Case 1: F = m.a
Filmmaker: Melanie Kellens
The thumbnail sketches show that the fillmaker was mainly able to associate facial expressions and general indications regarding shape (small vs. big), movement (approaching vs. avoidance) and pace (fast vs. slow) with different descriptions of emotion. Note that not only words but also symbols (emoticons) and abstract visualisations are used to denote emotions.
Music composer: Anouck Vaassen
The composer was able to attach many sound snippets to the thumbnails (as demonstrated by the speaker icons, which could be clicked in the digital storyscore). Some of these were references to existing music, whereas others were ideas for own compositions. This indicates that terms denoting emotion can trigger a lot of ideas and carry a lot of meaning to musical composers. If we inspect the written annotations the composer has made, we notice, in a similar way, that very specific musical terms can be related to the description of emotional states, such as call-and-response theme (Dutch: ‘vraagthema’), minor scale (Dutch: ‘mineur’) and dance (Dutch: ‘dans’).