonate with the beat of music, causing your breathing and heartbeat to slow or accelerate. I don’t know why and how, and I want to know!

How does ‘pleasant’/ a certain kind of music cause a boost of serotonin?

How can a particular kind of music (i.e. soundwaves) affect your brain in a way that it produces serotonin? It seems crazy that certain types of sound waves can affect you in a way that your body produces a hormone that gives you a ‘good feeling’. It’s so interesting!

Why does processing music involve both hemispheres of the brain? 

What makes music so special that it requires the usage of both hemispheres of the brain? Not many daily activities require the usage of both hemispheres, but processing music does. I love listening to music and would like to know what’s going on in my brain while I’m listening.

 How does sound of a certain amount of volume affect us in such a way that our mental and physical reaction time is slowed?

I kind of have an idea why our reaction time is slowed but I’m not sure, and it’s good to know that loud music could be used against you, and how.

How can music help in a therapeutic way?

It really seems incredible that music can help someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia recover lost memories and how music can help people who are stressed, relax. I would like to know how much music helps in a therapeutic way. It seems really interesting.

– What happens to sound waves of music in the brain? How are they registered?

With the other questions I’ve already gone into specifics, but it’s good to know how your brain actually registers music before it boosts serotonin e.g. I want a good picture of what is happening in the brain and with this question the other questions may be easier to answer.