“If plan A didn’t work. The alphabet still has 25 more letter. Stay cool!” – Mum
Recently I have been in collaboration with Level 6 students from Glyndwr Universities Theatre, Performance and Television department. Previously I’d done some photography for their Alice in Wonderland production and they had invited me again to take part in capturing and showcasing their adaptation to “Street of Crocodiles”. They wanted photographs of the piece and also a video montage of some of the creative process behind it. I’d started understanding the production over the time spent with them and with a little assistance from Rebecca their lecturer and the visual director of the production we both decided that making a “documentary” about the play would be a great idea especially if it could be shown during the audiences arrival. I had completely control over the visuals of this documentary and the only thing that Rebecca wanted to include was the question “What is memory?” to the cast members. Again other than that she was more than happy for me to experiment with different media and techniques and if honest this is the first time I’ve ever creating something for someone else and been extremely proud of my results. Continue reading
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein
Yesterday went absolutely swimmingly while filming Afterthought with Becky and James. Everything went to plan. Everybody looked the part. Everyone had their game face “half on”. It was great fun and something I would definitely consider doing again. Today I have had the opportunity to piece together the short film and reflect it. Continue reading
“To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence” – Quentin Tarantino
Other things that I must take into consideration is opening title and closing sequences. These are designed to set the tone, mood and atmosphere before the short film begins. It also is an insight to what the audience is about to see so should have as much importance as the short film. The closing sequence is also aimed to give credit and a thank you to all those that have helped when creating the short film.
“You think I’m crazy. You should see my friends” 😉 – Me
Today I had arranged with Becky and James (the two most beautiful people in the images above) to test out angles, lighting and the script ready for Tuesday the 9th where we will be filming the real thing.
“No matter whether you believe in luck or chance, the final decision is from yourself” – Stephan Richards
Below are my submissions to the Ideas and Concepts module. Continue reading