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Short film; Baby

31 Oct

This is a short film that my group and I created for our film and video unit. I chose to write a script, opposed to choosing an already existing script because I thought I could write a better one, and I wanted to secure my role as the director of the piece. I wrote the script for ‘Baby’ whilst stuck in bad traffic on the way to work. I feel a very strong connection with the script as it is loosely based on real life events, I was anxious to ensure that I enlisted the write people to collaborate with so my vision could be properly realised.  After promoting my script to the class I was able to hand pick my teammates and created a six person team that I was happy with. As a team I am very happy with how we handled and executed the film and cant give very body who was involved enough praise.

A link to the (nearly) finished short film can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSUiyufe51I

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Photo pastiche: channelling David Lachapelle

31 Oct

LaChapelle is known for his exceptional talent in combining unique hyper-realistic images and use of bright and bold colours. His pictures also tend to carry a social theme or message. I relate strongly to his work, and chose to use his style as my inspiration. For this particular Image I brought a flat pack doll house model and furniture and erected, painted and designed it to replicate a little girls room. I photographed the house model, the tiny rocking horse and the model under the same lighting conditions then superimposed them together in post production. The final image is meant to comment on the simplicity of a child’s life, and how young minds can find such joy in basic tasks. Their whole world is magical and their imaginations are limitless. The oversize lollypop the model clasps is to signify how children can be spoilt and the lack of resistance parents have when it comes to giving their child everything they want. I styled my model with pigtails, tutu, corset and thigh high stockings, crossing the boundaries of sexy and innocent. These styling choices are meant to represent the sexualisation of children as they are exposed to adult themes ant an increasingly younger age through current media such as magazine and video clips. The desire (or pressure) for children to grow up too fast has never been more evident than now.

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Movie Poster: ‘Baby’

31 Oct

Movie Poster: 'Baby'

This is a poster I made for an assignment for my advanced Digital Photomedia class. This photo manipulation assignment was basically an open brief, I chose to make a poster to promote my movie, and to give to my cast and crew as a moment. I used Images that where taken during the production of my short film ‘Baby’ as wanted the poster to be a true representation of the film. This was my second attempt of this poster, the first attempt failed to impress my lecture James Simmons. He found it to be too ‘cheesy’ and ‘done before’. I challenged myself to be more creative with my approach and this is what I came up with. I am very pleased with my efforts and how it turned out.