Jan 30, 2010

Old Film School Slides: Vol. 4

This is the last of the film school slide volumes. Look over the images once more and think to yourself about what the story or scene behind them might be and share it if you like.  As I've expressed, this is a great exercise for a variety of technically based (film experience related) reasons, but it's also just a great way to wake up your brain.

#11 - Truck
Old truck with Saskatchewan plates, what's the owner like or where is he or she?

#6 - Waffle Ceiling
Mad Men office space or space office for mad men?

#1 - Window
Sask. Legislature, maybe a stately home even, who's inside?

#16 - Papers
A million old stories, a lost message, stacks of old observations . . . find something.

Jan 29, 2010

Old Film School Slides: Vol. 3

And we continue with my film school still frame exercise. What's the story behind these images? What kind of movie would these be from? What's the scene? Do they connect with one another somehow? These were all things we were asked when assigned this project back in the introductory class to the film program. I may have taken the images, but the beauty of the project is that they are what you make of them.

#10 - Alley Building
Lens flares, over-exposed, a back alley entrance - quirky address or seedy meeting place.

#14 - Government House
Historic home, government grounds, modern day or early 20th century?

#7 - Caution
Foreshadowing. What's going on here - crime scene, painting, leaky roof?

#15 - Tree Lined Road
Drive to a hospital or prison in the country - a stately manor perhaps?

Jan 28, 2010

Old Film School Slides: Vol. 2

In continuation of the images I posted yesterday, here are several more slides from the same film school photography assignment.  Several of these images were never used in class, so coming across them again after years in a box has me redefining their meaning.  The idea behind the project was to consider possible scenes or stories related to the image, as though it was a still frame from a feature film.  What do you see?

#2 - Pentax
My friend Ward. Shooting each others portrait at the same time - what happened to the picture of me I wonder?

#8 - Fountain
Dimly lit, beads of water collecting - someone else was just here.

#5 - Bowling Alley
A time gone by, abandoned, nostalgic, what's inside?

#9 - Utility Closet
Shades of yellow and orange, full shelves, hidden supplies, someones collection.