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Manifesto

 

We wanted to have a profession studio finish on our ‘Who I am’ project, so it was essential we used a blacked out room so that we have full control on where the light hits, This means we can manipulate what the audience see’s. The LED’S that we booked out gave a metallic light whereas the (red heads) gives more of a warm saturated colour and that gave us a chance to play with the emotions we wanted to represent. With the camera we created lens flares because it looks beautiful and this correlated with the theme of the poem of not knowing yourself but slowly finding more and more about your identity which is a beautiful thing.

Some problems that was apparent was the fact that in the studio room has white plastic going through the middle of the whole room, which was annoying because it took away from our professional look we wanted. This made us realize that next time we have to go on a rekey first to deduce if the room is suitable and find ways to fix the problem before the actual day of the shoot so we aren’t wasting time on the day which is what we did.

However, we overcame the problem at first we tried to cover it with our black jumpers but it kept dropping off so in the end we just decided to crop it of in the postproduction.

A slider was used in parts of the shoot to give the video a bit of movement as if it was static the whole way through it would be extremely boring. After watching through I can see that there is so much room for improvement because of so many little aspects that effect the video as a whole preventing it in being the standard we would like. For example the poetry I feel is better read in your head rather than read out loud so next time we have to think more carefully to when we write a script to be said. Overall it was successful as we produced a piece of work which will enable to be better in future projects.

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People to people (Rough Idea’s)

These are freedom fighters during the fight for independence singing and dancing. What I wanted to to focus on with people to people is what it means being a musician throughout the struggle for independence.Even though we would be talking to the individual, the man himself would be representing a much bigger purpose. A musician at that time will be giving hope and a form of happiness to those thousands of people who really need it because of the fighting and constant loss of the loved ones around them.

Also these weren’t just Musicians, they were also fighters doing both professions at the same time and even now they are still seen as heroes.They may live in England right now and none to nobody but back in Eritrea they are idolized and respected dearly.

 

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Manifesto Idea’s

My Idea for this project is to understand the meaning of culture, what it also means to be a first generation and having to embrace both your parents culture merged with British culture and how it plays a part in that persons identity.

Highlighting the fact that everybody is different because of what they are exposed to and the environment they surround.

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On example I will mention is the contrast of the style of clothes, Also what they both mean to my Character and how she need both to co-exist in order to be happy.

I will also compare, food aspects of culture, dance and the ideals of society incorporating the contrast in morals but also the similarities and knowing how to code switch when amongst various people.