Evaluation

Throughout this project, I found the most challenging part is to plan the scenes as I have spent a lot of time thinking how I should covey meanings on each scenes and also because it needs to match the pace and the beat of the music which makes the task more difficult. Also, because I did the film by myself, it allows me to learn what kind of things different job roles need to do in TV and film industry, but I found it quite challenging at the same time as it is my first time making a film. This project allows me to learn how to edit videos which I think is very useful for the future and I enjoy editing my film although it is a long process. The editing part is my favourite throughout the project as for my fashion film, it involves a lot of editing skills and I have experimented with the effects on Premiere and also After Effects which I’m happy that I have learnt how to use both video editing program.

At the beginning, I was worried about the project as we need to produce a fashion film, but after I have asked the staff questions about the technical side of the filming process such as how to set up the lighting, it helps me a lot for making my film. This project let me understand the importance of continuity in TV and Film Industry and also builds up my make-up and hair application skills. It also develops my creativity as we can choose what theme we doing for this topic. After the practices of my make-up and hair design for the continuity assessment, my skills have improved as at first, I was struggling with the eyeliner, but then I managed to draw the eyeliner better and quicker.

By understanding more about the topic which I have chosen,Op Art, I have researched different sources of materials such as books, internet, films, etc, and it helps me to develop ideas for my film. Although at first, I’m lack of inspirations to plan the scenes and I was struggled a bit, but then through the amounts of research that I’ve done later on, it allows me to develop my ideas better and have made improvements for my film.

During the process of the developments for my project, I have faced difficulties such as studio booking as I also need to consider when my model is free as well and the booking sheet of the studio is always full. But I have overcome this difficulty by managed to shoot all the scenes in one day and the storyboards definitely helps me a lot and fasten the shooting process. This makes me understand that organisation in film making is very important.

In conclusion, I’m pleased with the outcome of my fashion film and I’m happy that I have learnt a lot in this unit, not only in make-up and hair, but also the technical skills and understanding the situations of being a filmmaker.

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Bibliography

Books:

  • Baan, Els de., (2007).Fashion and accessories. Published by ArtEZ-Press.
  • Barsam, R.(2010). Looking At Movies: An Introduction To Film. Third Edition. W.W Norton & Company, Inc. 
  • Cassity, B., Levaren, M. (2005) The ’60s For Dummies. Published by Wiley Publishing , Inc.
  • Corson R., Norcross B., Glavan J.(2010). Stage Makeup. Tenth edition. Publisher: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Conway, J. (2004). Make-up artistry for professional qualifications. Heinemann Educational Publishers.
  • Friedman, L., Desser, D., Kozloff, S., Nochimson, M., Prince, S. (2014) An Introduction To Film Genres. Published by W.W.Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Follin, F. (2004). Embodied Visions: Bridget Riley, Op Art And The Sixties. Published by Thames & Hudson.
  • Kehoe, V. (c1991). Special Make-up Effects. Focal Press.
  • Roza, G. (2005). An Optical Artist: Exploring Patterns & Symmetry. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Rycroft, S., (2011).Swinging City: A Cultural Geography of London 1950-1974. Published by Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Street, S.(2001). Costume And Cinema: Dress Codes In Popular Film. Published by Columbia University Press.

Films/ Tv Shows:

