After a stressful few weeks , Haesun and Karina booked a studio and filmed 2 actors to portray our new concept. We felt out old concept about clutter space and chaos was giving us limitations in what to film. So we decided to let go of our pre conceived ideas of what the film should look like and start filming and see what happens.
Below are the screen shots of original footage from this week: (BEFORE EDITING)
We are yet to add sound into it as chloe and I are working on sound and editing of the film. After screening a preview of our film and getting feedback from other class members it became apparent that there was quite a comical side to our film we all over looked. Ella mentioned to look into the film styles of French satirists Jaques Tati and René Goscinny as further research into this can help us reframe our concept and hypotheis to relate more to our film. Is our new concept about less of a research into human movement/interaction, but rather a comical commentary of private people in public spaces?
After talking with ella we all watched the following screen from Mon Oncle by Jaques Tati.
We met up tore-format the order of our project, and what pieces of film we’re going to use. We added in glitches as well as more close up of the models uncomfortable scratching and removed scenes like when the actor tied his shoe up. Chloe and I used instruments to form abstract sounds inspired by Luigi’s work. With the help of a musician we are able to play the bass in and out of tune ass well as exploring working on the drums. We then manipulated these sounds on after effects including speeding up and reversing .
Our final steps –
- Editing the colour aesthetic on after affects,
- making the picture clearer and brighter.
- Place the musical sounds
- perfect Glitches
- Square or rectangle film presentation?
- re format research question and send to ella for approval.
Feedback from class members from our pre screening Below.
Updated – Draft Research Question
Our new Research Question: How can lacuna be visually explored and represented in the context of public human interaction? Gathering stimulation from the film, sound and comedic techniques of 20th century satirists, depict the empty space we see in the learned tension of societal communication.
Answer: Inspired by the works of Charlie Chaplin and Jaques Tati, we’ve decided to use a blank studio space and simplistic props to convey the cautious and stunted nature of strangers interacting. Minimalistic sound and colour, along with static camera angles and no dialogue force the viewer to engage in the awkwardness of the situation. We developed our ideas by viewing human interaction and then choreographing one of our own, dramatizing the rigidity and anxiety seen in our actors’ body language. The box is symbolic of the unspoken gaps between strangers; neither party address, but both are aware it is there.