Over the past year I have re-created a scene from the film ‘Submarine,’ made a short film called ‘The Great Escape,’ created an experimental short film called ‘Who Am I?,’ completely reconstructed the audio for a scene the Danish TV series ‘Heartless,’ and much more. Because of all of these past projects, I was able to understand my strengths and weaknesses and use this knowledge to figure out what I want to do for my FMP; I know one of my weaknesses is script writing, so I want to push myself and include dialogue in my short film. On the other hand, I know I have strengths with cinematography so I want to make the visual aspect of my film a big factor in the project.
For my FMP, I plan to make a short film about a teen rivalry that gets taken to far. The film will be a dark thriller, but it will also be full of colour amongst the shadows; I want to use red and blue light to represent different characters and to bring another dimension to my film. This is partly inspired by the work of Nicolas Winding Refn, who’s work I will be researching. I will also be researching Bryan Elsley who co-created the British TV series ‘Skins’ as it fits in nicely with ‘teen angst’ theme of my short film. As well as researching practitioners, I will also be researching crime statistics amongst teenagers, including gun crime.
For the making of my film, I am going to need colour changing lights, a dark outside location (as I plan to shoot a scene where I use break lights as my main source of light), a DSLR camera, audio recording equipment and a tripod, among other things.
For the evaluation process, I will write an evaluation at the end of each section of the project as a short analysis on my progress so far. At the end of the project, I will write a long evaluation looking back at the work I have done and critiquing everything I have done so that I can improve my work in the next project. I will include changes and decision making in the evaluations at the end of each section.