Saturday, 18 December 2010

just to prove i have been doing something...

These are a few of the designs I have been working on as artwork for the film's website. The initial images were the first ones I sent to the films producer. For some reason I found it really hard to get started despite loving the brief and the imaginative aspects of the narrative. I think it may be due to the fact that this is work for someone else's project, not just uni work...which definitely makes it all the more nerve racking. I felt the first images were too feminine, which was also mentioned in the feedback I received from the producer. He also suggested re-working the image of the shed itself to add more depth, which was really helpful as this definitely gave me more of a direction to pursue. I went to the allotments and took a few photos of some interesting looking sheds as reference points and have developed a few more designs since. I'm still not particularly happy and can't quite work out why, am struggling to create an image that isn't over-crowding the frame. That however is enough photoshop for one day.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Where Would You Hide?

May have gone little off topic, got slightly carried away with layering and cutting out on photoshop. But this image is a starting point for my narrative project. I have decided to base my narrative around the script for a third year graduate film titled 'The Shed.' The film focuses on the themes of childhood escapism, imagination and denial as the character of 8 year old Neil attempts to come to terms with the fact that his mother is facing a severe illness. In his struggle to understand, Neil sets off in his imagination on a wild space adventure. In terms of creating artwork for the film itself, the brief I've been given relates to focusing on childhood imagination. In terms of the narrative unit I've decided to begin by looking at the themes of escapism and denial (particularly in childhood), in more detail. Consequently prompting the question, 'Where would you hide?'...
The making of a den will commence tomorrow...seeing as first hand research is essential and all.

Wotton House