  • Autumn/Winter 2009 by Ruth Hogben
  • ASOSMenswear. (2015). ASOS Autumn/ WInter 2015 Lookbook | Guys & Girls.
  • Agent Provocateur. (2013). Agent Provocateur: Control Yourself.
  • Besson, L. (1997). The Fifth Element.
  • Bourdin, G. (2010). Fashion Films 5.
  • Burton, T. (1990).Edward Scissorhands.
  • billysscreeningroom2. (2013).FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT FILMS – GEORGE DELERUE – “LE DENIER METRO”.
  • CielaEMalto (2008). Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffanys.
  • cosstores. (2014). The Sound of COS.
  • DyE ft. Egyptian Lover. (2014). She’s Bad
  • Datta, B. (2007). Philip Glass – Koyaanisqatsi.
  • expolounge. (2010). Basic Black, 1967
  • Fellini, F. (1963). 8 1/2.
  • Gorillaz. (2010). Gorillaz – Dirty Harry (Animatic) (HD)
  • Ha, F. (2013).  Music and visuals.
  • HORRORWORLD1. (2012). HALLOWEEN 1978 CLASSIC THEME SONG.
  • Hitchcock, A. (1960). Psycho
  • Imperial Bologna. (2013).OP TRIBUTE- THE IMPERIAL FASHION SHORT MOVIE -Spring Summer 2013.
  • Kleiser, R. (1978). Grease.
  • L2inc. (2015). Google’s Latest Victim.
  • Louisiana Channel (2015). Yayoi Kusama: Earth is a Polka Dot.
  • Miu Miu. (2011). Lucretia Martel. Muta
  • Nolan, C. (2010). Inception
  • NOWNESS. (2014). Beauty in Motion: The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld- NOWNESS.
  • Prada. (2012). A Therapy
  • Public Doman Footage. (2012). Paris Fall Fashions 1960’s Newsreel PublicDomainFootage.com
  • Richet, J. (2008). Mesrine Killer Instinct (Part 1)
  • Scott, R. (1982). Blade Runner.
  • Showstudio. (2015). Thoughts on Fashion Film – Nick Knight.
  • Showstudio. (2009). Portent.
  • Showstudio. (2010). Gareth Pugh S/S 2011 presented by SHOWstudio.com
  • Showstudio. (2009). SHOWstudio: Gareth Pugh 
  • Sodeoka, Y. (2015). Somewhere — Sekuioa.
  • Sodeoka, Y. (2008). Covert Hypnosis in Politics.
  • Sodeoka, Y. (2012). Elephant — Tame Impala.
  • SMTOWN. (2015). 에프엑스_4 Walls_Music Video.
  • Stajic, Z. (2010). Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Stuck In The Middle With You.. 
  • Taylor, A. (2015). Terminator Genisys.
  • Tate. (2012). Yayoi Kusama.
  • Tykwer, T. (1998). Run Lola Run
  • The WelleszCompany. (2011). Erik Satie/René Clair: Entr’Acte (1924).
  • UK-cosmetics. (2010). DING DONG AVON CALLING 1962.
  • vanzee beauty. (2015). 5 Steps to Start Your Beauty Detox.
  • Yalkut, J. (1967). Kusama’s Self- Obliteration.
  • zannal. (2013). Popol Vuh – Nosferatu:The Vampyre (extract) (1979).
  • Zwick, E. (2003). The Last Samurai.

Music:

  • DepartmentSoundz. (2010). Max Cooper- Wasp (Traum Schallplatten)

Websites:

My Final Fashion Film

After I have done rough cut 2, I have experimented more the editing effects and putting the scenes in the right beat to combine with the music which allows me to develop my ideas further. I have learnt from rough cut 2 that what I should do when I’m filming and to be aware of the framing when capturing the scene. I have improved compare to rough cut 2 and I’m pleased with the final result of my film.On below is the finishing product of my fashion film. 🙂

Genre for my fashion film

Science Fiction:

Special Effects are one of the features in science fiction genre and it is especially crucial in the silent era of the cinema in places such as Germany, Italy, France and United States. Science fiction films can be set in the future and anywhere, so it allows filmmakers to develop their creativity and explore different possibilities. It also gives the audience spectacular visual effects and sometimes, it involves interesting story line such as time and space travelling, paranormal abilities etc.

‘Science Fiction narratives extrapolate present conditions or technologies and postulate their evolution in the future, or make dramatic but plausible postulations about the present. In a certain way, the genre continually poses the question “What if?” under a range of different circumstances.’ (Friedman,L., 2014)

Psychedelic:

Psychedelic is a film genre used in characterized the influence from psychedelia and also links to the experience of psychedelic drugs. The film usually contains visual distortion image and sound and sometimes includes hallucinations and also regards psychedelic imagery.  Psychedelic uses editing techniques, sounds, music, narration and cinematography to present the ideas of distortion.

Chosen Genre For My Fashion Film: Sci-fi Psychedelic

The reason why I set my film as science fiction psychedelic genre as my film are focusing on the editing and special effects. My film also links to science fiction not only the editing, but also the way I set the settings of my film which shows my imaginative world and how I have also used flashback techniques in my film. The film links to psychedelic genre as well because it involves scenes where it is distorted, the music choices and the editing I have used on my film links to the psychedelic ideas.

