For our fiction adaptation unit we got handed a leaflet with about 20 different poems, our mission became to find and choose one of them to work on for this project. My choice fell on a poem called "100%" written by the poet Michael James Parker.

The poem is about unity, differences, outsiders, and at the same time about people caring. Its viewing point is of the autors, and he is taking the audience side winning them over by talking to them as we, we happy few, we band of brothers and sisters. He makes us feel different, unique and accepted for who we are.

Poet of my chosen poem - Michael James Parker.

Immidiatly as we got handed this brief, and I had chose the poem, some ideas started to swim around in my head. But it wasn´t until I sat down and drew a mind-map that I got all my ideas down on paper and got a clearer image of what I want to achieve, or elements I would like to include.

Mind map notes in bulletpoints;

Poem 100%

- Urban
- Vintage
- Group of friends having fun together

- Dancer

- Artist / street artist - musician

- Abandoned house

- The golden hour

- Parkout - Matrix effect - London

- Grafitti / street art

- Smoke grenades in different colours

- Cigerettes & smoke

- Bathtub

- Southbank skate park London

- Sparklers

- Tattoos / tattoo artist

After brainstorming for ideas, it was very clear to me that I wanted my video to be urban, have a sense of street style and have a handheld natural feel to it. And to be able to explain the idea and story better, I decided to put together a pitch. 

Fiction Adaptation Pitch 

"Meet the very few, the band of brothers and sisters, stepping into the urban world of united expressionism revealed thorugh art and creativity. In a glimpse we see rebellians, copers and people just like you and me, some labled, some not, consistently pulsating with rawness and passion."

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For our second unit this term, the topic revolves around fiction adaptation. This unit builds on to the skills we learnt in our first yea, regarding screenwriting and ficiton directing. Using an advanced creative methology we will be required to research, plan and produce a short video, 3 - 5 minutes, for multi platform transmittion that is a work of adaptation derived from a literary source. 

Additionally we will be required to chose one essay question and write a fiction adaptation essay, consisting of a wordcount 2 000 - 2 500 words. I have already chosen essay question three, which is the following. 

Essay Question 3In adapting a novel the adaptor inevitably infringes the integrity of the original text – discuss with reference to at least one text adapted for broadcast on television.

During a bit of quick research in to the world of adaptation, and its true meaning and definition; 

  1. the action or process of adapting or being adapted.
    "the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students' needs"
    synonyms:converting, conversionalterationmodificationadjustment, changing, transformation;More
    • a film, television drama, or stage play that has been adapted from a written work.
      "a three-part adaptation of Hard Times"
      the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
      "living in groups is an adaptation to increase the efficiency of hunting"

I discovered that the word adaption can be similiar to the word and gadget adapter, that you use to transform power supply in different countries. And therefore it can be compared to each other quite easily. Here is a way to think about, and easier grasp the idea of what adaptation actually is.

 - An adapter is used to transform and regenereate the power, or voltage if you like, to match the electrical supply you want to use. Depending on the type of plug or tip you use, the adapter will match the socket and voltage to the country your in and you will be able to use your own electrical supplies without the fear of ruining your supply or the socket in the wall.

= Adaptation; is used to transform and regenerate the story and power of story being told, depending on which platform you use, theatre, film, music, novel, to reach out and match the audience and target groups perceptions. Stay true to the original work by using different tools to develop, and try to be able to make a story come across as believable or unbeliable as possible without ruining the story itself or the relationship between the target group or audience and the story.

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