DON’T THEY LOOK FUNNY?
OK , SO THEY HAD TO BE “SAVED FOR WEB” – NOT A GOOD LOOK!
BUT THEY ARE MY SUCCESSFUL IMAGES FROM MY ONLINE LIBRARY
AND I AM SO CHUFFED THEY FINALLY GOT ACCEPTED I JUST HAD TO SHOW!
That’s my Professional Studies module back on track. Now back to my Cinematic Project – am I ever having trouble with that module! ( my daughter says I throw in far too many explanation marks in my Blog posts, but heh, I really felt that one).
Here is the thing. The first part of our cinematic project was difficult but great fun technically and the criteria not too difficult to grasp. My “flashy” post regarding that task is yet to be written as, if you’ve been following my Blog, you will know that the images I want to include, learning to balance light with flash, are somewhere offshore on my husband’s camera. Anyway, here is the jist of this cinematic module.
We had to choose a film which we could connect with, emotionally and visually. After considering Harry Potter – yep – told you I’m not mature at all – I finally chose Fairy Tale – A True Story. Very Mature! Now for all you camera lovers, please believe me, it was a really mature choice. In the early 1900’s, two little girls, aged 9 & 11, took some photos of “fairies”. The fact is, the images are still being debated today! I chose three screen shots and mimicked them as best I could for their narrative, aesthetic and ambiance but now I have to follow that with six final images which meet a different criteria :
- have to have some totally relevant link to my initial work on the film, (and not just technical), but they
- mustn’t be too literal,
- need to be inspired by two thoroughly researched photographers (preferably one contemporary and one
- need to reflect my learning in contextual studies, (the art history and very
deep and meaningfulacademic module of our degree-I don’t really mean that tease, as up until now I love it) and
- really need to “say something thought provoking”
How’s that for a “starter for ten” as they say? Now I do actually want all of my images to say something but I am finding it a tall order for them to say something that meets all the above criteria. I am now going to meditate on it, do a mind map – mm, honestly, and try to come up with a miracle proposition that will be accepted by our tutors. Thanks for listening to my long drawn out
waffle, deep and interesting revelations about my photography degree. I shall leave you with my favourite mimicked image from Fairy Tale, where the reporter is breaking in to look for the TRUTH.