Saturday, May 12, 2007

What's this peice of crap? This scratchy little sketch is the result of about 5 days of looking through stacks of books at the library, mostly on Dutch painting, and theatre set design. Doesn't look like much, but it represents how i've finally decided to approach the sets/camera framing for this project. The lighting is going to look like Vermeer and Caravaggio; both these painters' lighting resembles theatre lighting. I.e., i'm going to make my frames look painterly and staged, like you're watching a play. This is going to mean that i'm going to be favouring the flat front-view shots, and designing my sets (more like backgrounds) in such a way that I can zoom in to many different parts and find good compositions therein. Less of the 180 degree back and forth cuts.

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