Looking back on the begining of the semester, I was really lost. I could not come up with the idea and felt really pressured considering a lot of people already had their. I tried to shoot on location, but that idea failed. Coming up to week five, I finally got my inspiration and from there it started to get easier. The research I did up to that week and the lessons we had helped me a lot to get a better understanding of what is expected from us and our projects. I used that research for one of the looks I had in mind and added two more. My film may just look like a make up tutorial but it is a lot more than that. I wanted to show the effect and power make up has not only on the person wearing it but also their surrounding and society. I used one model for a better effect. All looks have a slight fashion twist. I chose an 80’s look to bring colour and fun to my film. The second look is a quite edgy evening look; sparkly smokey eyes and dark lips. For the third look I wanted to make her black. I got the inspiration from a make up book l have and the film Black Like Me, which l reviewed on my blog as well as explained the story behind each look in detail.
I always enjoy practical lessons with Lottie and Helen and I always learn something new and broaden my skills. Pascal’s lesson was most helful and personally, my favourite this semester and we really had a chance to discuss our film ideas, show our work and get our questions answered. However, I think it really is not fair that me and my group never got proper feedback as others did, even though I asked for it a few times.
Creating three completely different looks, research and everything that comes with it was no’t easy and quite overwhelming at times but I managed to keep up with everything and tried my best
When it comes to filming, I wish we had at least one lesson on it. It would’ve been really helpful and saved me a lot of time and stress in the studio – which was hard to book! They could have been on instead of Jochen’s lesson, which I did not find helpful at all. I understand why we had to make a film but I really wish that the project was similar to the one we had last year – when we had to create characters only. My third look did not turn out as expected, This brings me to time management, which I need to improve as well as practice more.
Overall, I have learned a lot and if I were to reshoot my film it would probably look ten times better. But I’m not going to and I’m relieved to have that behind me.