I have read through the brief given and have come to a conclusion on, which photo I have decided to use for my miseenscene. The Photograph is called Timothy House, and was taken by Photographer George Plemper, during February 2008. I was led to deciding to take on this image as my final piece, due to the following factors; the first thing I like about the image was the tower blocks, I think they could contribute to the storyline and also a majority of the filming. The pathways also compelled me, as there is a clear route for a journey to be taking during my film, which gives me a variety of options on what can take place in my storyline and I will also able to make changes to the direction of my filming. The aspect of this image that I think consider most useful for storytelling is the atmospheric environment, I think this will contribute to the mood of the story and also help me decide what sort of approach I should take within the scenes. I want my film to significantly be similar to the image I have selected, luckily there are no major objects or people included in the photograph, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to mimic the footage; this also enables me to add my own features to my film without drastically tainting the image. I thought it would be wise to look at examples of existing work, which displayed the idea I was trying to get portray in my own work; there is an artist/photographer known as Derek Blank who displays excellent alto ego portraits, which combine two different, but similar photographs into one single photo. The techniques he uses are very effective and actually appear as one image rather than two. Some of the same techniques that he has used can be applied to my own short film; I could combine two separate, but similar shots and merge them together to create the illusion of one image; some of his images have been uploaded to my Facebook. Today I went to the location where my image was taken, which was Timothy House, in Yarnton Way and I began filming my footage, fortunately all footage was film and hopefully, when it comes to editing everything should fall into place, some of the angles and shots that I wanted take, were not possible because of the architecture of the estates although, I replaced them with similar shots, which hopefully will come across as just as effective once my footage has been edited together. I was browsing the internet looking for films, which displayed footage or shots within council estates similar to the image I have selected to base my film on and the closest one that I found, which had useful scenes was Attack The Block, which was directed by Joe Cornish; this film shows good use of a range of shots within and around council estates and also has scenes, which I imagined myself filming similarly, hopefully this film will help me decide on what shots will work more effectively for the estate location that I am filming and help me understands, which shots work better for the approach I am trying to project. I had my class review today, which went fairly well, my footage was shown to the class and constructive criticism was given to me on how it could be improved, for starters the image was set in winter therefore no trees would have leaves, also the lighting is dim so I would
have to apply these qualities by refilming my footage then using various tools in final cut to match the lighting and atmosphere to my images appearance. Unfortunately I was unable to collect a camera to record new footage, which means that I will have to use my preexisting footage to edit my short film together, although there may be some characteristics, which may differentiate from the original image I selected, I will try my best to use techniques to prevent these parts from being seen. Script: This scene will start off with my actor walking down the ramps in the council estates, where he will see an unknown character, who will appear similar to him, the actor will the show a slight sense of shock and take a few steps back, whilst the unknown character will run down the flight of stairs, out of curiosity my actor will then quickly chase after him, trying to find out, who he is. As the actor runs down the stairs, in search of the mystery person (who is standing under a bridge nearby), as he gains close proximity, but just misses him as he turns into the bridge himself; still ambitious in his search, the actor passes through the bridge and runs in search of the mystery being, which he does find. As he leaves the bridge and reaches an abandoned garage he sees the unknown person at a slightly far distance, and out of curiosity, the actor begins to slowly approach the mystery person and he get close the mystery person turns around and, the actor see’s a similar, but disturbingly different person from himself.