MONDAY 19TH MARCH SERIES 1 EP#2 ‘Lost In Space’
Hands on production design 101. Is it possible to create alien planets, a dense jungle, city scape or disaster scene in a small room using just a pile of rubbish and torches from the pound shop? We find out…..
7-9pm southlands arts centre
75, the green, west drayton, middlesex. UB7 7PW
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Production design / Lighting / Set design / Art Direction
catching up on gossip Inside the mining truck
The focus of this session was to use brain power over gear to produce a scene for camera set far away from the room we were working in.
Taking on the work of Production design, set design slash Art department slash DOP is common (in my experience) on sets of zero or Micro-budget movie making where ideas are abundant, funds scarce. Small theatre companies and artists working to tight budget restrictions also face making the most of abundant cheap or free materials.
Many experienced practitioners develop an effective way of working within their budget and with resources that are readily available to them. Rather than trying to shoot the worlds next Science Fiction blockbuster a (some would say smart) micro-budget film maker may keep their production simple, current day and concentrate on performance and story.
For this session we will be the dreamers, those who refuse to compromise. Rather than concentrate on the negative, lack of funds, or what we don’t have, we will pool our creative thinking to make something fantastic from what we do have.
Yes we could use a computer but really, where is the fun in that?
a big pile of rubbish including cardboard, cans, paper and an old polaroid camera
it was a slow start.
After much poking about with cardboard, lights and torches, old lego milk bottles and two bags of flour time ticked was ticking by. A shiny silver emergency blanket stood out from the pile of rubbish in front of us… swayed by the session title we headed for somewhere in space.
cockpit of mining vehicle
lighting cockpit of mining vehicle
shiny sliver blanket
ikea drawer insert
We had a , –