Members in group: Qaiser Raza, Hodefa, Ajmal and David.
I absolutely love and enjoyed working on this brief; I could really relate to the experience and emotions that were sought in my research and pieces (experimental and final).
With the realisation that I had to keep three constant elements (people, emotions and film) within my work I started with my children. I asked them about their experience of the cinema; favourite genre of film and how they felt when they saw them. I filmed them and placed emphasis/focus on their faces. This was so I could clearly capture the emotions whilst they were talking about their experience/feelings. From this experiment I acquired the ‘love it’ strapline and used it in subsequent experiments.
As a group we first experimented with Green Screen. I wanted to further refine and contextualised my experiments and therefore decided to include clips of favourite/popular films via green screen. Green card was held by ‘cinemagoers’ and they used the ‘love it’ strapline to describe and portray an experience of enjoyments and happiness. Although it was fairly difficult to express the correct emotion, the experiment was really effective because it was as though the Green Screen was in actual fact a cinema screen.
To overcome and troubleshoot the issue of facial expression, we decided to replace the ‘people’ aspect with silhouettes and movement. We experimented with silhouettes and I particularly liked the collage of film posters being worn as clothes by the silhouette figures. By using this I wanted to portray how film can become a part of us and embed within our existence. Again the silhouettes, through movements and gestures, expressed an emotion of happiness, enjoyment and unrest/confusion/upset.
Through colourful, enjoyable and positive experiences of 3d and 4d cinema, I really wanted to include the concept of colour in my piece. Through research I found it extremely interesting how colour can be linked with the moods and emotions we experience. I used colour in my experiments and likened to the colours seen on the cinema screen. I found to this to be very relevant and effective, not to mention appealing to the eye.
From personal experiences and the realisation of how film can influence my children and us as adults, I studied into the idea of reflection and how film allows us to think about ourselves and existence. I found lots of interesting link on the internet about cinema being more than a mere entertainment medium. Instead is has proved to be a medium of social work.
All our practical experiments were done together as groups. Once we were satisfies with these we decided to stem our own final pieces from our finding.
I am very pleased with my final piece. I have acquired some excellent and relevant music. I have used colour, movement, emotion and people and this is exactly what I had set out to do.
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