Sleep Cycle Symbolizes Joe’s Psyche

July 31, 2009

This thread, just drawn up and added to the story structuring board, represents a symbolic device I may employ to visually represent Joe’s emotional health. It’s a mostly subliminal thread that, if the audience doesn’t pick up on it, won’t hurt their ability to understand the story, but will add great value to the understanding of those viewers who either consciously or subconsciously pick up on it.

emo-thread-addedThe concept is to simply show that, when protagonist Joe Cameron is living by his principles, he sleeps soundly. But during those phases in the story where he compromises his principles to achieve the desired result, he is plagued with insomnia.