Diana’s Room and what a room’s design can tell us about a person.
Warning: This is long. Really long. And probably not that important or interesting.
*Cracks his knuckles*
Ok, so, as always, this is going to relate to diana.
Yet that doesn’t mean it’s actually about Diana, it just relates to her character.
Today i will analyze everything i think it’s important in Diana’s Room and how it conveys things to us without speaking.
Let’s begin for this first shot.
It’s remarkable that they start here, and not with the whole room. Focusing the camera first on the Desk let’s us know that that’s the important thing on this room, at least for now. Yet here we can see things that are already telling us something.
The Books, aligned as they are, are not in a shelf but in the desk, meaning that they probably don’t belong there. Maybe burrowed from a library, or maybe just there temporarily while they are being used, probably because the readers of those books study them constantly, so having them there saves time and effort.
At the sides of the line of books we can see: A Crystal Sphere, Ink & Quills and a mirror.
The left side, with the Crystal Sphere and one set of Ink & Quill well aligned, shows us that, whoever sit’s there, is probably interested in foreseeing and is well organized, while the other, with the mirror and the other set of Ink & Quill not aligned, shows a more down to earth personality, someone who probably doesn’t take his studies as seriously as the other person.
I must point at the fact that here we can see only 2 chairs, when by instinct we know that there should be 3 students per room. Which, knowing who’s room is this, makes us thing automatically in Hanna&Barbara.
Then we have this.