Joe showed us this video at one of our Tuesday evening screenings last term. I think it could be inspiring for my Children’s Society project because, like this video, mine is of just one action. This person is eating an ice cream and mine is brushing its teeth. Even within such a short film and such a simple narrative, suspense it built through repetition and the gradual process of getting closer to the ice cream. I talked to Kevin about the structure of my story and we thought, even in the minute, I could start showing the decline, then build some hope and then deteriorate further.
I also like how, in Stammer, they switch to a shot of a fan to create a sense of time passing and to make the shots slightly more dynamic than just the one view. I also like how the character is placed and need to consider how to interestingly place my characters.
This week we are putting together an animatic for our short film. I am going to try and start by planning the different stages of the film in relation to the words and what I want to get across in those stages and then look at camera angles etc.
Here are a few of my first ideas for my film.
The whole film is someone brushing their teeth. It is essentially about one decline, the decline which happens to a person when they go missing. I need to figure out how I am going to portray that in the acting of the character through their body language, facial expressions and through the camera angles.
A few things I have noticed recently that people do when they are
Helen Frankenthaler’s work is really fluid and soft and maybe I can try and incorporate some of that into my work. I would like it to have a fluidity to it which will emphasise the repetition of the every day activity which begins to be a struggle. The drawings above are in water colour and I was hoping to get that sort of texture in Tv Paint.
There are some Hokusai drawings of people doing every day activities and also some more abstract images that could be inspiring for if I show the water in the sink, which I am planning to do.
Here are some music videos I’ve found inspiring recently:
Amber Vittoria’s illustrations, passed onto me by Ines, use colour boldy and I really enjoy her under water scenes.
I made a poster move for some friends of mine.https://vimeo.com/216391806
I am working on a hand drawn gif and it is taking a lot longer than I thought so here is a still for now.