I spent the last week tearing my hair out trying to come up with two more dream theme ideas. I kept with the child in the industrial building drawing or playing. The last idea I thought of was two elderly people about to have a date.. getting dressed meeting then feeding each other cream buns.
So I had my four dream scenes:
I started experimenting with story boards for each of the dream scenes..
I then thought about props, models, costumes I would need..
But I had hit a brick wall. I had these four dream themes I knew I wanted to create a video, …I thought I could use it as a showcase of my creativity and skills in photography/cinematography. Yes this is good, it would be considered a design brief project… but what is the theory behind it who are the theorists I’m being influenced by? I thought about this question until late last night until my eyes burnt. I just have no narrative, no statement no question to pose… hmm I felt frustrated.
I met with Will on Monday to talk about my project and he suggested that the four ideas are too much, that it would possibly take a year to create a video with all of these models and scenes. He suggested I just use my daughter Eliana as the protagonist, as she is readily available take 1-3 scenes make the project more do-able. Focus in on the fewer scenes really think about the detail.
I liked this idea and felt a bit of relief although I do like to think big.
I still had the problem of a narrative Will and I talked about ideas with Will doing this sketch..
Perhaps I created a little girls nightmare..
Will showed me this video clip by M83 called Midnight City:
This clip shows off Hitchcock style techniques low, high, and skewed camera angles to gain suspense and intrigue.