The three tasks so far have focussed on technical skills and application thereof. We have focussed this week on storytelling through bodies of work (the books and the movie) through technical application (the lighting workshops that turned into scene setting with actors and scripts) and by discussing “Why?” in tutorial.
Your final task is to build on this and make it your own. You will re-visit the “Human Presence” theme using all of the skills and techniques discussed and explored. You will previsualise your images and tell a story, that narrative will include an environment both populated and empty, detail studies and images of people, it will have a beginning a middle and an end, you will consider pace and flow, tension and resolution.
The amount and nature of the piece will reflect one month’s work (a significant chunk of time we expect a significant piece of work).
In terms of telling a story through my images, I thought music would give me inspiration. The rock melodies played in the places I’ve been documenting would be good to feature alongside and will also help me conjure up a story. Here are a few songs I feel could be quite interesting and have got me previsualising imagery and story lines.