References:

  • Friedman, L., Desser, D., Kozloff, S., Nochimson, M., Prince, S. (2014) An Introduction To Film Genres. Published by W.W.Norton & Company, Inc.

Natural make-up for Tv and Film # Techfile

Equipments: (Make-up)

  • Cleanser, toner, moisturizer
  • Cotton pads
  • Cotton buds
  • A spatula
  • A cape
  • Illamasqua Matt Primer
  • Kryolan Foundation Palette
  • Kryolan Concealer palette
  • Illamasqua Loose Powder
  • A puff
  • Gosh Brow shadow Kit
  • Illamasqua Neutral Eye shadow Palette
  • Eyelash curler
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
  • Mascara wand
  • Illamasqua contour palette (Highlight)
  • Illamasqua blush palette
  • Lip balm
  • Kryolan lip palette

Directions:

  1. Ask the model to wear the cape. Cleanse, toner and moisturizer the model’s face. Apply the lip balm on the model’s lips.
  2. Apply primer on the model’s face.
  3. Use the color which suits the model’s skintone. I’ve used the color from the Kryolan foundation palette and mix with the primer. After that, apply it to the model’s face.
  4. Apply concealer under the model’s eyes and cover the blemishes on the face.
  5. Then, apply loose powder onto the face.
  6. Apply highlight on the bridge on the nose, cheeks, philtrum and chin.
  7. Use a natural blush color on the cheeks. I have used a soft peachy color on the cheeks.
  8. I have used the color which matches the model’s brow color and fill in the model’s brows with brow shadow.
  9. After that, I have used the eye shadow from the Illamasqua netural eye shadow palette and apply it onto the eyelids.
  10. Then, curl the model’s lashes with the eyelash curler. After that, apply mascara with the mascara wand. Make sure no clumps on the mascara wand as I want to create natural looking lashes.
  11. I have used the LC009 color on the Kryolan lip palette and get some color on your finger and apply it onto the model’s lips with the finger to create a more natural lip color. Although the color looks a bit dark, but by applying it on the lips with the finger, it gives a more lighter color and natural finish.

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To improve, I can use products like CC Cream or illuminating balm to brighten the skin more and it helps to make the skin more dewy and healthy looking. Also, I can cover the dark circles more as in here, you can still see the dark circles. I’m pleased with the brows, eyelashes, the lip color and the blush on the cheeks and I think they work well on the natural make-up look.

Hair on Camera. Structure and Movement # Techfile

Equipments:

  • A paddle brush
  • A tail comb
  • Hot rollers
  • Hot rollers securing clips
  • A cape

Directions:

  1. Ask the model to put on the cape. Brush the hair with the paddle brush.
  2. Switch on the hot rollers.
  3. Separate the hair into side parting and then separate the hair into front and back section.
  4. When the rollers are hot and ready for use, first, start with the back section. Separate the hair into two sections (up and bottom). Use the red hot rollers for the top section and blue for the bottom section. For the red ones, position the rollers like the brick work. I have used three rollers on each row. Grab a small section of hair and place the hot roller underneath the hair. Roll the hair with the roller and secure the roller on the hair with hot roller clip. Do the same for the rest of the hair for the upper section hair at the back. For the blue ones at the bottom section, separate the hair into two sections (left and right). For both section, the roller will position vertically and move towards the face.
  5. For the front section, I have used red hot rollers. Place the hot rollers underneath the hair. Roll the hair with the rollers and secure it onto the hair with hot roller clip. Do the same for the rest of the hair for the front section.
  6. After the hot rollers have cool down, remove the rollers and the clips from the hair.

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I’m pleased with how the wave looks on this practice and compare to the last practice on hot rollers, this time, I have managed to do the hairstyle quicker as I remember the steps. The position of the hot rollers matter how the wave will look like at the end and on here, I didn’t brush out the curls as I want the natural wavy hairstyle. The nice wavy hair gives a soft texture to the look and makes the hair look natural and creates an elegant style.

