A remake of Wings of Desire (1987)
A fun exercise leading up to our final assessment, it was interesting to try and recreate a scene without the right setting and props. Something we now have to deal with, also we will have to pay more attention to detail in regards to framing and where to cut the shots. Thanks to Lucy for editing this.
Here’s the sequence which my group is doing our shot for shot remake. Trainspotting! I’m very excited about this task. At first after watching the scene I thought it would be quite challenging, but so far our group has managed to overcome all but one obstacle. We need a Diane.
Our roles at the moment are somewhat undefined as we haven’t started shooting yet and have each brought something to the film. But so far as to my role, I feel like I have become the production manager/ producer.
So far I have been negotiating with our actor, a friend of mine who I went to school with and is currently studying acting. I sourced some lights and a smoke machine which will make Tim’s warehouse apartment seem even more like a club and I will be providing my car (1986 BMW) as a sort of “luxury” cab replacement for a black cab.
Of course being in pre-production there is still so much to do. Most importantly find an actress so we can start filming as soon as possible.
I think possibly our most difficult shots to film will the the cab scene. Where we have Diane leaving the door open, and because of the cab, we are able to see her legs crossed and waiting, which I think is beautiful framing and it will be a shame if we can’t match that. There’s also the fact we have to film a make out scene in a moving car but so far we have managed some creative solutions.
So far on my things to do list is getting together our production bible, getting a kitty together for our shoot to provide our actors with food and bevs and printing out the script.
My edit of week 9’s lighting exercise. Took a while to get done because I asked a friend, James Ellercamp, to write some music for me since I couldn’t find any that I liked.
I got a bit silly too. Naming it Turbo Lights in reference to the recent racing Snail movie. I appreciate my humour.
My group was Meg, Cam, Ryan, and Lucy
My script for 2065
A possible adaption for the upcoming assessment.
Tarantino of course, who doesn’t recognise this scene?
I think this scene is deceptively easy, we have close ups and mid shots, wide shots, the framing may be difficult if we cannot get an open set somewhat like this. The mise-en-scene of a homely affluence may be difficult to pull off but there are only two actors which is a plus. But again, it may be difficult to find actors who won’t over act the scene. But I love this speech its elegant and psychotic and really sums up the character that’s been alluded to all along. It’s a sophisticated scene to try and adapt shot for shot but it could be fun.
Crude beginnings of a script for my next assessment. New idea which I’m not sure is substantial enough or whether it will work with only 10 lines of dialogue.
Socially awkward teen gets into a really confronting situation on a train after wiping his bloody nose on another man from lack of tissues and of quiet revenge. Only it is not so quiet when he’s caught by another passenger who very publicly outs him.
Recent design task for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
The brief was to use 3 abstract images to represent a chosen word I chose “collaborate” and tried to focus on the principals of unity to create my representation.
Each shape represents a different discipline from FASS, each navigate the path provided by FASS (represented by the brand colour orange). The left and right images come together as a whole in the centre image to create unity.
This is a webseries I’ve been watching lately. They rarely go over 90 secs. It doesn’t exactly abide by the rules but in this example dialogue is secondary to the needs of the protagonist and her human need to poop discretely.
Here’s another example of a short film that fits the rules discussed in the lecture. There’s minimal dialogue but the story is intense, and begins and ends at the right time.