This is the final outcome of my portrait shot. I’m pretty happy with it. Since I was creating a cold feeling, I didn’t want to many shadows present. Maybe a few on the dress to give it definition and also you can’t escape slight shadows even in a cold wooded area =].
Though I thought I would have done something a little more extravagant, maybe with the make-up, but I think the simplicity works here.
Also in the final poster I will be making her more pale and less colourful. Washed out possibly.
Since I missed my time slot to shoot, I don’t know what I should do. So to be on the safe side I set up a make shift studio and carried on with my work.
Here are some shots I was able to get, I have not edited them at all. I liked the one on the right more so decided to work with that one and I sent my print away on the saturday. Now looking at the images I think I prefer the one of her holding her hand out. I suppose it would have fitted better with the creepy side I am trying to convoy.
(A girl with no shoes on in the cold woods in a blue dress, holding out her hand to beckon you towards her) See now that seems a little better than, just a child standing there with their hands clasped. Hmm not so chuffed with my choice, but I think they both work so I can live with it, for now!
So as I had a bit of a miss-hap the other day. It has made me re-think my poster once again. I’m having to find a new model (easy enough, my sister). Also I have to change roughly my idea. I am using aspects of the Red-Riding Hood poster, such as the background, but I am creating it in a way that it makes it seem cold. I found this image and thought it was a great idea. The coldness of it will go well with my sisters skin.
What I was thinking of doing was shooting a similar image to this (minus the floating skull things) and placing Ryah in a pale blue dress, barefooted and having her face emotionless, just staring into the camera. I was also thinking of blending her slightly into the background. Just need to think of a film name now.
Sadly the week I was due to shoot in the studio at college, my model the night before decided she didn’t want to participate, and sadly I could not find anyone to fill in for me at such short notice.
I know things like this happen out in the real world, but you never think it is going to happen to you. This experience has just taught me that I should have back ups for anything that is time framed that I have going on. Lesson well learnt.
Though I have to admit that I was gutted about this since we are allocated a certain time to shoot in studio and I ended up missing it.
I was watching X-factor the other night and saw the make up that “Little Mix” had been sporting. Wow I feel in love with it and thought I would share. This really makes me want to re-create a similar look and maybe make an “evil” doll poster (still within the fairy tale route). Kind of like the Chucky films I suppose, but sweeter.(though they aren’t fairy tale material.)
Here’s what the make-up looked like. I just thought I would share this, as it has made me think of many ideas for the future projects/ maybe a film poster idea to go back to.
I’m still sticking to the Red-Riding Hood idea.
Props I shall be using, a minimal white dress, which wont be that hard to find, and luckily my new model has a red hooded-cape from last year at Halloween, so that is very handy. Since I will be shooting in a studio, I won’t get the natural breeze blowing the cape as seen in this poster. So I have been thinking about using either the fan that is situated in the college or maybe bringing in some hairdryers. I’ll bring the hairdryers just incase.
Make up: Well this doesn’t show much of the face, and the fact I want to show the subjects eyes makes me think of maybe whitening her face a little and darkening the area around her eyes. The subject I shall be using has very blue eyes, so the darkness of the make up will hopefully contrast against her eyes and make them stand out considerably.
I have found someone to be my subject and I have also changed my mind on what I will be doing. I was thinking about the gruesome truths behind each Disney film such as Snow-white. Which made me think of recreating a Disney film but in a more sinister way.
This line of thought then lead me to thinking about other fairy tales so I decided to search for fairy tales retold and came across this film poster.
I love it, it’s dark and sinister. It’s a contrast on what most people may think I would have probably produced due to my bubbly nature, but this I love!
The only criticism I have for this shot is that it is far too grainy, though this I can change and make my own. I think I would also like the eyes to be seen more, though I do understand why they are like that in this poster.
The problem I now have is, where am I going to shoot the background to roughly match the film poster of my choice. How am I going or even what am I going to add in the background.
However the biggest problem/task is to find someone to model for me, as 99% of my friends aren’t willing to take up the challenge (Camera shy I think is the best term)
3: This one I liked because of the effect across the subjects face. If I was to recreate this image I would add things into the background, but make is very subtle. I think this is one to consider very much so. Yes I think I will plan to recreate this poster
2: I liked this one as I like the dramatic and powerful atmosphere it creates. Though I am not looking to have more than 1 person. This will be a backup plan just incase I change my mind. Also trying to fin someone to pose in their underwear (or short shorts) would be hard. Getting two separate images so I can have a reflection in the mirror so I actually becomes a mirror. I actually think this would be fun to shoot/create, something to keep in mind for any future projects I may have in mind.