What is my fashion film about? And analysing the editing effects used in my fashion film

The name of my film is titled ‘Illusion’. It is because I want to present the ideas of how Op Art gives people the illusion of vibrating, flashing, psychedelic and hidden images pattern which confuse people. The general idea of my film is about how I’ve used my model to represent me and the setting of the film represent my imaginative world. I will name her the same name as me ‘Vicki’ as she is a person who portrayed the character of me in the film. She explores different things in the area which shows the idea of my process of developing my research. I have researched Op Art as the theme of my film and in the film, I have uses different editing effects and actions to create my interpretations of presenting Op Art based on my knowledge. The film has got a futuristic theme which links to science fiction as the use of editing effects, the way I show the idea of my imaginative world, the contemporary version of historical make-up, hair, accessories, props and garments and also flashback are being used at the beginning and at the end. The editing effects links to the psychedelic genre which I’ve chosen as well. My model is used to present how I think about Op Art and you can see in the film that when she put her hand on the head and looking around, it shows how I think Op Art gives me the vision of dizziness and the echo , replicate , motion tile, kaleida, rotation and flashing effect helps me to support this idea. At the beginning of the film, I have used a rotation image while zooming into the sunglasses and it links to the ending as well because I want to flashback to the first scene, but this time, I have zooming out from the sunglasses and the direction of the rotation is different to the first scene which shows that the scene goes back to the first scene. Nearly the end of the film, I have overlapped a scene from the earlier scene which shows the process of going back to the beginning.

On below, I have listed out the effects that I’ve used for my film and I have explained the reason why I used those effects for my film to present my idea.

Adobe After Effects:

CC Kaleida:

(Flower)

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By using a rotating kaleida pattern (Flower), it create the dizzy visions like what Op Art creates as well when we look at the patterns. I like the way how when I rotate the directions when editing, you can see the pattern on the garment changes into different patterns.

(Wheel)

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The Kaleida effect also got another setting and on a different scene, I have used the wheel setting and I like the way how the eyes are positions in different angles which link to the idea of Op Art patterns that it features similar patterns but in different directions like the painting which Bridget Riley did, Blaze I in 1962 where the patterns go different ways.The way there are many boxes which links to the repeated pattern of Op Art. I have also use the rotation to create dizzy visions.

CC Flo Motion:

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Flo motion is used in the film as I like how it creates an illusion of hidden image and the way there are many heads in different positions and warping imageries link to the Op Art patterns. This visual effect creates a confusing and dizzy vision.

Motion Tile:

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The Motion tile helps me to create distorted image and I like the way how it links to Op Art as the effect helps me to create the hidden image effect and I also like the way how the images disappear at the end to change to the other scene.

Premiere Pro CC:

Flashing effects – Typography

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I have used the flashing effects as it links to how Op Art gives the vision of flashing patterns.

Rotation:

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The rotation effect is inspired by the shower scene from ‘Psycho’ in 1960 as I think when the frame rotates while zooming in the sunglasses, it creates a twirling effects like the painting from Bridget Riley, Braze I in 1962.

Extract:

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I have used the extract effect as I like how it stands out the line patterns on the garment and also the way it has created a color contrast between black and white.

Extract and mirror effects:

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I have then used the extract effect again. But this time, I have added mirror effects as well which I want to show the idea of how Op Art present symmetry patterns.

Boxes:

Repeated actions

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The way I use the boxes is to show a repeating actions which links to repeated pattern of the Op Art.

Motion tile:

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The motion tile effect creates a blurry version which gives an illusion of moving patterns

Mirror Effects:

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I have also used extract, motion tile and mirror effect in this scene and for this time, I have tried a different angle of the motion tile which makes the film more interesting. The extract effect stands out the line patterns on the garments and the mirror effects links to the symmetry patterns of the Op Art.

Echo Effect:

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The echo effects refer to the psychedelic pattern of the Op Art and it helps me to create two dimensional effect.

Replicate and Echo effect:

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The replicate effect shows the psychedelic pattern which Op art creates  and how the patterns confuse our eyes.

Venetian Blind:

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The black line patterns was reminds me of the film noir style and in here, I have used transform the lines from thin to thick. While the model turns her head to the front, the lip look changes as well as the width of the line patterns as well. The use of line patterns link to Op Art.

Overlay

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The overlay effect helps me to refer back to the first scene as my model is wearing the sunglasses again and I have used the extract effect which I did at the beginning. This shows the flashback techniques and I like the way how the kaleida effect at the bottom layer moving very fast while the upper layer moving slower which creates a contrast in time.