Major Film Unit. W.T Like Mother, Like Daughter. A short documentary film that explores the realms of tragedy within a family unit, as a couple and their granddaughter share their story and memories of an incredibly influential figure they lost but will never forget.
A short documentary film that explores the realms of tragedy within a family unit, as a couple and their granddaughter share their story and memories of an incredibly influential figure they lost but will never forget.
This film tells the inspiring story of how a family keep the memory of their loved one alive , and shares an experience that so many people can relate two. This special, personal insight into a home surrounded by several issues provides an honest recollection of the past and present. It also presents how important family support is.
Wasp, Andrea Arnold
Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold
The cinematography in Andrea Arnold’s work is inspiring and I aim to achieve the gritty, washed out visual style within my own film. I will use lighting to establish the mood and sensitivity as the story unfolds. I have taken on this role in a number of films I have previously worked on so I will use the technical skills I have learnt, including exposure in particular within my film. I have decided to film using a tripod with only a few hand-held shots, as this has resulted in unstable shots in the past. In my research unit feedback I was complemented on my use of texture in close-up shots in particular that mirrors that of my influences so I will strive to achieve once again within this film. I was also told that I need to do more practice based research with light sources to reveal tonal qualities and atmospheres of the aesthetics within the film, therefore I have been experimenting with different light sources and will visit the location prior to filming to see what lighting and space I have to work with.
During post- production the structure of the film will be massively important. I am still unsure as to how I am going to establish the story; from which person’s perspective so this will be something I decide during editing. I want the film to be quite slow-placed, with a poetic style achieved by the structure and shot composition. I have several ideas of shots I want to include but still need to decide on establishing shots, however this will be decided during filming.
Sound will be an important aspect to my film as it will contribute to the mood, therefore I am thinking of just using the diegetic sounds and the dialogue. I don’t want to include any musical sound as I think this will be more effective emotionally.
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