During the Final Major Project of my Foundation Art course in Barrow Sixth Form College, I had to produce 10 weeks worth of work. Film was the only medium that I wanted to explore more and challenge myself to: write a script, storyboard, artistically direct, build the set, sew two dresses, shoot over two days and edit a short four-minute film.
During my research for this project, I found that auteur directors such as; Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window) had such an impact in there storytelling with artistic and creative choices that these directors were more recognisable for their personal 'stamp' and memorable styles than others, therefore decided to create a concept company "Auteur Film" for a company of unique filmmakers and talents.
'A Mutant Romance',
Set build designs for an upcoming January shoot.
'In the Moment',
Production design: set dress on location for shoot
In the Moment.
Production design and storyboard I designed for short film: Blossom.
During the shooting and pre-production of 'Inside', I got the opportunity to have the role of Director and Production Designer. During this process, I got to work with Director Ben Salavati and use makeup on our actors to keep up continuity within the film.
Whilst I was on the BFI Academy course, before shooting the film, one task given was to ‘dress the camera’: a budget way of building a set up (rather than renting somewhere), with materials we were provided with the vision to create the aesthetic of old mans living room. We decided as a team to create a messy, lonely, alcoholic, biscuit eater, middle-aged and middle-class male's living room. This was our final look (after 20 minutes of ‘dressing the camera’).