The group’s concept has been confirmed, roles allocated, statement selected and meetings prepared. We have decided to retain our concept, “Fire” but adopted a new persona, “Femme Fatale”. Our videos will be reminiscent of the film noir and neo-noir genre using techniques such as venetian blinds, hard lighting, German Expressionist shots eg dutch angle & skewed shots, jazz, staircases, voice over narration, flashbacks, era specific, cigarettes, smoke, fog, frosted glass that are evident in these films. Drawing upon these elements our k-film will immediately establish a pattern, rhythm and understandable form. Moreover, each of our clips will be shot in black and white, attempting to use long takes and a stable camera to reflect nature of our sleek and attractive persona.
The group will hold two meetings each week. Monday will be a somewhat serious meeting where minutes will be taken whereas Thursday’s meeting will take place over coffee. We have also established a Facebook group to document visual ideas and changes to meeting plans. A Dropbox folder has been created to share videos and thumbnails whilst Google docs will hold the group’s essay contributions.
As for our statement, we have decided to write on the first option: “The concept of ‘work’ and ‘text’ provides a way to think about the possible differences between traditional film and video, and the possibilities that a k-film offers’. Given we are drawing upon a traditional Classical Hollywood genre of film (film noir) we thought that this statement would be most applicable to draw on the differences between classical narrative and the k-film. Obviously this needs further looking into but there is no doubt a connection here.
Our collaboration is primarily group based however three specific tasks have been allocated to individual group members but overall all work needs to be brought to the group’s attention to discuss.