Project 2- Art Direction

Wasting no time and cracking on with my Project 2 from day one left me enough time to also focus on the backgrounds that I will use and to create my own. There is a lot of advice that we were given by our tutors and it all became useful in the end. For instance: getting in the habit to shoot images in the landscape mode or to use moving image rather than still.

I have learnt a lot more than anticipated. Being a director was a challenge but yet being fully in charge of the project was a huge learning curve. Even though the final is in May I am challenging myself to finish it for the crit day as I want to improve my time management and organisational skills. I know it’s good at the moment but there is always space for improvement. I am glad that I have managed to organise and finish the shoot in the day as editing is the hardest part. As a beginner Youtube is my tutor.

Choosing to use a puppet I knew it was inevitable to have to ask for help. Having to take loads of pictures of the puppet in different positions was a bit of a yoga exercise and a lot of stretching.

Having a detailed storyboard was a huge help too as I could refer back to it all the time and it kept me more organised.

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Homemade studio.

I never knew that I would be looking for creepy alleyways where I can take good shots. It was refreshing to walk around with your eyes wide open and noticing things I haven’t noticed before. I like the fact that my tutor trusts me knowing I won’t just go to the pub instead or go home. When I found a good spot near the Spitalfields Farm my camera battery decided to die and my phone too. I don’t give up easily so I will return there.

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Hanbury Street

 

Teenage bedroom made from scratch

Creating my own bedroom was pure fun. For the posters I have used only one magazine “timed out” all the rest is years of me being a huge fun of miniatures and collecting everything I like. No, I am not a hoarder.

Who would have thought that I will spend a night having a party in the cardboard box.

 

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I must say that the work I have put it was hard but this is the type of hard work that I do not mind. I have not complained a bit and the amount of ideas that came out while shooting was incredible.

Stills from the video

Creating static effect in Adobe After Effects. Thank you Youtube.

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Trying to make him drink was a hard part but my problem solving skills proved to be really good.

Link to the finished piece:

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