For the genre of our group, we chose historical. We narrowed the presentation onto the evolution of Chinese (language). And below is my research on this genre, as I am the visual and sound manager, most materials I found is pictures and music.
This is the picture shows the entire transformation of Chinese character during different dynasties. At the beginning, Chinese character was written like a picture. For example, the character “mountain” (the sixth one), the original one is the picture of peaks.
Chinese characters are also strongly associated with traditional culture; this is a picture which only used in traditional Chinese wedding. It’s the combine of two same character “happy”, which means the new couple will have a happy life together.
The group decided to use cartoon to create the video, I think this video below can be a good model. In this video, traditional Chinese characters played the role of story. And this video is in ink-and-wash style, which can easily be connected with historical.
Sound is also an important element; I found this instrumental music which is played in Chinese traditional instrument. I think it can attract the audeince and give them the atmosphere.